|Professor, Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), Child Development and Family Relations
I teach CDFR 6409 – Family Therapy Seminar I (Pre-practicum), CDFR 6412 – Family Therapy Seminar III (Couple Therapy) and CDFR 6415, 6416, and 6417 – Family Therapy Practicum.
Research and Personal Interests:
I currently have no research appointment. I am interested in bicycling, tennis, and going to Pirate Athletic Events. I also sing in the Choir at St. James United Methodist Church.
B.S. degree in Psychology, from the University of Georgia; M.Ed. degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Georgia State University; Ph.D. in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia.
Awards won and who awarded them to you:
I would rather talk about the FAR role than awards. I became the FAR at ECU in 2003. As the FAR, I work in the athletic department but not for the athletic department. I work for the Chancellor, Provost, and faculty and am paid by academic affairs. I serve as bridge between the academic side of campus and the athletic side. I help coaches and student-athletes to understand what faculty are thinking and doing. I help faculty members understand what coaches and student-athletes are thinking and doing. I am primarily interested in three things: academic integrity, rules compliance, and welfare of student-athletes. My work assignment at ECU is teaching half-time (two courses) and FAR duties half-time. I very much enjoy both aspects of my job.
What City, State, or Country are you originally from?
Something interesting about yourself?
I lived in Fargo, ND for 7 years, while teaching at North Dakota State University. I had just gotten tenured and promoted at NDSU when I came to ECU and had to get tenure again and go through the process a third time when I got promoted to full professor. I am starting my 24th year at ECU and my 31st year of university teaching. I have loved every minute of it.