B. S. in Sociology from Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, 1972
M. A. in Liberal Arts from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, 1982
Ph.D. in School Leadership from Indiana State University, Terra Haute, 2008
Professional educator with teaching experiences spanning forty-two years in elementary, secondary, special education and school administration as an assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent.
Tell us about your job at SJC.
Instructor in elementary and secondary education courses in our Education Division curriculum.
Lead professor and instructor in our dual licensure exceptional needs curriculum.
What motivates you to teach?
Teaching really motivates me. I am inspired by students and their desire to grow intellectually and socially. Simply, teaching is my professional passion.
My professional interests are a catalyst for my lifetime quest to know more about my discipline and pedagogical practices.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
International Reading Association
Council for Exceptional Children
Current President for the Indiana Council for Exceptional Children
Representative Assembly from Indiana for the Council of Exceptional Children
I like to laugh! I try to not take myself too serious.
Favorite Thing About SJC
Saint Joseph’s College is a place for kindred spirits. The grounds and community are hotbeds for encouragement, creativity, and originality.
I enjoy reading, especially history. I enjoy gardening. I enjoy traveling around the United States.
Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.
Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.
The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.
You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.
Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.