Teaching

Leveraging active learning strategies, I teach undergraduate, graduate, and professional development students purposefully and practically. As a lifelong learner who entered academia after a decade in industry, I integrate my experience managing people, products, and projects into the traditional, online, and blended courses I develop and deliver. Oriented towards the application of ideas, I encourage my students to integrate the information they acquire in class with their lives outside of it.


Teaching Philosophy

Motivated to “learn continuously, live generatively” I embrace education because it empowers me to shape the lives of others while giving my life greater meaning. Embracing Søren Kierkegaard’s idea that “to be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner,” I join with my students on a journey of generative learning. Sensitive to the unique experiences, challenges, and learning styles of adult learners, I assign projects relevant to their personal and professional perspectives. Believing education should create community, not competition, I combine learning with laughter to create a collaborative classroom. Acting as a guide on the side and not a sage on the stage, I invite engagement and encourage my students to own their education.


Teaching Interests

A lifelong learner who entered academia after a decade in industry, I teach undergraduate, graduate, and professional development students practically and purposefully. Leveraging active learning strategies, I integrate my experience managing people, products, and projects into the traditional, online, and blended courses I develop and deliver. My teaching interests include communication, management, and marketing courses such as:

  • Business Communication
  • Consumer Behavior
  • E-Commerce
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Positive Psychology
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Public Speaking
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Media Marketing

Research Interests

Balancing theory and reality, my research interests intersect humanity, industry, and technology. With an interdisciplinary orientation I engage in intellectual initiatives that create connections between ideas and industry, contributing knowledge to both theory and practice. I have published my research in books, book chapters, case studies, conference proceedings and publications, and peer-reviewed journals. For additional information, I invite you to visit my Academia, Google Scholar, and ResearchGate accounts — along with my ORCID and ResearcherID profiles. My specific research interests include:

  • Business Communication
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Digital Economy
  • Distance Education
  • E-Commerce
  • Educational Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Higher Education
  • Human–Computer Interaction
  • Innovation
  • Learning Communities
  • Learning Design
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Organizational Change
  • Professional / Staff Development
  • Sharing Economy
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Networks
  • Sports Marketing
  • Technology in Teaching and Learning