Assistant Professor of Communication
Although what I teach and my pedagogical practices must be altered to fit the contexts within which I am teaching, my ultimate outcome is to inspire students to be productive, passionate members in their community and make a contribution to the global economy overall. To accomplish this goal, it is important to foster an environment of experiential learning. I employ several different learning methods, which include lectures, class discussion, case analysis, and group presentations.
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I have had many titles and held many roles in university, corporate, and nonprofit contexts; but the one thing that has remained static is that I have been a teacher in every role, first as a corporate trainer and eventually as a college professor. I attended Ohio University for my graduate and undergraduate degrees where I majored in organizational communication. I began teaching at the college level in 1999. I teach Public Speaking, Intercultural Communication, Organizational Communication, Principles of Advertising and PR, PR Writing, Strategies, and Campaigns to the traditional day students. I have taught at several universities including Denison, Ohio University and The Ohio State University. I grew up in Springfield Ohio. I moved to Florida in 2008 and I have loved every minute in the sunshine state. I live in Tampa FL with my three amazing teenagers.
I enjoy dancing, enjoying nature and spending time with my family.
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