Visiting Assistant Professor

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Ph.D. Ohio University (2010) Communication Studies; Concentration in Organizational and Environmental Communication
Master of Arts, Ohio University; Philosophy of Communication
Master of Arts, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Organizational Communication
Bachelor of Arts, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Major: Speech Communication, Minor: Mass Communication

Professional Experience:
-Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Communication Studies, Ohio University
-Online facilitator for Ohio University College of Business
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Management, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
-Graduate Teaching Associate, Ohio University
-Graduate Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Research Interests:
My current research examines local food economies from an alternative organization perspective. Specifically, I am interested in the organizational relationships between family farms, farmer's markets, local, regional, and global food systems, and environmental trends pertaining to sustainable food systems.

Teaching Interests:
Organizational communication, Interpersonal communication, Introduction to Human Communication, Organizational behavior, Interviewing, Theories of communication, public speaking

I enjoy the invigorating atmosphere of a college campus and am thrilled to return to Athens. You might see my two Bernese Mountain Dogs, Roman and Alexa, along for the ride or on campus with me. I also enjoy traveling, restoring furniture, reading cookbooks, playing soccer, trees, learning about the world around me, and everything to do with food.