I approach teaching as an experienced practitioner and a master’s level licensed clinician, with over 17 years of direct practice service. I believe that students need to be grounded in theory but also strong in application. I model for my students what it is like to be an educator and a practitioner. I am authentic and genuine and often share ideas for self-care. I encourage reflection as means to enhance the learning potential. I follow all the core values of a social worker as outlined in the NASW Code of Ethics (2008). I value the dignity and worth of every student. I spend significant time in communication with students by e-mail, telephone, or in person in order to provide support and feedback.
I am currently on the new faculty committee which helps to orient new faculty members to the University and community. I am also on the Fulton Public Humanities Committee. Here is a brief description from the website for the program: "The Fulton Public Humanities Program (FPHP) exists to support, organize, and develop academic programs and events that promote public awareness and understanding of marginalized groups, moments, and events in history (up to the present)".