25 years of teaching experience; high school through college.
Dynamic, interactive, hands-on and enthusiastic.
Penn State University College Teaching Scholar Award, 2017 King’s College Alumni Award for Professional Achievement, 2016 Carroll Arnold Award for Distinguished Service, Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2015 Top Finalist for the 2013 Francine Merritt Book Award for The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women, NCA, 2013 Teaching Excellence Award, Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2002 and 2012 The Morning Call, My Choice Voice Award for TalkDoc blog, 2011 Donald P. Ecroyd Research Award, Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2009 Outstanding Research and Creative Accomplishment Award, Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2007 Advising Excellence Award, Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2004 Student Appreciation and Recognition Award, Penn State Lehigh Valley, 1997
Education: Ph.D. Speech Communication, Penn State University, 1999 Dissertation: The Rhetoric of Elizabeth Dole: Managing Rhetorical Roles 1987-1999 M. A. Speech Communication, Bloomsburg University, 1988 B. A. English, with honors, Kings College, 1984 B. A. Mass Communications, with honors, Kings College, 1984
Mom of two grown children. Lover of life.