Timothy James Pasch completed his doctorate in Communication at the University of Washington in December 2008. His dissertation work studied online virtual communities of the Inuit of Nunavik and proposed policy changes designed to empower language and security on the Arctic Web.
In the spring of 2009, Dr. Pasch created the digital media component for a series of National Institute of Health grants while working at the University of Washington Medical Center.
He is fluent in French and Japanese and endeavors to improve his Inuktitut, in addition to producing audio, instructional screencasts, digital curricula and websites. A primary focus of his research is community building through communication technology. This includes technology in the classroom, online portals for native and marginalized communities, immersive distance learning environments, virtual worlds, and security and privacy in social networks. His website is accessible at www.timpasch.com.