About Ed Dodds

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I grew up in St. Paul, MN. During high school days, I participated in Boy Scouts, debate, extemporaneous and public speaking, poetry club, among other things. I’m a bit Aspergery. Jesus is my working hypothesis.

I studied some STEM at University of Minnesota-Morris, and Biblical Studies and Communications (B.A.) at Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN and was involved with COMMA, Collegiate Civitans, Intercollegiate Forensics, Preachers’ Club, Religious Debate Club, Literary Club.

Then to Abilene (TX) Christian University Graduate School of Theology for a MA, Mission (intercultural religious communications).

Went back to MN and did some temp jobs, some public speaking and small group teaching.

I moved to Nashville, TN to marry Deana. She is Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee (or UCPMidTN).

I started my technology consulting (mainly in intranet development related activities) during Y2K days as the Dot Com Bubble was about to burst. I’ve done some analytics, some coding, some technical writing. I’ve always been about seeing the big picture (systems thinking #realdata #realeconomick), discerning when rhetoric diverges from practice, and proposing and architecting solutions.

I boost digital preservation, disabilities rights, ecumenism, eScience, gigabit networks, global collaboration and education, grid computing, national research and education networks, etc. I also promote the intersection of these things, entrepreneurship, and related journalism. I try to help not-for-profits when I can.

I like to read and consume audio and video on a variety of disciplines, with an eye to the application of process or technology cross fertilization / hybridization / synthesis. If Joseph Campbell, Michael Faraday or Michael Hudson would have mentioned it, I would probably find it of interest.

I’m a lifelong learning type — don’t know at this point if that will manifest in a book, M.Div., M.B.A. or a Ph.D. We’ll see what the market bears. In the meantime, you’re welcome to enjoy my posts, rants and tweets.