Office Phone: (540) 432-4983
Main Campus, Harrisonburg
Office Location: CC 221
Office Hours: 8:00AM-4:00PM
“My experiences as a university administrator, adjunct faculty, and adult learner have fueled my passion to promote continuing education and help students achieve their goals. I am seeking opportunities to further my knowledge as an administrator and advisor while developing solid pedagogical practices and continuing professional development in the presence of experienced educators as an adjunct instructor. My education and professional experience inform my academic interests as I seek to refine my curriculum expertise in business administration, management, organizational development, marketing, and leadership formation studies while exploring options for completing a Ph.D.”
A.A.S., Blue Ridge Community College
B.S., Eastern Mennonite University
M.B.A., Eastern Mennonite University
Church, Community and Professional Service
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Harrisonburg, VA
Virginia Adult Degree Completion Administrator’s Network (VADCAN)
MKTG 301: Principles of Marketing (Fall 2016)
MOD 350: Organizations & Environments (Spring 2016)
EMU “Everywhere” Committee, 2015-Present
Our charge is to develop a brand identity and web presence for on-line courses/programs offered at EMU for local and international markets to reflect growing global Mennonite and Anabaptist communities. The committee is comprised of marketing personnel and administrators from the academic departments who currently offer online courses.
EMU ADCP Curriculum Revitalization Taskforce, 2014-Present
This taskforce explores opportunities for the Adult Degree Completion Program to adapt to changes in the workforce and society to better meet the needs of workers and employers by updating our current management major to include an emphasis on leadership and organizational management, conflict transformation, communications technology, critical thinking, and collaboration. Ancillary goals include the addition of new programs and majors, partnerships with local community colleges to offer degree completion pathways for vocational and professional programs, and changes to program delivery methods (i.e. online, hybrid, or in-seat). The taskforce is comprised of EMU faculty, local employers, economic development authorities, members of local government, and community college administrators.
EMU Organizational Leadership Studies (OLS) Marketing Committee, 2013-Present
Organizational Leadership Studies is an umbrella structure that encompasses the MBA and MA in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) programs at EMU. As the marketing representative for the MAOL, I participate in this committee along with the MAOL director, MBA director, and the Ass’t Director of Marketing for EMU. Our purpose is to design, implement, and coordinate marketing strategies for the MBA and MAOL programs. Our efforts include public radio and print advertising, earned media, and utilizing EMU undergraduate alumni networks for open houses.
EMU MA in Organizational Leadership Program Development Taskforce, 2012-13
This committee was established to explore, design, and implement a new Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at EMU in response to a growing demand for leadership development studies and to diversify the graduate school portfolio. As secretary of this committee, I was charged with recording and supporting the efforts of this group, which included area business leaders, university administrators and faculty, and EMU alumni. The MA in Organizational Leadership program successfully launched in fall 2014 and is one of the fastest growing programs at EMU.