I love to help people and want everyone to be healthier, but I don't like bodily fluids so clinical professions like nursing weren't for me. Learning more about why people choose health-related behaviors fascinates me. I love teaching! Being in class is the best part of my work day.
I teach a class on poverty, and the collaborative research I've done with other Ohio professionals informs my content. I have a lot of stories to share based on our interviews and findings.
I personally had good experiences with the state universities that I attended, but I would have loved to have had the connections that I see my students making at UMU. We have smaller classes, and our class discussions are interesting, sometimes heartbreaking, and often hilarious. We really are like a family. If my daughters wanted to be teachers, I would definitely want them to come to UMU! Our School of Education provides so many opportunities to future teachers, including having students in K-12 schools in their very first education class. The professors in our school are experienced, amazing teachers, and they guide students through learning how to be the best teachers they can be.