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"Initially, pursuing a degree in psychology, I wanted to be a psychologist, but after taking an introductory course in communication, I realized that the core of humanity was in expression. We struggle every moment of our existence to connect with others to achieve any number of objectives; the simplest of which may be just to be understood. Possibly evangelical in my notions, I sought college teaching as a way to share these ideals and provide guidance for how best to achieve these objectives. Nothing is more gratifying that assisting anyone in his or her pursuit of the ultimately human objectives for understanding, connection, and creation. Likewise, working within the academy allows me to continue to learn and develop myself as the perpetual student."
Recipient of Ohio University's Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award; Publication in premiere communication journal Weldon, R.W., and Hale, C.L., 1998; Cracking the code: The role of Informal, Interpersonal Networks in Health Care Decision-making. Communication Monographs, 65, 336-357
School of Interpersonal Communication's Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award; International Communication Association Excellent Teaching by a Graduate Student Award
National Honor Society of High School Scholars, 2005-07; Jefferson County Teachers Association, 2002-207; Kentucky Teacher Educators Association, 2002-07; National Communication Association, 1990-02; International Communication Association, 1990-02; International Network of Personal Relationships, 1993-2000; Southern States Communication Association, 2008-09
Assistant professor in communication, assistant Course Coordinator and lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Louisville; teaching associate, Ohio University; exceptional child education teacher, Louisville, Kentucky; instructor, Learning Disability Association of Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky