In 2004, I won The University of Texas at DallasComputer Science Excellence in Teaching Award. For me, this was a very gratifying accomplishment, since I have desired to be an excellent educator for almost my entire life. My philosophy of teaching includes communicating to students my enjoyment and passion for the subject areas in computer science and mathematics, as well as communicating that I truly want them to learn and master the material being presented.
For many years I have wanted to make excellent educational content available to students over the Internet so that students can learn at their own pace and time. Starting in 2005 I assisted in the development of a software project called EDU 2.0 that provides educators with a way to make any type of educational content available to anyone via the Internet, and allows students to freely access this content. The software can keep track of a student's progress, lessons completed, test scores, etc.
I have also been using WebCT in order to provide more online educational materials to my students.