Welcome to My Site

This site showcases my work. The earlist is from my work as Creative Director at the Center for Advanced Research for Education, Intelligent Systems Division, Information Sciences Institute in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. I worked there from 1998 – 2007.

Since that time, I have served two years in Morocco as a Small Business Development Consultant and three months in Benin as a Multimedia Training Specialist for the US Peace Corps. Most of the Gallery pages are from pictures taken in those places. Other photographs showcase my specialization in ethnic arts, artisans and performers.

You can read more about my work on my about page, download copies of my Resume and Curriculum Vitae, browse through my USC Project Portfolio and view photographs in the Gallery. Short writing samples, including narratives from grant applications and some short fiction, can be found starting here.

Please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Safari to view this site (all available as free downloads). If you use an older version of Internet Explorer you may experience some problems. This site was originally built in 2007 with Adobe Spry (javascript widget kit). Problems with some browsers prompted me to begin looking into using other tools and protocols, but while I was overseas, browser versions changed enough to allow me to clear away most problems. For more about the technologies used in this site, see About KatesWork.com.

Updated: May 5, 2013

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