I was born and raised on the East coast, but I have spent the majority of my life living in Illinois, California, and Arizona. I live in Phoenix where I teach campus-based English and Communication courses at Grand Canyon University. I also teach online English courses for the Writers’ Studio at Arizona State University and for Regent University’s College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to teaching college courses, I have worked for twenty-five years in Sales, Marketing and Communications. My experience includes time spent as a Marketing Analyst, a Website Designer, and a Graphic Artist.
In 2010, I returned to college to pursue a Masters’ degree in Literature. My thesis was on medieval spirituality and considered the personal writings of St. Julian of Norwich. In 2013, I decided to continue my graduate education, and I enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Regent University. Since that time, I found my “niche” for both research and life. My program emphasized courses in history, theory, theology, family, critical studies, organizational communication, leadership, social media, and research methods. I focused on rhetoric, especially digital rhetoric, and the intersection between new media and organizational communication and identity research. My dissertation explored the role of mediated communication on the formation of organizational identity and culture in the American megachurch. I graduated with my PhD in Strategic Communication from Regent University’s School of Communication and the Arts in March of 2017.