Senior Lecturer and Director of UW-Eau Claire Forensics
I received my bachelor's in Speech Education from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma and my Master's in Communication from Texas State University-San Marcos. I am beginning my 14th year here at UW-Eau Claire teaching courses such as Interpersonal, Public Speaking, Human Communication Theory, Persuasion and the Introduction to Forensics Course.
In addition to teaching, I also serve as the Director of Forensics. I've taught and directed forensics at Bradley University, Illinois State University and West Chester University. As a forensics professional, I serve on the directing boards of both the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament and the National Forensics Association. In addition, I am part of the staff that runs both of these National Tournaments. My research interests lie in the area where I spend most of my time and that is Forensics.
When I'm not traveling to a tournament, coaching students or teaching in the classroom, I'm traveling with my husband and young son to Illinois or Oklahoma to see family. Although I've lived in about 6 different states in the United States, Wisconsin feels like home.