I earned the Ph.D. in Telecommunications from Indiana University, and am accredited in public relations (APR) by the Universal Accreditation Board. I have worked in newspapers, television, radio, marketing and public relations, and have served on the faculties of Trinity University, Wichita State University, Kansas State University and Washburn University.
I serve as assistant professor in the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago, where I teach courses in public relations, marketing and media production. I have also served as director of communications for Envision, a not-for-profit agency in Wichita, Kansas. Envision provides choices and resources for people who are blind or low vision, through employment, public education and low vision rehabilitation. I also directed the marketing for the Envision Conference, a national training conference for people who work in the low vision rehabilitation field.
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My interests include playing guitar (I'm rhythm guitarist in Nouveau Quintette, a gypsy jazz band in the tradition of Django Reinhardt), jazz, songwriting, cooking, photography and bicycling.