Skills

Skills

Program Coordinating

Coordinated the American Studies major, the Communication Arts & Sciences major, and the Women's Studies minor at Penn State Berks. Grew all three programs during my tenure. 

Educator

Courses taught include:  Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, Interpersonal Effectiveness in Business, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Communication Careers, Conflict Management, Gender and Communication, Contemporary American Political Rhetoric, Feminist Theory, Black American Rhetoric, Social Movements, Gender and the Media, Rhetoric of Television and Film: Narratives and Cultural Context, Rhetoric of American Horror Films, Issues in Freedom of Expression, Persuasion, Rhetorical Theory, Mass Media and Society, and Media Literacy.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2006 - Present

Associate Professor, Communication Arts & Sciences and Women's Studies

Penn State Berks
Aug 2008 - Aug 2012

Program Coordinator, Communication Arts & Sciences

Penn State Berks

Founded the B.A. in Communication Arts & Sciences program and led during its quick rise to one of the most popular majors at our college. Program coordinating duties included: Scheduling for the major and the basic course; hiring and mentoring faculty for the basic course; budget; promotion of the major to prospective and current students; create and maintain relationships with the community and the program's advisory board; student advising; alumni relations; and community building among students in the program. 

Aug 2005 - Aug 2007

Program Coordinator, American Studies

Penn State Berks

Program coordinating duties included: Scheduling for the major; budget; promotion of the major to prospective and current students; create and maintain relationships with the community and the program's advisory board; student advising; alumni relations; and community building among students in the program. I doubled the number of students enrolled in the major in a little over a year.

Aug 2000 - Aug 2006

Assistant Professor, Communication Arts & Sciences and Women's Studies

Penn State Berks

Education

Education
Aug 1996 - Aug 2000

Ph.D.

University of Georgia

Ph.D. in Speech Communication with a minor in Women's Studies