702 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
FROM CORPORATE AMERICA TO HIGHER EDUCATION
With a corporate communication career spanning three decades, I have experience as a global communication strategist and manager, business writer and speechwriter, leader and advisor, and organizational change consultant. I helped top executives of organizations, both large and small, articulate and deliver strategies to internal and external audiences. I also worked as an independent consultant, providing services to non-profits and arts support organizations, and helping people in many different fields build their oral and written communication skills--for self-marketing as well as workplace purposes.
I now bring my extensive experience into higher education. Currently, I direct the Internship Program and teach Interviewing. I formerly taught Business Communication and Oral and Written Communication courses. My students acquire core communication skills in a creative, supportive environment that effectively contextualizes their learning: they learn to navigate successfully in professional discourse communities, to present themselves confidently, and to communicate effectively in business contexts. My fundamental goal is to help students make a successful and rewarding transition from college to the competitive, ever-changing work world that awaits.
Master of Arts, Department of Communication, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Arts, English, Bradley University
Awards and Honors
Excellent Teacher's List, 2012-2019
Certificate in Teaching Excellence
CMN 215: Interviewing
CMN 304: Communication Internship