“Students that are well-organized tend to be successful in my courses. Someone who is dedicated to their learning and is both an active participant and listener also will excel.”
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What do you want students to take away from your courses?
Each course will have separate learning outcomes, but all should focus on extension and application. Understanding communication concepts is helpful but can lack meaning unless the student is able to apply these concepts to one’s own life.
Why did you start teaching?
I began teaching because I enjoy learning.
What advice would you give to those considering this online program?
Plan your weeks. Part of this planning should include time to engage in the online lectures and/or assignments but with your family and career needs in mind, too.
What qualities make someone particularly successful in the area in which you teach?
Students that are well-organized tend to be successful in my courses. Someone who is dedicated to their learning and is both an active participant and listener also will excel.
What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?
Understanding that increasing communication frequency does not increase communication skill.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
This book is unrelated to communication, but a great read! Matthew Walker’s “Why We Sleep.”
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know about you.
I love to be outside, especially in/around water. In my free time, I like to swim and paddle board.