Professional Vita


Post Graduate Work in Communication, University of Oklahoma. Emphasis:  Instruction Communication, Gender Communication.

M.A., Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 1983. Major, Communication.  Thesis:  Collegiate Preparation for Directing Speech/Drama Activities.

B.S. in Education, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX., 1977.  Major, Speech Communication; Minor, English.

Texas Secondary Teacher Certification, Speech Communication, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 1977.


Hardin-Simmons University, 1983 to present.

HSU Sabbatical leave, the University of Oklahoma, 1989- 1990.

University of Oklahoma, Department of Communication, graduate teaching assistant, 1989 – 1990.

Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.,  Instructor, 1982- 1983.

Georgetown High School, Georgetown, TX., speech and debate teacher, Co-Director UIL Academics at GHS, 1979-1982.


1982 – present   Consultant, the University Interscholastic League, the University of Texas, Box 8028-U.T. Station, Austin, Texas, 78713. Duties encompass assisting in the modification of guidelines and publications for speech events, presenting workshops, and serving as State Meet contest manager.


2004-2005      Nominee, University Educator of the Year, Texas Speech Communication  Association.

2002                Outstanding Service Award, Texas Speech Communication Association.

2001-2002       Faculty Member of the Year, Hardin-Simmons University.

1996                 Nominee, University Educator of the Year,Texas Speech Communication Association.

1989-90           Outstanding Graduate Assistant, Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma.

1989                 Cullen Professor: Excellence in Teaching, Peer Recognition by HSU faculty


2010-2012        Secretary, University Faculty

2010-2012        Representative, Faculty Council

2009-2010       Secretary, Academic Committee

2007-present   Representative, Academic Committee

2004–present  Department Head, Department of Communication

2004-present   Parliamentarian, Faculty Assembly.

2001-present    Marshal, HSU Graduations.