Matt’s interests range from network and system security, child-computer interaction and the educational impact of computer technology, to knowledge discovery in databases and data-mining. He also teaches the Informatics I494-: Designing and Developing an Information System full year-long capstone sequence course and administers all internships for both Informatics and Computer Science. Matt received two separate bachelor degrees from IU in Political Science and Computer Science and his MS in Human Computer Interaction in 2003.
Matt is very active in the Bloomington community. He was a founding member and first full-term President of the School of Informatics Alumni Association Board of Directors,and serves on two other IU Alumni Association Boards. Matt is a steering committee member for the Young Professionals of Bloomington.
In his spare time, Matt likes to travel the world taking pictures. He is also a trained SCUBA science diver, rescue diver, and divemaster.You can often find him playing basketball at the HPER.
Una came to her position from IU’s Service-Learning Program, where she worked with Advocates for Community Engagement (ACEs), undergraduate students working in nonprofit agencies to facilitate service-learning experiences for fellow Indiana University students. In this position, she appreciated the opportunity to witness the powerful impact of a nonprofit’s mission on the population served, as she worked with the team to find ways for students to learn in these environments. She was the founder of Local First Bloomington, a nonprofit supporting local, independent businesses in Bloomington, IN. In this position, she discovered how important technology is to a new nonprofit, when she found that the creation and maintenance of a website would be the first work she needed to do, followed quickly by learning technology needed to track workflows, stakeholders, and share information. This work afforded her an excellent understanding of the educational and developmental opportunities in and around nonprofits, while also understanding the pitfalls and careful attention that must be paid when bringing students in to work for an agency.Una is pursuing a Masters of Education in Learning Sciences, focusing specifically on sociocultural and collaborative, active learning. This avenue of education combined with her history in nonprofit work and service-learning create a solid background for the work she is doing now for ServeIT.
Hello! My name is Addison Dant and I am a first-year graduate student pursuing a
Master of Public Affairs in IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. My
concentrations are Non-Profit Management and International Development. I also
obtained a B.A. in Spanish from Indiana University in May of 2016. This semester I am a
Graduate Supervisor for Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and the Training team.
I am from a small town in southern Indiana and just truly love being a Hoosier! In my
spare time, I enjoy hiking with my dog and spending time with my friends and family. I
am looking forward to another year of living in Bloomington and working with the
ServeIT staff and teams!
My name is Rebecca Vaughn and I am a second-year graduate student working on my master’s in public administration at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. My concentrations are nonprofit management and policy analysis. For my undergraduate career, I received B.A. in anthropology with a minor in sociology at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. Last year in Serve IT, I supervised many teams including External Relations, Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District, Monroe County Community School Corporation, and the South-Central Indiana Housing Opportunities.
Before SPEA, I served as a Corps Member of AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) through the Aurora, Colorado campus. I worked in Kansas City (Missouri), Payson (Arizona), and Houston (Texas) on various projects with nonprofits in those respective locations. Outside of academia, I love to travel and have been to twenty countries so far! After graduation I hope to take some time to travel while job hunting.
Greetings! I am Kristen Hurns, a dual Masters student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs from IU’s
School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and a Master of Information Science from IU’s School
of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE). My concentration is Non-Profit Management. Prior to
attending Indiana University, I attended Alcorn State University in Mississippi where I obtained a B.S. in
Biology and a B.S. in Chemistry. I am looking forward to using my STEM background and interest in non-
profit organizations to support the endeavors of the Serve IT clinic.