I have been teaching online since 1998 and took the plunge to leave my office job in 2004. I love helping adult learners find ways to achieve their goals and broaden their perspectives. The disciplines I teach are as varied as my background. My primary areas of focus are human resources, management, marketing, and education but I have been known to also teach a broad range of classes depending on the needs of my employers. In addition to teaching online I have served in many other virtual capacities including faculty mentor, course lead, course developer, program counsel, and subject matter expert.
Beyond teaching, I worked on board Great Lakes freighters as a Deck Officer, as a Human Resources Director for a startup dot com in the '90s, and as a Human Resources and Branch Operations Director for a horticultural distributor.
Academically, I have an AAS in Maritime Science, a BA in Political Science, a MS in Administration and a PhD in Education. I also hold a couple of professional certifications in human resources and this helps to keep me current in my field.
I live in beautiful Northern Michigan with my husband, 3 kids, and 2 west highland terriers. Fun times include chasing after the kiddos and dogs, teaching the kids to ski, and spending time at the beach during our 2 weeks of summer. On my Tivo right now are episode after episode of the Big Bang Theory and Seinfeld….I watch as I doze off at night.