Josh is a senior systems administrator with over 25 years of industry experience. His areas of expertise include systems administration, project management, and technical writing.
At U-M, his regular job is administering servers for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), especially those for the web content management system (CMS) and knowledge management system (KMS). He's a KMS application administrator and a curator. He also coordinates the Infrastructure team's thrice-a-year mid-semester maintenance weekends, inventory management, and extended warranty coverage.
Josh was a member of the Best Practices and Technology Team, and in his second year was that team's representative to the Core Team, of the VOICES of the Staff program (June 2012 through June 2014). When his term expired he became a team facilitator (June 2014 onwards), continuing as a facilitator after it became the Leveraging Technology team in June 2015 through June 2018. He then became the team advisor for a year and stepped down from VOICES in June 2019.
He was the Desk Editor of SAGEwire during its existence and is a long-time USENIX contributor, having served on 6 LISA program committees (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2015) and been an external reader/reviewer for 9 more (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2018). He’s written and published conference and workshop summaries in ;login: for several years. Josh is or was also a member of:
While at U-M, in addition to conference session writeups for the USENIX Association's magazine, ;login:, Josh has written the following articles that appeared in university publications: