I am a parent of a remarkable, inquisitive, kind kid named Sebastian. I am also a believer in the power of personal storytelling and strongly sees how hearing and sharing our stories with others can foster connections and learning across differences. I value the power of dialogue as a vehicle to promote change in society. I teach courses focused on student learning, dialogue as a form of communication, and issues of power, privilege, and oppression.
I also love bow ties, baking (I make a pretty mean scone and key lime pie), reading, and writing poetry. Finally, I am an Associate Professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Program at Miami University, where I work with graduate students to help them find their passions and voices. My Ph.D. is from Penn State University, my master’s degree is from Miami University, and my bachelor’s degree is from James Madison University.