Valerie Polichar

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation IT Director
Location San Diego, California, United States
Introduction Valerie holds a Ph.D. in experimental psychology & a B.A. in cognitive science, and is a credentialed mediator. She has expertise on educational technology and networked communications, has written a chapter for a distance learning text, has published research on cell phone use, and has consulted for the U.S. Navy. She works for the University of California, San Diego, where she serves as Director of Academic Technology Services. A published writer and a singer/songwriter, Valerie edits and publishes the literary journal Grasslimb and records music as Huge Shark.
Interests neuropsychology, mediation, knitting, computing, ethnobotany, reading, writing, noir, punk, music, songwriting, crafts, gardening, weight training, eating
Favorite Movies Blade Runner, Mystery Train, Down by Law, Coffee & Cigarettes, Bagdad Cafe, Liquid Sky
Favorite Music Paul Westerberg, The Replacements, Over the Rhine, a-Ha, Lemon Jelly, Jane Siberry, The Church, Alberta Hunter, Japan, Peter Murphy, Brian Eno
Favorite Books Noir, police procedurals, comedies of manners, surrealist, mystery, SF