BA in Journalism and English, UTC, 1990. 
MA in English with Rhetoric concentration, UTC, 2009.

Teaching Interests

Professional writing and Rhetorical Analysis.

Teaching Approach

Tie lessons to real world experiences and uses.

What are your expectations of students?

Show up. Do the work.

Why did you become an English professor?

I got fired from all my other jobs. Just kidding. I truly enjoy teaching and interacting with students.

Outside of being a professor, what do you do for fun and/or relaxation?

Run marathons, backpack, cycle, landscape photography

What's something about you that might surprise your students?

I largely got C's in my undergraduate English classes. Worked 20 years in Corporate Communications and Marketing. Then got my act together for Grad school and earned A's (except for one B).