Teaching Awards:

2017-2018 Teaching Recognition Award. Office of the Provost. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

2012-2013 Teaching Distinction Award. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Areas of Teaching Interest

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Communicative Issues of Death and Dying
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Small Group Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis

Courses Taught at SIUE

  • ACS 101: Public Speaking (H;O)
  • ACS 103: Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • ACS 200: Advanced Public Speaking
  • ACS 201: Small Group Communication (H)
  • ACS 323: Interpersonal Communication Theory and Applications
  • ACS 330: Theories of Communication (Flipped)
  • IS 342: Death and Dying (interdisciplinary team-taught course)
  • ACS 421: Computer-Mediated Communication (H; O)
  • ACS 423: Special Topics: Communicative Issues of Death and Dying
  • ACS 424: Senior Project in Interpersonal Communication (H)
  • ACS 425: Communicative Aspects of Death and Dying (H;O)
  • ACS 434: Nonverbal Communication
  • ACS 461: Strategies for Teaching Speech Communication (H)
  • ACS 502: Qualitative Research Methods (H)
  • ACS 509: Special Topics: Death and Dying (H;O)
  • ACS 509: Special Topics: Communication and Emotion
  • ACS 509: Special Topics: Romantic Relationships
  • ACS 520: Seminar in Interpersonal Communication (H)
  • ACS 521: Seminar in Computer-Mediated Communication (H)
ACS = Applied Communication StudiesIS = Interdisciplinary Studies500-level courses are at the graduate-levelH = taught as a hybridO = taught as an online course

Additional Teaching Experiences

Open Educational Resource (OER) Program (Fall 2014). Developed and utilized OERs in lieu of a traditional textbook and integrated iPads for in-class activities for Strategies for Teaching Speech Communication (ACS 461) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Chubu University Exchange Program (Summer, 2008). Taught Fundamentals of Human Communication (COMS 101) to a class that included 11 Japanese exchange students studying at Ohio University.

Upward Bound Program (Fall, 2005). Taught Fundamentals of Speech (SPCM 101) to a class that included 10 Native American students studying at South Dakota State University.