As Associate Director of CASIT, Ben is responsible for internal operations and for the services provided by the Web, Systems, and Help Desk teams.
Ben was hired by the College of Arts and Sciences in 2007 to create a web development service for CAS departments. When CASIT was created, his team became one of its service areas.
Ben has an academic background in Sanskrit and Tibetan religious literature and Himalayan art, and learned web development by working on art historical and bibliographic databases when he was a museum administrator in New York City. He also taught Art History through UO’s Freshman Seminars program from 2005 to 2016.