COMM 145: Fundamentals of Public Speaking & Communication
COMM 161: Business & Professional Speaking
COMM 263: Fundamentals of Communication & Culture
B.S., Dietetics, University of Kentucky
M.A., Communication, Western Kentucky University
After receiving my Bachelor’s degree, I worked as a dietitian for six years. Because I enjoyed the teaching and communication aspects of my job so much, I decided to make a career shift. I finished my Master’s in Communication in Spring 2002. I have been teaching at WKU since Fall 2002.
I find the relationship between communication and culture, as well as the exchange of ideas and information across cultures, fascinating. I firmly believe that we can learn so much from each other and develop a greater appreciation for diversity when we take the time to learn about the world around us. I also enjoy helping students learn skills and strategies for coping with speech anxiety, as well as how crucial organization and a clear development of ideas are when developing a speech topic/idea.