Professional Expertise

My expertise is teaching adults and traditional-age students and advising, course, and curriculum construction.

My curriculum vitae is as follows:

WORK HISTORY
May 1991-Current
Adjunct Professor | MidAmerica Nazarene University | Olathe, KS

Teach courses for the adult and traditional-age student including Effective Interpersonal Relations, Group & Organizational Behavior, Management and Leadership, and Public Address.

June 2017-September 2019
Student Success Coach | Park University | Parkville, MO
• Manage portfolio of approximately 500 online students
• Advise
• Create degree plans
• Regularly communicate with students regarding progress
• Educate students on successful approach to learning

August 2017-December 2018
Adjunct Instructor | Park University | Parkville, MO
Taught:
• Multicultural Communication
• First-Year Seminar
Approved (Online Waiting List):
• Public Speaking
• Introduction to Human Communication
• Interpersonal Communication I
• Multicultural Communication

March 2010-June 2017
Co-Owner | Kroma Marketing | Overland Park, KS
• Managed multiple projects for digital marketing from website builds to graphic design for small to mid-sized clients
• Created strategies for marketing
• Served as communication liaison for clients
• Critiqued design and redirect designer on design changes
• Wrote ads and social media posts and blogs

January 2017-May 2017
Instructor-Public Speaking | Penn Valley Community College | Kansas City, MO
September 2008-January 2009
Instructor-Artist Development Program | The Culture House | Olathe, KS
• Developed and taught courses in drama and music for students in the Artist Development Program, specifically for high school and college-age students who intend to make the arts their life’s work.
• Designed unique courses to inspire students to think past the curriculum and apply techniques
• Co-directed end of year drama production
• Created and directed end of year music recital

January 1993-May 1993
Instructor | Johnson County Community College | Overland Park, KS Taught Interpersonal Communication for two semesters.
September 1992-May 1994
Marketing/Public Relations Coordinator | Heart to Heart International, Inc | Olathe, KS
• Developed and maintained media contacts
• Produced public relations material
• Directed disaster relief and pharmaceutical airlift
• Coordinated fundraising

May 1991-May 1999
Instructor/Assistant Professor/Academic Coordinator | MidAmerica Nazarene University |
Olathe, KS
• Counseled adult students;
• Taught courses in Communication and Management and Human Relations;
• Developed curriculum for Interpersonal Relations

August 1988-May 1991
Assistant Professor | Mid-America Christian University | Oklahoma City, OK
• Taught courses including Interpersonal Communication, Public Address, Small Group Communication, Mass Media
• Sponsored yearbook;
• Directed school plays;
• Served as Faculty Representative for North Central accreditation process;
• Served on various committees
• Advised students

September 1983-August 1988
Associate Director of Retention | Southern Nazarene University | Oklahoma City, OK
• Directed retention program;
• Collaborated in designing new student orientation;
• Delivered speeches, lectures, and seminars;
• Counseled individuals and small groups in academic process;
• Wrote statistical reports, budget proposals, and various correspondence

COURSES TAUGHT
Public Speaking – taught two sections called Fundamentals of Speech one semester at Penn Valley CC (2017); taught two times a year for adult students (since 1991) for traditional students, several semesters at MidAmerica Nazarene U.; 2 times a year for three years at Mid-America Christian University (1988-1991).

Multicultural Communication – taught one semester at Park University, Fall 2017

Effective Interpersonal – taught every semester for three years at Mid-America Christian University (1988-1991); for one semester at Johnson County Community College (1993); about 2 times a year for 10 years for adults and twice a year for 4 years for traditional students at MidAmerica Nazarene U (since 1991).

Small-Group Interaction or Group and Organizational Behavior – taught every semester at Mid-America Christian University for three years (1988-1991); 3-4 times a year for about 10 years for adult students at MidAmerica Nazarene U (since 1991).

Adult Development – taught about 3-5 times each year for adult students for about 10 years at MidAmerica Nazarene U (since 1991).

Management and Leadership – taught about 2 times each year for adult students for about 5 years at MidAmerica Nazarene U (since 1991).

Drama/Theater – taught once a semester for three years at Mid-America Christian University (1988-1991); one year for the Artist Development Program for The Culture House (2008-2009)

Mass Media – taught 3 years, 1 semester each year at Mid-America Christian University (1988-1991)

Oral Interpretation – taught 3 years, 1 semester each year at Mid-America Christian University (1988-1991)

Cross-Cultural Communication – taught 3 years, 1 semester each year at Mid-America Christian University (1988-1991)

EDUCATION

Commenced – January 14, 2019

ABD – October 4, 2021

PhD: Communication

Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

MAY ’89

Master of Arts: Communication Education

Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma City, OK

MAY ’83

Bachelor of Arts: Communication/Sociology

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL