Professor; Program Facilitator,
Communications and Journalism
St. Louis (Webster Groves)
MEDC 1050 Introduction to Media Writing, MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communication, MEDC 3260 International Communication, MEDC 1630 Media Literacy
MA, Marketing, Webster University; BA English Literature, University of Missouri-Columbia
Students learn best by exercising the concepts they encounter in lecture. I try to build into each of my classes a component of group work, individual project and/or real-life experiences. I also believe our students need to be fluent in current technology so I utilize the web-enhanced sections of my face-to-face classes and teach online.
I am very interested in the concept of the global citizen — what does that mean and how is that manifested. I encourage all my students and advisees to study abroad to gain a new perspective on other countries, the USA and themselves. As the director at the Thai campus for almost four years, I learned the true value of a study abroad experience when I saw students from multiple countries becoming best friends. Friendships and person-to-person encounters can change everything.