Academic interests

Interests include intergroup dialogue and developing communication-centered approaches to achieving student persistence and success.


Courses taught include, among others, Communication and Conflict, Research Methods, and Organizational Communication.


"Champion for all Students Award," awarded by IUPUI student government (2003); IUPUI School of Liberal Arts Outstanding Academic Advisor (2000, 2003); IUPUI Trustees Teaching Award (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2013) IUPUI School of Liberal Arts Outstanding Student Organization Advisor (2007); IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, Outstanding Lecturer (2013).