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.
ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
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.
AWARDS OR HONORS
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.