Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my faculty page.
Teaching is my passion. I strive to create learning experiences and courses that provide all students access and opportunities to learn based on University Design principles.
As a scholar in the communication field, I collaborate with colleagues and students to present and publish research related to crisis/risk communication, public relations, and social media/technology.
In addition to being an Associate Professor of Communication Management and Design, I am the Director of the Honors program, a vibrant community of students, scholars, and staff dedicated to intellectual life and community building.
On a more personal note, what I am most passionate about is food-- the cooking and eating of it! As a foodie, I am always doing something related to food, whether that is writing about food, talking about food, watching food shows, or teaching a class on Food as Communication.
Check out a few of the "foodie" events in Ithaca: Experience the Finger Lakes Culinary Festival; Bite of Ithaca; Ithaca Is Foodies Culinary Tours; Taste of the Nation; and, Coltivare Restaurant, to name a few. Bon Appetite!!