1. What is it that you are most passionate about?
Recent passions: small press publishing, singing with my Frenchie trio, volunteering for arts organizations, eating ice cream, reading outside on a hot day.
2. What do you enjoy most about teaching and/or what excites you about being a professor at MIIS?
My professional expertise is primarily focused around building confident, competent business leaders via communications skills development like public speaking, business writing, and communications coaching. I am also involved in publishing as managing editor of a small press, and writing and editing as part of my freelance communication consultancy practice.
- Acting as managing editor of University of Hell Press (universityofhellpress.com)
- Singing French medieval and renaissance music as part of a cappella trio (Bergerette) that tours and records (Best selling 45 on Voodoo Doughnut Recordings!)
- Serving on the board for the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC.org)
My previous work is my continuing work. I have been an educator for nearly three decades, not only teaching at MIIS but at CSUMB, MPC, OCAC, PNCA, and PCC. My academic work has been mostly focused on helping students build strong communication skills, training teachers, and influencing good readers, writers and thinkers. I also write, edit, manage, create, sing, publish, arrange flowers, and prod others into doing good creative work in the world.
M.A. Applied Linguistic (TESOL), Monterey Institute of International Studies
BA, French Literature and Philosophy, Scripps College
As a freelance writer and editor, I publish ALL THE TIME for various clients. You can see a partial client list on my LinkedIn profile. Two recent, more close to home, publications are found here.