Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my page.
As a Associate Professor of Communication Management and Design in the Department of Strategic Communication, teaching is my passion. I strive to inspire undergraduate and graduate students to become:
- better learners by starting with what they know and building their understanding through assignments
- more knowledgeable about a subject by providing current, up-to-date examples, theories, ideas
- active professionals via class projects, mentoring, and networking
In addition to teaching, I am curious about the following aspects of communication: crisis/risk, public relations, and social media/technology. I collaborate with colleagues and students to explore paths of inquiry associated with these areas, yielding various publications (trade and academic).
On a personal note, what I am most passionate about is food-- the cooking and eating of it! If I am not cooking, eating, or talking about food, I am watching all the shows on the Food Network. Check out a few of the "foodie" events in Ithaca: Experience the Finger Lakes Culinary Festival; Bite of Ithaca; Ithaca Is Foodies Culinary Tours; Taste of the Nation; and, Coltivare Restaurant, to name a few. Bon Appetite!!