Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Higher Education, Adult Teaching & Learning, University of Denver, 2012
  • M.S. Systems Management, Capital College, 1996
  • B.S. Business Administration, University of West Florida, 1993

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • American Education Researchers Association
  • American Association of Women in Community Colleges
  • Colorado Association of Career and Technical Education
  • Colorado Association of Career and Technical Administrators
  • Colorado Association of Career and Technical Administrators
  • Higher Education Association of the Rockies

Academic & Professional Experience

  • CTE Director and Director of the Center for Professional Development, Arapahoe Community College, January 2008-June 2011
  • Co-owner/Operator, Education Outfitters, LLC, February 2004-July 2008
  • Periodic Subject Specialist, Business & Health Programs, Distance Education & Training Council, September 2002-June 2005
  • Site-Based Healthcare Programs Manager, Community College of Denver, January 2004-August 2005
  • Adjunct Faculty, Allied Health Programs, Red Rocks Community College, June 2003-December 2003
  • Faculty & Department Chair, Medical Office Technology Program & Pharmacy Technology Program, Arapahoe Community College, September 1998-May 2002
  • Faculty, Business Administration and Medical Office Administration, Cambridge College, October 1997-August 1998
  • Hospital Corpsman, U.S. Navy, December 1986-May 1997

Research & Scholarship

  • National Association of Multicultural Education – Presentation, 2007: Preparing White Pre-Service Teachers to be Racially Responsive Practitioners
  • University of Denver – Dissertation, May, 2012: Maintaining or Disrupting Inequality: Diversity Statements in the University

Awards & Recognition

  • Development and Validation of School and Classroom Climate Observation Instruments $650,000. Victoria Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (2013-2015)
  • Department of Labor Employment and Training “Recognition of Excellence 2005” Honorable Mention for CNA-to-LPN programs for incumbent workers, Community College of Denver
  • Secured $30,000 grant funding from Denver Office of Economic Development, Division of Workforce Development for Site-Based Healthcare Program expansion, Community College of Denver
  • U.S. Navy Achievement Medal
  • U.S. Navy Good Conduct Award
  • U.S. Navy Meritorious Unit Accommodation
  • U.S. Navy Air Warfare Insignia