Ph.D. in Communication Studies, University of Kansas
M.A. in Speech Communication, Central Missouri State University
B.S. in Speech Communication, Central Missouri State University
I have taught for the Washburn University Department of Communication since completing my Master's degree in 2001. At this time and through the 2007-2008 academic year, I was also Assistant Director of Forensics. Since 2008, I have served as the undergraduate Mock Trial coordinator in addition to my teaching duties.
CN 101 Principles & Practices of Human Communication
CN 150 Public Speaking
CN 309 Political Communication
CN 341 Persuasive Speaking
CN 361 Communication in Social Movements
CN 364 Gender Communication
CN 498 Communication Senior Capstone
Co-author (in 2011): Will the ‘real’ candidates for president and vice president please stand up? 2008 pre- and post-debate viewer perceptions of candidate image. American Behavioral Scientist, 55(3), 232-252.
Co-author (in 2009): “It’s 3 a.m.”: Strategic communication in Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential primary televised announcements. In T. F. Sheckles (Ed.), Cracked But Not Shattered: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Unsuccessful Campaign for the Presidency, 149-172. Lexington: Lantham, MD.
Lead author (in 2009). Hillary, you can’t go home again: The entrapment of the first lady role. In T. F. Sheckles (Ed.), Cracked But Not Shattered: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Unsuccessful Campaign for the Presidency, 45-68. Lexington: Lanham, MD.
10 Peer-reviewed conference paper or panels presented at various conferences