After a year of university teaching filled with firsts and new experiences, I entered this second year as a professor with a firm foundation yet much space for growth. That growth is reflected in my ongoing effort to reform my practice as a teacher.
I believe that curiosity should be the genesis of research. As a result, experiences during my first year in the classroom at UW-Superior gave rise to the scholarly activity and inquiry that is now driving much of my work during this second year.
There are two facets of service; the willingness to serve must also be accompanied by the opportunity to do so. I have worked to seek out and say "yes" to these opportunities, and am thankful for the trust of those parties that extended service opportunities to me.
I am proud to teach at the UW-Superior. This pride in the mission and vision of the university has led me to seriously consider the ways in which I might best contribute - as a committee member, a community ambassador and a champion of the university's role in the region.