Teaching

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 on campus, blended learning, and online courses I develop and deliver. Bridging the gap between theory and practice I involve students in my research and integrate my findings into course curriculum.


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 on-campus, blended, and online courses I develop and deliver. My teaching interests include communication, entrepreneurship, innovation, management, and marketing courses such as:

  • Business Communication
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Digital Marketing
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Positive Psychology
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing