My professional background includes human resources, hospital administration, health education, organizational consulting, journalism, public relations, strategic planning, management, grant writing and business process improvement. I also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy where my duties included speech writing, magazine editing, recruiting, public affairs, and drug/alcohol counseling.
My dream job is to be tour guide. Whenever students ask me for advice on any aspect of their degree I feel as though my dream job came true.
- B.S., Journalism, Bowling Green State University
- M.B.A., American International College
- M.A., Health communication, Emerson College & Tufts School of Medicine
- Ph.D., Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst
teaching and research interests
health communication, organizational communication, journalism, communication and culture, experiential learning, dialogue, social uses of language, gender health issues, conflict mediation, management and human resources.
Installation art, European cities, Urban life, politics, the Farm to Table movement, anything Beyonce says or does, media representations of culture, tenacity of adult students, how children learn, ocean swimming, catching raindrops and snowflakes with my granddaughter and cooking the perfect paella with Najda Salerno-Sonnenberg playing the violin in the background.