Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Students often learn best when they know their teachers genuinely care about and support their success. With that in mind, I strive to create a classroom community that is a welcoming, meaningful, student-centered experience. Prior to joining the Communication Studies faculty in 1996, I began my teaching career as an English as a Second Language instructor. Since then, I have been teaching a variety of courses with a particular focus on Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking and Oral Interpretation of Literature. My BA is in Journalism and Mass Communications and I earned an MA in Communication Studies from CSULB. Outside the classroom, I perform as a vocalist and enjoy fitness training. I am honored to help our LBCC students acquire the knowledge and skills to become courageous communicators!