I received my bachelors in Communication and Psychology from UNA, my MA in Communication Studies from the University of Alabama, and I am finishing my PhD in Health Communication from the University of Memphis. I started teaching in 1997 as an adjunct at UNA, taught full time at UAH for two years, and then returned to UNA as full time faculty. As a graduate of UNA, I am deeply devoted to the students, my colleagues, and the university. I am faculty advisor for two RSOs, serve on multiple committees, and am current president of Phi Kappa Phi.

Research Interests

  • Health Communication, Communication Studies, Interpersonal, Nonverbal, and Gender Communication


  •   Communication (PhD)
    The University of Memphis
  •   Communication Studies (MA)
    The University of Alabama
  •   Psychology and Communication Arts (BS)
    University of North Alabama