I am professor of sociology and Lorey I. Lokey in Ethics at Mills College in Oakland, California where I also direct the new Innovation Lab at Mills. I teach courses in the sociology department, the graduate school of public policy and the graduate school of business. My PhD is in organizational sociology and I write on the sociology of information, collaboration in organizations and communities, and innovation in education. Outside teaching and research, I keep a hand in electronics and robotics, exercise my inner-engineer, and dabble in woodworking and design.