Scholarship of Teaching

Teaching involves developing the knowledge, skill, mind, character, and ability of others. Teaching stimulates “active, not passive, learning and encourages students to be critical, creative thinkers, with the capacity to go on learning…. It is a dynamic endeavor involving all the analogies, metaphors, and images that build bridges between the teacher’s understanding and the student’s learning. Pedagogical procedures must be carefully planned, continuously examined, and relate directly to the subject taught" (Boyer 1990: 23, 24).


September 2017 – present

Associate Professor, Doctorate of Higher Education Leadership

Regis College | Weston, MA

□  Conduct research on career education and talent development (T-professional); the forced transfer student experience; retention and class; and advising as a tool in persistence to completion of first-generation doctoral students

□  Institutional Review Board Member (Presidential Appointment)

□  Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee (Faculty Nomination)

□  2020: chair of six dissertation committees; 2019: chair of five dissertation committees

□  Courses Taught:

DiP Chapters 2-5: The Dissertation

Problem-Based Ed Capstone Course (4.0)

Dissertation Proposal (4.0)

Research Methods II: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed-Methods Research (3.37)

The Essence of Higher Education: Past, Present, Future (3.50)

Co-Curricular Learning in Higher Education (3.89)

Organizational Theory, Strategy, Change (3.88)

Leadership in Higher Education (3.76)

Law and Policy in Higher Education; Academic Leadership (4.0)




Facilitating Career Developments

Center for Credentialing and Education
Develop and instruct online and hybrid Facilitating Career Development course leading to two national credentials: Certified Career Services Provider and Global Career Development Facilitator




Board Certified Coach

National Association of Colleges and Employers
Develop and instruct online and traditional career development courses for the Board Certified Coach Credential

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August 2013-August 2017


Masters in Higher Education

Merrimack College | Andover, MA 

First-Generation College Student Experience (3.85)


Oct 2007-July 2011

Faculty, Masters in Business Administration

Nichols College | Dudley, MA
Professional Development Seminars Courses (3.75)
Managing the Sports Enterprise (3.75)


Jan 2002-May 2004


Bachelors of Science, Community Development 

Central Michigan University | Mt. Pleasant, MI
Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure (3.5)
First Year Experience (4.0)
Pre-Internship Course in Leisure Services


Jan 2000-Jan 2002


Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology

James Madison University | Harrisonburg, VA

Co-Instructed REC 346. Leisure in Contemporary Society

Co-Instructed REC 450. Commercial Recreation and Tourism