I teach multiple sections of CJ 202: Public Speaking every semester. I came here as a temporary replacement in January of 1980, … and except for a few semesters teaching at both UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout in the late 1990s, I’ve been teaching here at UW-Eau Claire ever since. At last count, it’s been 30 years. Needless to say, I love teaching public speaking.
I am a graduate of John Carroll University (Cleveland, Ohio), where I received a dual degree, in communication, and in sociology. I wrapped up my academic career at the University of Michigan, where I emphasized interpersonal and public communication … And yes, in case you’re wondering, I met my husband teaching here.