Research is required in higher education, but I've found it a lot more interesting than participating in my middle school science fair! To me, research is an extension of exploration. The questions I pursue need to appeal to my sense of curiosity as well as provide some sort of value to the community and world.
Academic research requires persistance, humility, and an underlying comfort with how little I really know. Sometimes answering a research question takes months or years and other times pursuit of an answer only leads to infinitely further questions. Collaborating with those who's interests align and talents compliment my own bring comraderie and joy to this process.
Current research includes:
- ColorNet: A patented, machine learning solution for managing brand colors in video with application in live sporting events
- Industry expert adjuncts: Studying the on-boarding and early teaching experiences of industry expert adjuncts (IEA) and the impacts these types of courses have on student confidence and job readiness
- Dye sublimation: Exploration of color replication and archival qualities for reproducing fine art photography on non-paper substrates such as wood, metal, and glass
Recent research honors include:
- Received a US patent and over $100,000 in financial support to continue development and implementation of ColorNet
- Clemson University College of Business: Outstanding Young Researcher
- Received funding from the Powers College of Business Summer Research Grant
- Received Clemson University Support for Project Completion (CU SUCCEEDS) Grant for the dye sublimation project
- Participation in international trade shows and conferences to present research findings
- Over 20 published papers in professional journals