Hello, I would like to introduce myself to you.
My credentials: I have a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Counseling and Personnel Psychology. I am a licensed psychologist in Minnesota. I have taught at the Minneapolis Campus for many years. Prior to that, I taught at several other colleges, worked in private practice as a psychologist, and worked as a school psychologist doing diagnosis and planning treatment in several schools. I have taught a wide variety of courses in psychology and core curricula and a few sociology courses.
My activities and interests: I have participated in many academic and scholarly activities including coauthoring a book chapter on counseling women, being involved or chairing many University committees and advisory groups, leading a number of campus and University initiatives or programs, developing and presenting a number of programs both at and outside the University, and briefly working as an administrator. I have received recognition from the University for my contributions which I have much appreciated. My academic interests include the psychology of women, the psychology of death and dying, career/life balance, educational psychology, and clinical/counseling practice.
My personal statement about my career: I love the field of psychology and I very much enjoy teaching. My goal is to help students understand course material and to help them connect it to their own lives including their personal life and their work life. I hope to encourage students and to provide realistic feedback to them while supporting their personal growth. I try to see a student from a holistic viewpoint and to respond in a fair and helpful manner as much as possible. I wish to always assist students in finding hope for their future.
The personal: I am a Twin Cities native who has lived here for most of my life. I have traveled a fair amount and love to garden, golf, write, volunteer, and spend time with my husband and family. I love to laugh and I definitely love to teach.