Sharon Lamb Krossa — Academic Technology Consultant

1305 Montclaire Way, Los Altos, CA 94024
Telephone: (650) 968-4143


Do you want to make more use of technology in your research or teaching — to make it more efficient, convenient, effective, or powerful? Need help?

I've been harnessing the power of computers for teaching and research, especially in the humanities, since 1989. With both a technical background (Lockheed engineer) and humanities background (Ph.D. in history expected July 2006), and experience combining the two (Academic Technology Specialist for the Stanford Linguistics Department), I'm particularly qualified to act as a bridge connecting humanities faculty/students and technology. Speaking both "languages" and understanding both worlds, I am able to help clients identify and implement technology, not as an end in itself, but as effective tools to help achieve academic goals.

I will work with you to determine what technology is available and appropriate, and teach you how to use it, for a project you already have in mind, or help you discover new possibilities to consider. I have experience and am effective working with people with a wide range of computer skills and experience, so whether you're a tentative beginner or a confident but time-strapped computer expert, I can help. I tailor solutions and training to the specific needs and abilities of the client: one size does not fit all. I can also work in any of three major platforms —Macintosh, Windows, or Unix— and even help you get them to work together.

I'm available as an independent consultant at reasonable hourly rates. I would also consider temporary or permanent positions. See my resumé for more details about my qualifications and experience.