Why did you become a professor?
I believe the purpose God put me on this earth for is to be a professor. During graduate school that purpose was confirmed by my passion for teaching and research.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
What I enjoy the most about teaching is the interaction with the students. My background and experiences allow me to bring a unique perspective into the classroom to reinforce the content.
What do you hope students gain from your courses?
My hope is for my students to gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to gain employment and/or advance in their selected career fields.
What did you do prior to entering academia?
I worked in industry as a product manager for an international company in Germany. I worked at the secondary level as a high school math teacher. I worked at the post-secondary level as an instructional consultant for a state university.
What are you passionate about outside of the University?
I enjoy reading, traveling and spending time with my family. I have traveled to several beaches around the world. I enjoy spending time with my kids and my husband. We enjoy the outdoors, especially if it has to do with water.
What are your research interests?
My research interests include ethics, organizational culture, organizational commitment, leadership, and statistical methods