Areas of Expertise:
- College-level learning strategies
- Textbook reading
- Test preparation and test-taking
- Active learning techniques
- Freshman transition and retention issues
- Supplemental instruction (SI)
I completed a B.A. in English and history, a B.S. in secondary education, and a MSE in Reading Education. My career began as a learning support specialist at the UWO Reading/Study Center. I later became an English teacher at Oshkosh North High School, leaving after three years to become a stay-at-home mother. In 1985, I returned to the Reading/Study Center as a part-time lecturer of reading and study skills and in 1995 was named director. I teach courses in reading and study skills and provide non-credit learning support services such as academic skills counseling and workshops on textbook study, test-taking, learning and memory.
In addition, I provide assistance to students who are preparing to take the PPST for admission into COEHS. I have been actively involved in all-university efforts to support student academic development. I currently serve on the Differential Tuition Core Committee, the Diversity Council, Advisory Council for Academic Advising, and the COEHS Administration Council. In the summers, my husband and I enjoy cruising the Great Lakes in our sailboat, Windhover.
Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: 1985
Years of P-12 Experience: 3 years teaching high school English
Classes Typically Taught:
- Intrdscp. 125 Comprehensive Study Skills
- Intrdscp. 100 Developmental Reading (paired with World Regional Geography)