MBA Program Director
Instructor of Management
B.S., Business Administration, College of the Ozarks, 1994
M.B.A., Walton College of Business Administration - University of Arkansas, 1995
Drury University faculty member since 2008
Instructor since 2008
Business Foundations, Professional Business Experience, Leadership and Organizations, Professional Selling
Please tell us a brief bio of your career – how long have you taught at Drury, what courses do you typically teach, what are your research interests, what is your educational background, etc.
I typically teach two sections of Business Foundations each semester along with directing the MBA program. I occasionally teach the Professional Business Experience course that accompanies a student’s internship. I’m in my fifth year at Drury and love my students! My graduate degree is from the University of Arkansas. I have a great interest and love of learning other cultures. I am an avid traveler and have been to over thirty countries.
How does the Breech School of Business prepare students for their professional career?
This building is filled with great role models. Many have had professional careers before teaching full time and they have great insight and advice. We work hard to show our students that professionalism is something that should be expected by all employers and that is required of all Breech graduates.
What sets Breech apart from other business schools?
We really care about our students. I always tell my students the first day of class that when I tell them I am here to help them as much as I can, I really mean it. I want them to succeed! I find no pleasure in watching a student fail. They have to have the drive and ambition to seek the knowledge, but I am here to help them along the way.
Do you have any favorite memories inside the Breech building?
My first semester, I taught Professional Selling on Wednesday nights. It was my first
night class and I was pretty nervous about having that three hour block to fill, but it turned out to be the best class ever! There were only 16 upper classmen students and we built a very tight bond. With that size of a class, you can just do so many fun projects. We created videos, made off-campus business visits and had several guest speakers. I run into students from that class quite often and they tell me how beneficial that experience was for them. It was also very rewarding for me!
What advice would you offer to a new student beginning their course of study in the Breech School of Business?
Work hard, stay focused, have fun and don’t procrastinate. If you need help, ask for it early on.