Coming from a business background, I find it extremely important to impart practical skills to students, both at the graduate and undergraduate level. While it is fundamental that today’s business students understand contemporary theory, to truly succeed in business they must also be able to apply the practical and relevant skills that will provide them a competitive advantage. These include critical thinking, effective communication, problem solving and team collaboration, among others. Consequently, I tailor my classes to challenge students to improve in these areas, with the end goal of becoming better employees, team members and business leaders.
I have high expectations and demand a lot of my students. However, my teaching style is laid back and interactive. I foster a relaxed classroom environment and promote active participation, regardless of the subject. I work very hard to make the learning process relevant, engaging and fun and I always seek to make myself accessible to my students to help coach and mentor them both academically and professionally.
I love being an instructor. Doing so gives me the opportunity to nurture devoted students, share valuable lessons I have learned, prepare talented individuals for the business world and continue my learning. To me, nothing is more rewarding.
- Instructor, University of Colorado Denver, 2009-present
- Lecturer, University of Colorado Denver, 2007-2009
- Adjunct Professor of Speech Communications, Metro State College of Denver, 2004-2006
- Director of Annual & Special Giving, Sturm College of Law, 2004-2009
- Marketing Communications Director/ Business Manager, Crosshatch Inc., 2003-2004
- Sales Operations Manager, KCNC-TV/Viacom, Inc. 1995-2002
- MBA, Entrepreneurship Emphasis, University of Colorado Denver, 2002
- BA, Broadcasting and Cable, Minors Business and Japanese Language, The Pennsylvania State University, 1991
- Dale Carnegie Leadership Training for Managers graduate, 1998
Guest Attendee - McGraw Hill/Irwin Publishing Organizational Behavior Focus Group - January, 2011
Ranked ‘Excellent Instructor’: Fall ’04, Spring ’05, Fall ’05, Spring ’08, Fall ‘08
Guest judge/panelist for CU Denver Graduate School of Business student marketing presentations: Fall ‘04, Spring ‘05, Fall ‘05, Summer ‘06, Fall ‘06, Summer ‘07, Summer ‘08, Fall ’08, Spring ‘09
Activities and Memberships
Business School Ambassador Committee, Faculty Advisor, 2010-present
PHAMALY (Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Artists League), Board of Directors, Member, 2010-present
Penn State University Lion Link Student Mentor, August 2006-present
Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE), Member, December 2004-present
Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Development Entrepreneurship Council, Committee Member, February 2004-August 2006
Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Development Entrepreneurship Council, Member, August 2002-2007
Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association, Member, August 1991-present
"Student Ambassador Programs: A Hidden Resource." University Business Magazine. July 2010. pp 26-27.