Areas of expertise/Research interests: My area of expertise is the Shakespeare acting class, called Page-to-Stage, which also works hand-in-hand with The Lions Players, the campus acting group.
What do you like most about Penn State Fayette? I like the close, family atmosphere of the campus.
What do you like most about Penn State Fayette students? Our students are very personable, down-to-earth, mature, and loyal. With some of them I’ve made friendships for a lifetime.
What is your favorite class to teach and why? My literature class, Engl 184, the Short Story, is my favorite because it’s fun to see students begin to enjoy reading more, to become excited by it.
What is your favorite class project and why? Our Shakespeare play. I love to watch the play we pick in the Page-to-Stage course come to life every year; it’s exciting, almost like watching a birth and then the child's growing to maturity.
What kind of unique opportunities are available to students in your classes or department? The Lion Players, our acting group, is a unique and special opportunity for students in any major. They learn much about themselves from the experience of being on stage and gain a campus family at the same time.
What is your favorite quote? "The world breaks everyone, but afterwards, some are stronger in the broken places.”—Ernest Hemingway