Mobile, AL 36688-0002
M.B.E., Business Education, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 1987
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1996
I believe teaching is a shared and open-ended process of learning and inquiry. As
such, I am a facilitator of curiosity, critical thinking and good citizenship. The
goal of education is to develop the “ability to think.” Therefore, my metric of inquiry
is one of utilitarianism that asks: Will the knowledge you gain in this course be
useful? Will it apply to the “real-world? Have you developed a transferable skill?
My goal is to empower individuals to think critically and to know how the world works. Ultimately, I aim to equip students with the foundation and competitive edge to be successful, productive, and ethical citizens in today’s society.
- Department Recruiter: Ongoing outreach to Veteran Job Fairs, Mobile County Public Schools , Community Colleges, Professional Associations, USA Days, etc.
- Social Media: Developed the Program’s webpages, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
- Traveling Exhibits: Created the USA Archeological Museum exhibit on the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile entitled: “History Matters” and the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile Medical Tour in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Exploreum.
IST 302 - Interdisciplinary & Critical Thinking
IST 320 - Cultural Competency
IST 330 - Analytical & Informational Literacy
IST 430 - Senior Research Thesis (W)
IST 494 - Directed Study
IST 498 - Internship I - Capstone Experience (W)
HTM 350 - Introduction to Hospitality Management