This course emphasizes knowledge of the factors and processes affecting communication in relatively unstructured face- to face contexts, and the development of communication skill in those contexts. Topics include relationships, conflict, self-concept, and self-presentation
I received my bachelor's in Speech Education from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma and my Master's in Communication from Texas State University-San Marcos. I am in my 18th year here at UW-Eau Claire teaching courses such as Interpersonal, Public Speaking, Human Communication Theory, Persuasion and the Introduction to Forensics Course. In addition to teaching, I also serve as the Director of Forensics. I've taught and directed forensics at Bradley University, Illinois State University and West Chester University. As a forensics professional, I serve on the directing boards of both the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament. In addition, I am part of the staff that runs both of these National Tournaments. My research interests lie in the area where I spend most of my time and that is Forensics. When I'm not traveling to a tournament, coaching students or teaching in the classroom, I'm traveling with my husband and young son to Illinois or Oklahoma to see family. Although I've lived in about 6 different states in the United States, Wisconsin feels like home.