Clinical Assistant Professor
I love Parker Palmers words: "Good teachers possess a capacity for connectedness" (Palmer 2006) because I believe that when these connections occur, learning is birthed. As I am connected to the material and my students, I am able to identify barriers to their learning and work towards bridging the gaps they may have. In today's increasingly diverse population of students, barriers can come in many ways and it is my responsibility through connectedness not only to identify barriers and adaptive instructional responses, but also to create the learning environment where there is freedom for dialogue and minimal assumptions. "Our assumptions about knowing can open up, or shut up, or shut down, the capacity for connectedness on which good teaching depends." As I teach, I will continue to strive for excellence in all that I do and to be forward thinking. Friedman 2007 discusses how futurists will constantly keep learning, understand the resources available and take initiative (p.291). I am committed to connectedness with students and the process of being a life-long learner with them, as well as, bringing excellence to forward thinking.
Education / Degrees
- B.S., Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Eastern Michigan University,
- M.S., Master of Science in Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University,