Assistant Professor of Speech
*Wilson Learning Corp. and Ameritechassessing communication competency skills for current and future managers.
*University of Illinois Labor Education Programcreating workshops and training seminars for various labor groups.
Training and Workshops:
*Illinois Federation of Teachers
*International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
*US Steel Workers
*Regina Polk Foundation
*10 years experience with local, state and national campaignsvolunteer and local coordinator for the Reagan, Bush, Thompson, Edgar campaigns
*Republican nominee for Illinois State Representative29th House District (1982)
*How to Raise a Brighter Child, pending publication
*Grievance Mediation"Using Mediation to Resolve Grievances" presented to the Eighth National Labor-Management Conference, May 1996
MY APPROACH TO WORKING WITH STUDENTS
I believe students learn best by experience; so my approach is to create as many experiential activities appropriate to the material. Respect, encouragement, fun and fairness are my credos in the classroom. And I expect that students will perform to the best of their abilities, so I accept nothing but their best.
One of my favorite quotes is "If you dont stand for something, youll fall for anything."
AND BY THE WAY
Served as the Universitys Pom Pon moderator and coach. The team won 5 trophies for SXU.
I enjoy dancing, playing the piano and traveling.