Professor and Director
School of Communication Studies
Responsible for all facets of the school including:
- Personnel matters (recruitment, retention, promotion and tenure)
- Fiscal responsibilities (operating budgets, salary recommendations, revenue generation)
- Curriculum and program development (scheduling)
- External Relations (liaison between school and internal constituents and external stakeholders)
WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:
EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:
Ohio University, 1987-2010; The University of Akron, 2010-2016
LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:
The opportunity to work with internationally distinguished scholars, award-winning teachers, dedicated advisors, talented professionals and a diverse student body is exciting. I hope to continue the tradition of excellence so ably illustrated by Dr. Paul Haridakis and Dr. Jeffrey Child, two former school directors responsible for making the School of Communication Studies one of the strongest programs in the country.
ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:
For several years, Kent State University has been recognized as one of the best places to work. Now that I am here, I couldn’t agree more. Moreover, the university is well-positioned to address the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Kent State is an amazing place; it’s good to be home.
Highland Heights, Ohio
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Ph.D. Communication, Kent State University; M.A.C.T., Communication, Cleveland State University; B.A. Communication (minor in business), John Carroll University
I like to garden, swim, listen to audio books and engage in lively conversations.