Communication Arts & Sciences
Bachelor of Arts, Business & Organizational Communication with a minor in Marketing & Sales-The University of Akron
Master of Arts, Higher Education Administration-The University of Akron
Certified in Myers-Briggs Type Instrument, DiSC & FIRO-B.
Areas or specialization include public relations, organizational behavior and management, leadership, and sales and marketing in healthcare and non-profit/for-profit organizations.
Accreditated by Public Relations Society of America (APR).
Prior to joining BW, I worked 20 years in the public relations field.
Questions and answers
Why did you choose to teach at BW?
BW has a welcoming atmosphere for students as well as faculty. It is a place where people immediately feel connected and included. I love the opportunity to know the students and help them discover their unique qualities that will help guide them to their future careers and selves.
What characteristics distinguish BW from other colleges/universities?
Definitely the friendly atmosphere!
How do you mentor students?
I mentor students as an academic advisor and as a teacher. I listen and guide. Typically, students know the answers but they need a little reassurance and direction. I take great pride in introducing students to the many aspects of public relations. I assist them in finding the right area of public relations for internships and employment.
What do students like best about your class?
Students appreciate the real-world experiences that I bring to class. I combine my professional experience, textbook teachings and current events to help students understand the importance of public relations in today's society. My classes also offer practical project experiences with professional clients. Students develop networking skills and portfolio materials to assist them in their job searches.
If you weren't teaching what would you be doing?
I would be working as a public relations professional in a health-related or non-profit organization.