Assistant Professor of Communication
Office Location: Rupp 209
Phone: (765) 998-4806
Specialties: interpersonal communication, team building, personality profile analysis, family communication, corporate training, corporate advising, gender communication, business relations
PhD, Northeastern University, start in 2012
MSM, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1993
BA, Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Why I love teaching at Taylor:
The passion I have for teaching emerges from the desire to empower and equip students with experiences, knowledge and wisdom gained from over 25 years in the corporate world. Diverse examples of actual case studies brings teaching to life. It gives a factual, personal and powerful perspective to concepts and methodologies. I continually challenge students and supplement the learning experience with elements of critical thinking that give them a seamless empowerment for future life application, choices, decision making, analysis and a greater global interdependence.
Advice to incoming students:
- Find balance in life
- Engage in the community atmosphere of Taylor University
- Practice time management
- Communicate with your professors
- Call your mom or text her often (my son is a Taylor grad -- updates encourage parents)
Hiking, exploring antique shops, reading novels and historical books, spending time with family and granddaughter, Listening to Classical, Gospel, and Celtic music and watching my favorite movies: The Passion of Christ, The Hiding Place, The King and I, Gone with the Wind, Dances with Wolves, Romancing the Stone, and most documentaries featuring historical facts.