In his role at IHMC, he is responsible for keeping all IT functions running smoothly for both Pensacola and Ocala offices. That includes diverse hardware and software systems, IHMC’s 10GB and wireless networks, fiber optic internet connection, and IP phone system. He is also responsible for maintaining and updating various internet servers, e-mail, web, DNS, etc. Alan oversees the purchasing, installing, maintenance, and support of all computer related systems.
Alan also works with Dr. Ford on IHMC overview presentations; oversees the taping, editing, and publishing of all the IHMC evening lectures to YouTube; and oversaw the launch of the very successful STEM Talk podcasts in 2016. He added an MBA to his resumé in 2010 and an additional Masters degree in 2018.
He is very involved in activities at his church, and enjoys trail biking and reading. He and his wife Jackie have 3 adult sons.
Behind the Scenes at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition
Research that makes a difference at the IHMC.