Title Senior Lecturer
Education PhD, Counseling, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Area of Interest Interpersonal Communication, Professional Communication, Crisis Management and Response, Emergency Responder and Law Enforcement Critical Incident Response
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Profile

My academic passions are communication; all types. I teach Interpersonal Communication which is at the root of all individuals, couples, families and organizations. We are only as good and strong as our poorest communicators. I enjoy working with law enforcement personnel and organizations because there are some special considerations and factors in that environment. I enjoy teaching college students because of the tremendous diversity on our campus, but also because it is such a time of excitement, change, learning and growth. I like being a small part of the process. I consider communication the potential root of all evil or the seed everything that blooms and is beautiful. It all begins with communication.

Research Interests

My research and teaching interests include areas of interpersonal communication, crisis communication and strategies, business and employee communications, workplace mediation, employee satisfaction and integration into corporate cultures, and diversity and intercultural communication.

Offered Courses

AMS 3316 Interpersonal Communication AMS 3350 Crisis Communication AMS 4304 Communication in America AMS 4379 The Culture of Bullying in America AMS 4385 Professional Communication in Business ED 5V02 Adolescent Development: Developmental Characteristics of 9-12 Year Olds MAIS 5335 Crisis Communication in Schools and Organizations

Selected Publications

An Exploratory Study of Self-Disclosure and Marital Adjustment in Law Enforcement Officers. Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2001. An Exploratory Study of Self-Disclosure and Marital Adjustment in Law Enforcement Officers. Dallas Police Department, 2008. “Employee Satisfaction and Communication Survey” for Calvary Medical Group, LLC. “Ethically Speaking” for Ethics Roll Call, Center for American and International Law, May 2007