Western Illinois University is where I earned my Bachelor's of Business and my MBA. When I was working on my Bachelor's of Business, I knew I wanted to be a professor some day, but did not want to be a professor that had no life experiences in the field. 13 years after completing my Bachelor's degree, I started my PhD in Management at the Maharishi University of Management (now called Maharishi International University). The school is accredited, located in Iowa. It focuses on sustainability and meditation. 85% of the college is international, so I was a minority. The experience was great.
Management and Marketing are the areas I focus on in business. I also am a licensed real estate broker for Illinois only. (Each state has their own test/requirements).
I have been teaching full-time at the college level for 11 years. Business is a dynamic field. In my classes, I bring in a lot of current events so students can understand theories and how they are applied. Participation by the students are crucial as it helps me to better learn how to teach material in a way that students can better understand the material.
Outside of teaching full-time for a job, I also have a daughter that is now a freshman. I help her whenever she needs it - which is sometimes harder to do since kids seem to know how to push your buttons and when they are already frustrated, it makes it that more difficult. LOL.
I have 2 dogs and 3 cats that may make an appearance during a session. All of them have been rescued and have a story of their own. If money were no issue, I would have a rescue farm for all types of animals.
Hope I can help!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Western Illinois University - Bachelor in Business Administration, Business Administration and Management
Graduate Degree: Maharishi University of Management - Doctor of Business Adminstration, Business Administration and Management
Sustainability Running Gardening
High School Business
IB Business & Management
Management Information Systems
Real Estate License
SHRM-CP - Society for Human Resource Management- Certified Professional
SHRM-SCP - Society for Human Resource Management- Senior Certified Professional