My road in life has been direct.
Completed undergraduate degree in 1977
Joined the Navy in 1979. Served until 2000
Completed graduate school in 2000
Worked as a school counselor from 2000 to 2014
Worked as an adjunct instructor from 2001 to 2014
Became a full-time lecturer in 2015



I teach undergraduate courses at Old Dominion University.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Planning and conducting classes. Working with students, faculty, and other players in the academic world.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Network with your instructors. Seek a graduate teaching assistant position.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"My own self-doubts about my ability to excel."