Teaching is my great pleasure and my passion. I love learning so the opportunity to help others learn, gain insights, develop skills and appreciate the benefits of knowledge is always exciting and rewarding. I also enjoy getting to know my students and working one-on-one with them as they pursue their goals. I feel tremendously fortunate to have a job that I enjoy coming to every day!
COMM A190 Introduction to Communication
COMM A201 Interpersonal Communication
COMM A342 Interviewing
COMM A385 Group Communication
COMM A480 Organizational Communication
COMM A485 Leadership in Communications
COMM A497 Directed Capstone Internship
COMM A499 Service-Learning Capstone Internship
Ph.D., Speech Communication (1986), University of Washington
M.A., Organizational Communication (1981), Purdue University
B.A, Interpersonal Communication (1979), University of Montana
Carolinas Communication Association (CCA)
National Communication Association (NCA)
Honors and Awards
Presented Communication and Conflict Management for Leaders to the 2017 Regional Leadership Forum, May 4, 2017.
Excellence in Academic Advisement Award, USC Aiken, 2004-2005 and 2008-2009
University Service Award, USC Aiken, 2005-2006
Betty Jo Welch Award Winner, from the Carolinas Communication Association, 2006
Teaching Excellence Award, USC Aiken, 1992-1993 and 2000-2001
Organizational entry and exit: How do we hire, train, and socialize new members, and what is the process by which individuals leave organizations.