Teaching StyleI believe a student who feels comfortable with his or her instructor is more likely to be successful in the class. For this reason, I encourage my students to ask themselves if their learning style matches my teaching style.
ClassesTypically, I teach one evening section of Speech Communication.
Here are the major assignments:
1 Partner Speech (interview)
2 Solo Speeches (informative and persuasive)
2 tests and 1 comprehensive final exam
Educational BackgroundI earned my undergraduate and first graduate degrees from Northern Illinois University. My Bachelor of Arts degree is a major in Interpersonal Communications with a minor in Women's Studies. My Master of Arts degree is in Communication Theory with a concentration in Women's Studies.
While studying for my Master's degree, I taught the COMS 100 class (Intro to Speech Communication). This is where I caught the 'teaching bug' and learned that I enjoyed working with people in a classroom setting. I joined corporate America as a trainer after graduating from NIU.
A few years later, I earned a MBA degree from Loyola University with a concentration in Management and E-Commerce. I taught classes at College of DuPage while earning my MBA degree and gained a new appreciation for students who work full time and take a full load of classes.
Professional BackgroundI work full time as a Deployment Manager at LexisNexis Interface Software. I work with customers to make sure they are happy and satisfied with our CRM product.