About Brian

Brian has over seventeen years of experience as a member of operations teams at Penn State University and Carnegie Mellon University in roles such as system administrator, SAN administrator, and IT manager. Brian is currently leading a team of engineers delivering collaborative communication technologies for campuses around the world. At the same time he has been teaching courses in technology at Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as several other schools.

Brian has earned two Master’s degrees: one in instructional technology and one in information technology security and assurance. He is a serial certifier, having earned many certifications from Microsoft, VMWare, CompTIA, and ITIL over the years, and all those test questions have also given him strong opinions about what does and doesn’t work in IT.

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