As a NTT Senior Lecturer I teach courses in the area of Human Development and Family Studies. I serve as the Program Director for the Minor in Nonprofit Studies. This minor is designed to prepare students to become skilled professionals and leaders in the nonprofit sector. I am currently serving the third year of a three - year term on the Faculty Senate. I am currently serving on the Curriculum Committee for the College of Education, Health and Human Services and have served on the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences Curriculum Committee in the past. I was the advisor for the Human Service Management Student Association for ten years, have served as the advisor for the Invisible Children Student Organization and was the advisor for the International Justice Mission Student Organization from 2013-2020. I also work with a committee of students to organize and present one to two events each academic year in the ongoing Nonprofit Spotlight Speaker Series.
I came to Kent State in 2000 and have taught the following courses; Community Outreach in Nonprofit Management, Principles and Practices of Nonprofit Management, Dynamics of the Helping Relationship, Family Policy, Interpersonal Relationships and the Family, Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies, Cultural Diversity, Internship in Nonprofit Management, Practicum in Human Development and Family Studies, Practicum in Gerontology, Introduction to Family Counseling and Introduction to Gerontology. I have had the opportunity to work with students on their Individual Honors Projects and Individual Investigations, as well as serve as a member of several Master’s Project Committees.
I was previously employed as Director of Marketing at Rockynol Retirement Community in Akron, Ohio.
My educational background consists of earning a Master of Arts in Education in College and Community Counseling and a Certificate in Life Span Development and Gerontology from the University of Akron.
M.A., Education in College and Community Counseling, University of Akron, B.A., Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Akron
Advisory Committee for the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement