Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts 
    Major: International Relations
    The Ohio State University
  • MA Interpersonal and Public Communication
    Major: Organizational Communication
    Bowling Green State University
  • Ph.D. in Interpersonal and Public Communication
    Major: Organizational Communication
    Bowling Green State University
    Additional Emphases:  Programming/Computers, Sociology, Statistics

Workshops Attended:

  • Sourcing Grant Funds, Eastern Illinois University Office of Research and Sponsored programs, October 2013.
  • Moving Methodology: 2012 Organizational Communication Division Preconference. National Communication Association Conference, November 2012.
  • Applied Organizational Communication: The Role of “Practicality” in Pedagogical and Empirical Approaches. National Communication Association Conference, November 2012.
  • Desire2Learn Regional User Forum, October , 2012.
  • Online Course Development Institute, Eastern Illinois University, Spring 2012.
  • Faculty Summer Institute, University of Illinois, June 2010.
  • Leadership: The chair's role in fostering collegiality. Academic Chairs Conference, February 6, 2007, Orlando, FL.
  • Program level assessment: Making it work. Academic Chairs Conference, February 5, 2007, Orlando, FL.
  • Changing leadership: Expectations for Chairs. Academic Chairs Conference, February 8-10, 2006, Orlando, FL.
  • Academic Chair retreats, 2000 - 2006. Charleston, Il.
  • Organizational Communication and Change: Challenges in the Next Century. February 11-13, 1996. Austin TX.
  • Creating Practical Theory: Conversations, Grammars, and Moral Orders. A workshop hosted by Baylor University, Southwest Texas University, and Texas A&M University. October 19 -21, 1995.
  • GOAL/QPC 10th Annual Total Quality Management Conference and Workshops, Boston, MA: November 11-13, 1993.
  • GOAL/QPC 9th Annual Total Quality Management Conference and Workshops, Boston, MA: November 11-13, 1992.
  • TQM in Colleges and Universities: How to Make it Happen. Teleconference October 20, 1992.
  • Statistical Process Control. Argyle and Associates, September 3-4, 1992.
  • Fourth Annual Symposium on Quality in Academe. July 2-4, 1992.
  • Xerox Quality Program, Demonstration Project, February 3-5, 1992
  • Establishing and Developing Self-Directed Workteams. GOAL/QPC, Metheun, MA: January 7-8, 1992.
  • The Role of Human Resources in Total Quality Management. Wyatt Company, November 15, 1991.
  • Goal/QPC 8th Annual Total Quality Management Conference and Workshops, Boston, MA: November 11-13, 1991.
  • Legal Strategies for Coping with Retrenchment. College and University Personnel Association. Southern New England Chapter. April 12, 1991.
  • Challenge of ADA, Making it Work for You. The Institute for Human Resource Development. May 5, 1990.
  • Pre-retirement Planning, AARP, July 4-6, 1989.
  • Connecticut Business and Industry Association. Legal and Legislative Updates for Connecticut. June 16, 1989.
  • How to Find, Recruit, Interview, and Select Employees, Bryant College, The Center for Management Development. June 1-2, 1989.
  • Cultural Diversity in Student Affairs. Connecticut College Personnel Association, April 14, 1989.