FROM CORPORATE AMERICA TO HIGHER EDUCATION
With a corporate communication management career spanning nearly three decades, I have experience as a global communication strategist and manager, business writer and speechwriter, leader and advisor, and organizational change consultant. I helped top executives of organizations, both large and small, articulate and deliver strategies to internal and external audiences. I also worked as an independent consultant, providing services to non-profits and arts support organizations, and helping people in many different fields build their oral and written communication skills.
I now bring my extensive experience into higher education. I direct the Internship Program and teach two sections of Business Communication. I also advise the Communication Association, a student group focused on professional development activities. All my students and interns acquire core communication skills in a creative, supportive environment that effectively contextualizes their learning: they learn to navigate successfully in professional discourse communities, to present themselves confidently, and to communicate effectively in business contexts. My fundamental goal is to help students make a successful and rewarding transition from college to the competitive, ever-changing work world that awaits.
Specializations / Research Interest(s)
- Business Communication
- Experiential Learning
- Program Management
- Professional Development
- Organizational Storytelling
- Master of Arts, Department of Communication, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- Bachelor of Arts, English, Bradley University
Distinctions / Awards
- Excellent Teacher's List, 2012-2016
- Certificate in Teaching Excellence
- CMN 211: Business Communication
- CMN 304: Communication Internship