Welcome to NorthWest Arkansas Community College! I am an Instructor in the Business and Computer Information Division and
have been teaching at NWACC since August 2001. I normally teach Principles of Microeconomics,
Principles of Macroeconomics, and one other class. While at NWACC,
I've taught Production and Delivery of Goods and Services, Basic Accounting, Principles of Accounting I, Principles
of Accounting II, Human Capital, Markets and Consumer, Introduction to Computer Information, and Operating Systems - UNIX.
For three years I served as the faculty advisor and Sam M. Walton fellow for the Students in Free Enterprise team.
I am originally from Portsmouth, Rhode Island. I completed an Associate of Science Degree in Accounting from
Johnson and Wales College in Providence Rhode Island. I joined the US Air Force in 1981 and was stationed in Maine, where I completed
a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Accounting, from
I was reassigned to Las Vegas, Nevada, where I earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Logistics Management from
the Community College of the Air Force.
In 1993, I was stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota. I attended graduate school at
South Dakota State University where I
completed a Master of Education (MEd) degree concentrating in Curriculum and Instruction.
I was later reassigned to Hampton,
Virginia, where I completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from
Troy State University.
In 2009, I started working on a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree at Argosy University.
I've graduated from 5 different schools and have only been on one of the campuses!
While in the Air Force, I was station outside the United States several times. I lived in Germany for 5 years, Turkey for
1 year, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a total of 18 months. In the US, I was stationed in Maine, Nevada, New Mexico,
South Dakota, and Virginia. I really enjoyed moving around but decided in 2001 it was time to call it quits.
NWACC is my first full time teaching position. I started my teaching career in 1995 when I began teaching part-time at
Oglala Lakota College, where I taught Business Law, Business Finance, Organization Behavior and Theory, Principles of
Management, and Payroll Accounting.
In 1998, I began teaching at Tidewater Tech Career College, where I taught Computerized Accounting, Microsoft Office Suite,
Office Management, Payroll Accounting, Principles of Accounting, Business Communications, and Business Law.
In 2000, I taught Introduction to Business and Principles of Supervision for the University of Maryland.
I decided after I took my first college class in 1979 that I wanted to be involved in education, one way or another, for the rest of my life.