It started as a challenge. As part of my graduate education I took a number of computer and programming classes. When the web started to become popular (1994), I began doing web design. My hobby turned into a part-time business for a while. I still work with web projects but most of them are for non-profit organizations or for the University.

Academic/Educational Sites:

  • Coles County Electronic Village
  • The Volunteer Project
  • I Sing the Body Electric Web Site
  • Department of Communication Studies Web Site
  • Department of Communication Studies Faculty Portal
  • Department of Communication Studies Student Portal
  • The Rotary Club of Charleston Web Site
  • Rotarians Against Malaria
  • District 6490 Rotary Youth Exchange
  • Rotary District 6490 Website

Professional Sites

  • Gano Welding
  • Easy Living RV
  • Insurance Bridge
  • Lincoln College
  • Radio Mattoon
  • Elite Productions
  • Coles County United Way
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters 

Office: CAC 1001A
Phone: 222.333.5820
Fax:  229.293.6182
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Academic

Evaluation of "I Sing The Body Electric"- Innovative adolescent health education program (2007).  Electronic Journal of Health Education. Co-authored with Kathy Phillips and Julie Dietz.

Communication apprehension in upper level accounting students: An assessment of skill development.  (2001).  Journal of Education for Business.  Co-authored with Tim Mills.

Surfing the Internet and other related dramas.  (1998). Speech Communication Teacher. Co-authored with John Parrish-Sprowl and Rod Carveth.

Chinese Students’ Recognition of Typical American Cultural Situations: Implications for English as a Second Language Instruction.  (1997).  Journal of the Illinois Speech and Theater Association.  Co-authored with He-ping Cheng.

Decreasing Employment Process cycle Time: A Case Study.  In Morgan, & Smith, J. E. (1996)  Staffing the New Workplace:  Selecting and Promoting for Quality Improvement.  Milwaukee, WI:  ASQC Quality Press.

How to Flow Chart your way to Process Efficiencies. Fleet Executive (November, 1994). 

Managerial Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Subordinates. The Southern Communication Journal.  (Spring, 1993).  Co-authored with Craig Monroe and Vince DiSalvo 

Communication Apprehension among High School Dropouts.  The School Psychologist (March, 1992). Co-authored with Craig Monroe and Robert D. Burrell.

Conflict Behaviors of Difficult Subordinates:  Effects of Gender. The Southern Communication Journal.  (Fall, 1990). Co-authored with Craig Monroe, Vince DiSalvo, and James Lewis

Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness:  A Methodological Approach.  Bulletin of the Association of Communication Administrators.  (1989).  Co-authored with Craig Monroe.

Conflict Behaviors of Difficult Subordinates. The Southern Communication Journal.  (Summer, 1989). Co-authored with Craig Monroe and Vince DiSalvo.

Communication Apprehension and Avoidance of Post-Secondary Education.  The School Counselor.  (November, 1988). Co-authored with Craig Monroe.

Proprietary

Departmental eBook, Fall 2011, 2012, 2013.

Department of Communication Studies Self-study, Lead Author, Fall 2007.

I Sing the Body Electric evaluation report: Year three. (2007) Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System. Co-authored with Julie Dietz and Kathy Phillips.

I Sing the Body Electric evaluation report: Year two. (2006) Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System. Co-authored with Julie Dietz and Kathy Phillips.

I Sing the Body Electric evaluation report: Year one Follow-up. (2005) Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System. Co-authored with Julie Dietz and Kathy Phillips.

I Sing the Body Electric evaluation report: Year one. (2004) Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System. Co-authored with Julie Dietz and Kathy Phillips.

Department of Communication Studies Procedures Manual, 2002 (Revised annually) 

Department of Speech Communication Self-study, Lead Author, Spring 2001.

EIU-CMN Corporate Community: A Corporate Communication Simulation. (2001). Co-authored with Melanie Mills.

Total Quality Management at the University of Connecticut.  University of Connecticut (1996).

Process Management for the Quality Program Impaired.  (1994)  National Association of Fleet Administrators.

The Facilitator's Handbook.  University of Hartford (1993).

The Leader's Packet:  Forms and tools to Assist the Team Leader in Coordinating a Team for the First Time.  University of Hartford (1993).

University of Hartford New Employee Orientation Program Manual.  University of Hartford (1993).

A Handbook for Staff.  University of Hartford  (Revised 1993).

Total Quality Management at the University of Hartford.  University of Hartford (1992).

Forms and Procedures Manual (1st & 2nd ed.).  University of Hartford (1989 & 1992).

Dialogue for Direction:  Performance and Salary Review at the University of Hartford. University of Hartford  (1990).

Orientation:  Employment Interviewing and the Orientation Process at the University of Hartford (1st & 2nd Ed.). University of Hartford  (1990 & 1992).

Basic Communication Skills Development Program for Client Managers of the West Virginia Department of Health.  Co-authored with Craig Monroe  (1987).

Academic Grants (Total = $105,300)

These grants were awarded for for research purposes.

  • Eastern Illinois University, Study Abroad Development Grant, Spring 2013 ($3,000), Globalizing the Communication Curriculum, University of West Indies.  
  • Eastern Illinois University, Redden Grant, Summer 2012 ($1300), Eye-Glaze Tracking Hardware and Software. 
  • Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, Fall 2007 ($5,000). Year 4 Validation of the ISBE Project, Co-investigators Julie Dietz and Kathy Phillips.
  • Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, Fall 2006 ($5,000). Year 4 Validation of the ISBE Project, Co-investigators Julie Dietz and Kathy Phillips.
  • Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, Fall 2005 ($5,000). Year 3 Validation of the ISBE Project, Co-investigators Julie Dietz and Kathy Phillips.
  • Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, Fall 2004 ($5,000). Year 2 Validation of the ISBE Project, Co-investigators Julie Dietz and Kathy Phillips.
  • Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, Fall, 2002 ($20,000). Validation of the ISBE Project, Co-investigators Julie Dietz and Kathy Phillips.
  • Presidential Research Award, Eastern Illinois University, Summer, 1996 ($2,500). " A Textual Analysis of four labor disputes: Multiple voices and the creation of meaning."
  • Redden Foundation Grant, Eastern Illinois University, Summer, 1995 ($500.00).
  • Faculty Development Grant, Marshall University, Spring, 1987 "Development of a Text in Business and Professional Communication," ($1,500.00).
  • Summer Research Grant, Marshall University Foundation, Summer 1986 ($2,000.00). "An Investigation into the Nature of Shyness and Other Related Constructs."
  • Faculty Development Grant, Marshall University, Spring, 1986 ($1,500.00), "Development of a Text in Business and Professional Communication."
  • Summer Research Grant, Marshall University Foundation, Summer 1985 ($1,500.00). "Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness: A Methodological Approach." 

Administrative Grants ($479,248)

These are grants were awarded to further technology in the department.

  • ATAC Funds Spring 2012 ($33,980).
  • TEAM Software Grant Suummer 2009 (23,000).
  • EIU ATAC Lab Upgrade Grant Summer 2008 ($60,000).
  • Avid Mediashare Server, Summer 2005 ($28,000).
  • EIU ATAC Funds Summer 2004 Computer Lab Upgrades ($39,500).
  • Productivity, Evaluation, Implementation Grant, EIU Summer 2004- 2006 ($60,000).
  • Sarah Bush Health Foundation, Spring 2002 ($12,600). I Sing the Body Electric Graduate Assistantships.
  • EIU ATAC Funds Fall 2000 ($7,800) Avid Edit System (with Mike Bradd).
  • Office of Safety Programs, Summer 2001 ($6,300), Graduate Assistantship.
  • Sarah Bush Health Foundation, Spring 2001 ($12,600). I Sing the Body Electric Graduate Assistantships.
  • EIU TEDE Funds Spring 2001 ($8,000). Software upgrades.
  • EIU ATAC Funds Fall 2000 ($7,500) Portable Projection System.
  • EIU ATAC Funds Fall 2000 ($7,500) Portable Projection System.
  • Eastern Illinois University ATAC Funds Spring 2000 ($30,600) Hadwiger Communication Laboratory Equipment Upgrades.
  • Eastern Illinois University ATAC Funds Spring 2000 ($10,210) Multimedia Classroom.
  • Sarah Bush Health Foundation, Spring 1999 ($12,600). I Sing the Body Electric Graduate Assistantships.
  • Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company Spring 1999 ($17,500 In kind). Project Access.
  • Lumpkin Foundation. Spring 1999 ($8,000). Walking the Talk: encouraging community- based dialogues on volunteerism.
  • Lumpkin Foundation. Spring 1998 ($10,800). Walking the Talk: encouraging community- based dialogues on volunteerism.
  • Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company. Spring 1998 ($11,585). Our Community Online Web Site.
  • Health Resources and Services Administration, Fall 1997 (total grant $289,330) shared by five project partners. Departmental allocation $68,700. I Sing the Body Electric. Rural Teen Health Education.
  • Illinois Department of Public Health, Spring 1998 (Total grant $66,494 ) shared by five project partners. Departmental allocation $10,353. I Sing the Body Electric. Rural Teen Health Education.

Non-Academic Grants (Total = $105,000)

  • The Charleston Charitable Trust Fund, October 1995 for Eastern Coles County United Way ($15,000 each year).
  • The Charleston Charitable Trust Fund, October 1996 for Eastern Coles County United Way ($15,000 each year).
  • The Charleston Charitable Trust Fund, October 1997 for Eastern Coles County United Way ($15,000 each year).
  • The Charleston Charitable Trust Fund, October 1998 for Eastern Coles County United Way ($15,000 each year).
  • The Charleston Charitable Trust Fund, October 1999 for Eastern Coles County United Way ($15,000 each year).
  • The Charleston Charitable Trust Fund, October 2000 for Eastern Coles County United Way ($15,000 each year).
  • The Charleston Charitable Trust Fund, October 2001 for Eastern Coles County United Way ($15,000 each year).

​Total value for grants = $689,548