Hi! Thanks for visiting my page.
I am really excited to be living here in Ithaca, and to be working at Ithaca College in the Department of Strategic Communication.
Teaching is my passion. As such, I really enjoy teaching the following undergraduate courses:
- crisis communications
- government and stakeholder relations
- communication in international organizations
- organizational speech writing and interviewing
- organizational culture and conflict
In addition to teaching, I am also the chair of the graduate program in Communications. As such, I teach the following graduate courses: crisis communications, diversity and organizational culture, and theoretical foundations. In terms of academic research interests, my primary areas of expertise is the intersection of crisis communication, public relations, and social media/technology
On a personal note, I am most passionate about food-- the cooking and eating of it! Aside from getting my PhD, I took culinary arts classes at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. That was an awesome experience that I hope to continue at some point in time. If I am not cooking, eating, or talking about food, I am watching all the shows on the Food Network: Restaurant Impossible, Chopped, Cupcake Wars, Sweet Genius, etc. Lastly, I aspire to have my own cooking show on the Food Networ
If you are at all interested in the connection between food and communication, please check out the newly published book Food as communication/Communication as food.