Faculty and Staff
Office: 2521 - Buzzard Hall
I am the first person most people deal with when they come into or call the department. I assist them with issues or direct them to the correct person to assist them. I have numerous years of effective leadership and managerial organizaional and professional skills. I have an understanding of state university policies and regulations both negotiated and non-negotiated. I maintain 9 different department budgets. I have 11 faculty members that I assist in many ways. I love my job. I have a wonderful group of people that I work with, not to mention the students. They are my work family. In addition to budgets, I create and compile reports that are used by the department. I help maintain a working relationship with AEJMC, CMA, IHSA, IJEA, ICCJA, IPF and MPI. I supervise 5-8 student employees. I am responsible for entering the course schedule into the EIU Banner system. I am responsible for maintaining confidential student, alumni and faculty files for the department. I maintain a database of over 1500 journalism and student publications alumni and recently began adding employment and email information for all of our Alum's into that database. I am the assistant director of the IPF/EIU Summer Journalism Workshop for High School Students. Previous to Journalism I worked in the Beneift Services Office in Human Resources. I worked with Group Insurance and Retirement issues for all of the University employees.
EducationCurrently pursuing my BGS degree with anticpated completion by Fall 2014.
Professional OrganizationsSociety of Collegiate Journalists, honorary member
CommunityAshmore Mentoring Program, former Mentor
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, former Leader
Ashmore PTO, former Parent Member