Ph.D. University of Iowa
M.A. University of Northern Iowa; B.S.S. Cornell College
1998 - 2000; Graduate Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant/Forensics Coach; UNI
2000 - 2003; Instructor/ADOF/DOF; Winona State University, Winona, MN
2003 - 2007; Graduate Teaching Assistant; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2007 - Present; Washburn University
Courses Currently Teaching
CN 101 Principles and Practices of Human Communication
CN 304 Qualitative Research Methods
CN 306 Health Communication
CN 351 Interpersonal Communication
College Faculty Council
University Benefits Committee
University Wellness Committee
Honors Advisory Board
Fall 2011 I was invited to join Leadership Washburn, a campus leadership group.
My favorite part of this career is working with students. I have had the pleasure of working with a Master's student on her thesis on nonverbal behaviors and numerous undergraduate students on individual research projects. Watching my students receive their diplomas is always a highlight for me. What amazing students we have here at Washburn!
Personally, I have experienced several accomplishments while here at Washburn. In research, I have had four publications and another under review. Last year I was a recipient of the Student Life Achieving Excellence Award and I was named department chair.