B.A. in Biological Sciences and a M.S. in Agriculture with an emphasis in Biotechnology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Awards & Recognitions
Research in the areas of Medical Biochemistry and Agricultural Molecular Sciences, various publications
WYSE author since 2000
Who’s Who Among Community College Teachers
NSF BioLink Summer Fellow
Rotary International Exchange
NSF Bioscience Industrial Fellowship Program Selectee and Facilitator
NSF Mentor Connect Participant
NSF Stem Cell Workshop
NSF Protein Purification Workshop
National Technical Honor Society and Continuing Education in Radiological Technology.
What are your goals as a teacher at Kaskaskia College? Bringing real life experiences, research and direct applications to our classroom/laboratory enhances student learning and interest in various topics covered. As a life-long learner, I continue to train/study within my STEM discipline and am here for our students. It is truly a blessing to be a part of their educational goals!
How do you inspire your students to learn? Each student brings a unique component to our learning environment. Every semester, I look forward to discussions, questions, sharing current research trends, and engaging students in the “World of Biology”. Our students inspire me each day with their desire to learn, questions, individual learning styles, dedication, and creativity!