My road in life took a while to figure out.
My parents instilled a love of books and learning in me at a young age.
I took a computer class while working on an MS in Statistics and found my passion within teaching.
I learned that teaching is not about lecturing but facilitating student learning in the classroom.


Full-Time Faculty

I have two primary roles in my current position: professional service to the program and student me.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

As a tele-commuter, I spend my entire work day at the computer. I work in a professional, co-working space for at least 6 hours each weekday. In addition, I work from home, primarily for short bursts in the early morning, late evening, and a little each Saturday and Sunday. My day is divided between responding to emails, working in the on-line classroom with students, completing projects focused on improving the student and faculty experience, and an occasional committee meeting.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

As an undergraduate, follow your passion. Get a degree in something you enjoy. As a graduate student, continue to follow your passion, but be sure to look at the realities of life after graduate school. Will the degree you are pursuing support the life style you want to live; professionally, personally, and financially.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"It's not worth it to pursue a PhD. There is no financial payback for what it will cost me. Who do you think you are pursuing a PhD? You are not that smart!"

Challenges I Overcame