Philosophy of teaching: To meet students where they are and to take them forward to a level of understanding as to how technology is integrated in every aspect of their lives; now and in the future. I also feel it is important to prepare students for employment opportunities in the field of information systems management.
Special areas of expertise or research interests: Distance Learning, Integrating Blended learning in the classroom, Web 2.0 applications and their impact on student learning, both online and in the traditional classroom.
Other Interests: Web programming, outdoor photography, x-country skiing and hiking.
I began my teaching career while I was in the Air Force stationed in Japan in 1989, teaching adult learners in an on-base education program. I have spent the past 16 years teaching courses online and in a traditional face-to-face setting. Courses include: Visual Basic Programming, Introduction to Computers, Management Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, Internet Programming, and Database Design. Prior to teaching at New England College, I taught in the School of Business at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and online courses for the University of Maryland.
- BS Education, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
- BS Computer Science, University of Tampa
- Master of Public Administration (MPA), Georgia State University
- Master of Business Administration (MBA), Northcentral University