Assistant Professor of Accounting/Business
Degrees earned: BA
in Psychology and Fine Arts; Master’s in Business Administration; Doctorate in
experience: For the past year, Joanna has taught graduate and undergraduate
business courses at Clarke University. Previously, she taught
business courses at a variety of area colleges. In addition to her teaching
experience, she has worked in a corporate environment as an accounting
specialist for five years for an organization in the Quad Cities and a
marketing project manager/graphic designer for three years at a Denver-based
Teaching philosophy: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.
Clarke’s impact on Joanna:
The Clarke University community has instilled in me the values of the
organization: Freedom, education, justice, and charity. In doing so, they have inspired me to pursue
endeavors which focus on these four principles and to be mindful of these four
values throughout my every day practices.
Joanna’s impact on students:
I hope the main idea students take away from my classes is that their education
at Clarke is not the end of their education journey, but the beginning.
Movie – Inception
Book – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Quote – Eleanor Roosevelt: "No one can make you feel
inferior without your consent."
Class in college –
Place traveled - St. Barths
Hobby – Hiking