Given my multiple passions for learning, expressing my creativity and Spanish, this profession was simply a natural path to take.
I cannot abide by the idea that a student might think my class was dull. I want even the least-engaged students to say that the class kept them on their toes because they never knew what kind of activity I was going to spring on them! I find humor to be the greatest artifact in my repertoire of teaching techniques, but one should never underestimate the power of surprise.
I am very excited about the two bilingual courses that have been added to the new curriculum. It is hoped that these courses will attract native speakers. They are also intended to rebuild the confidence of Spanish students who feel their skills are too weak to take a regular language course.
Best Part of the Job
It’s always rewarding to meet young people and to feel you’ve made a difference in their lives. I also enjoy traveling as a part of Mount Union-related opportunities and as a professor, striving to improve my teaching and linguistic skills.
Chapman Hall definitely speaks to the historical presence of Mount Union.
Interaction with Students
I think it must be said that the amount of personal attention our students receive far exceeds that received at any institution I have ever experienced, both as a student and as an instructor.
Everyone knows Mount Union has a very effective office of career development, and that instructors are encouraged to integrate professional skills into their respective curricula.