Ph.D. in Communication Studies (2010), The University of Texas at Austin.
Specializations: New Media/Emerging Technologies & Organizational Communication
Dissertation: The Rationalities behind the Adoption of Cyberinfrastructure for e-Science in the Early 21st Century U.S. Advisor: Larry D. Browning.

M. A. in Interdisciplinary Studies/Liberal Arts & Sciences (2006), San Diego State University.
Thesis: Human Consciousness in the Contact Zone between the Sciences and the Humanities. Advisor: Stephen W. B. Roeder.

M. A. in Communication (2003), San Diego State University.
Thesis: Faculty’s Initial Adoption of Blackboard Technology Cluster as an Innovation: Individual Variables as Predictors/Non-Predictors of Early Adoption Time. Advisor: Susan A. Hellweg.

B. S. in Mechanical Engineering (2000), University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Senior Design Project: Automated Spot Welding System (with Tony Vejraska and Josh Reeson).