Instructor of Accounting/Business
Position at Clarke:
Business Instructor, since Fall 2013
Currently, working towards a Doctorate of Business Administration, St. Ambrose University (ABD)
MBA, St. Ambrose University
BA, Purdue University
For the past three years, I've taught business courses at a variety of area colleges, including St. Ambrose University and EICC. In addition to my teaching experience, I have worked in a corporate environment as an accounting specialist for 5 years for an organization in the Quad Cities and a marketing project manager/graphic designer for 3 years at a Denver based organization.
In keeping with contemporary research on student learning, I have created a teaching style that addresses the concept of conceptual thinking through the use of different individual learning approaches (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic); which creates a learning environment that stresses the importance of student engagement. Student engagement is a necessary element to increase information retention. Therefore, the course emphasis techniques (memorizing, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating, and applying techniques) I utilize in my classes are designed to increase the level of information retention while at the same time emphasizing practical application.