I am chair and associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling. I have worked in Rehabilitation Counseling in a variety of settings for 34 years. My interests include the employment of individuals with disabilities, community integration, wellbeing, leadership development, positive organizational development, and employee engagement. I teach several courses in our department.
- B.A. in Psychology, Michigan State University, 1981
- M.A. in Counseling, Educational Psychology/ Rehabilitation Counseling, Michigan State University, 1983
- Ph.D. in Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002
- Appreciative Inquiry Certificate in Positive Business and Societal Change, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 2017
Favorite learning experience
I have two experiences, well really a time of life and a realization…one was going to Michigan State University. My father told me that my full time job was being a student. I loved my courses and learning so much. It was a great time of my life, and I had a father who supported me in achieving my educational goals. To actually end up in a job in which I can work with others as they learn, is really incredible. Another favorite experience was realizing that learning is lifelong and I can choose how, when and what to learn. It is up to me. And then I get to apply my lifelong learning to my personal and professional life as well as helping others on their path to learning.