Professional Highlights & Areas of Expertise:

  • I teach and research in higher education. Currently, I teach marketing communication courses to graduate and undergraduate students.

  • For 20 months, I served as the director of graduate business studies in the UTA College of Business (COB), where I managed a staff of seven professionals who recruited, enrolled, advised, retained, and graduated all masters and doctoral candidates in our college.  We also employed 6 GTAs and a work study student.

  • I teach BSAD 6392, which is a writing and professional development course for doctoral students. They create career goals and documents, digital portfolios, and other projects. I also teach an independent study for doctoral students in their dissertation stage that helps them complete their final polished draft for publication.

  • I served as the Business Communication Program Coordinator for the UTA College of Business (2017-2019).  I managed the meetings, assessment, and curriculum for 5 faculty members teaching 40+ business communications classes offered annually.  Curriculum innovations include the addition of mock interviews, virtual interviews, VMOCK résumé workshops,  e-portfolios, and professionalism badges.

  • I taught 8-10 professionalism courses per year for the University of Texas at Arlington, where I recruited guest speakers to talk to our undergraduate students on topics ranging from dining etiquette to job search strategies, all intended to enhance  students' job prospects upon graduation. 

  • I teach the Advanced Business Communication class for the CMBA class at the Downtown Fort Worth campus. 

  • I taught UTA's inaugural writing class for the Certified Business Economist (CBE) distinction through the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) in Spring 2019.

  • I have served as faculty for Professional Learning Community UNIV-BU 1131 courses.

  • I worked as a Senior Writer and then Assistant Vice President for PlainsCapital Bank's Dallas investment firm, FirstSouthwest, now Hilltop Securities, from 2011-2015, where I produced marketing proposals, pitchbooks, white papers, and other written communications for 25 offices in 14 states.

  • At the Florida Department of Education, I led a team of professional educators to revise the grading rubric for the Florida English Teacher's Certification Exam.

  • At the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR), I served as the program coordinator for the national Center on Instruction literacy program.

  • I have served on numerous higher education curriculum, graduation, and conference committees since 2001, when I began teaching at the college level.

  • I started my career in B2B sales as an Account Executive for a boutique insurance firm (now Wells Fargo).


2021 MS Marketing & Digital Communications

Loyola New Orleans U

2020 Digital Marketing Certificate                

Cornell U

2009 PhD English                       

Florida State U


MA English                      

Georgia State U

BS Marketing                   

Oral Roberts U




2021 Provost Teaching Award Nominee

- UTA College of Business 


2019 Community & Professional Faculty Award; 

- Lockheed Martin / UTA College of Business 

2018 Friends of the Division Award Winner; 

- Student Affairs / Career Development Center  

2017 Best Paper Award Winner; Education Session

- Academy of Business Research Conference

2009 Outstanding Teaching Award Winner

- Florida State University


2006 Program for Instructional Excellence Appointee

- Florida State University