I’m Rob Thomas. My journey to instructional design has taken me from being a street artist while working in warehouses in Seattle to being homeless for two years before finishing my undergraduate degree at Evergreen State College to being recruited immediately upon graduation to work on the Microsoft Encarta ‘98 CD-ROM Encyclopedia. I left the NW that year in August of 1997 to pursue a MA in Humanities at SFSU, studied closely with Giorgio Agamben at UC Berkeley in 1999, and completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy, Literature and the Theory of Criticism at Binghamton University in 2005. I have served as an adjunct faculty member at San Francisco State University for the past 17 years. I am extremely proud to be continuing my journey with the campus community that has been my home for the past twenty years by pursuing a MA in Instructional Technology (ITEC) in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies (ELSIT) at SFSU.