Academic interests

Rhetoric, Mass Communication, Retention in First Year courses, Non-Tenure Track Faculty Research, Course Analytics


  • NET Grant Award 1998 and IUPUI Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Four Grants from Office of Professional Development, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
  • Liberal Arts Advisor of the Year, 2006
  • Gateway Scholar 2005-2006, Podcasting 2006, 2007, Vodcasting 2007
  • University College Trustee Lecturer of the Year 2007
  • Faculty Fellow in Technology, University College 2007


(co-author) The R110 Coursebook to Accompany the Art of Public Speaking 1st through 10th editions. (McGraw Hill yearly 1992-2012)


Council on Retention and Graduation, Plater Planning Committee, Faculty Council Representative, FLAGS Committee member, Team IUPUI, Search Committees Liberal Arts, University College Collaborative Governance Committee Faculty Representative Graduate School Recruitment Committee Communication Studies, Marketing Committee University College Curriculum Committee