I started my education career 40 years ago. After earning a Bachelor's degree in education and a teaching credential, I taught high school for seven years before returning to school to become a PA. I have 13 years of clinical experience in general and orthopedic surgery and a commitment to an integrative approach to medicine.
For almost 30 years I have been a PA faculty member, academic coordinator, clinical coordinator, and associate program director. Although offered the program director position many times, I intentionally declined because I wanted to stay close to the work I am passionate about, which is teaching, curriculum, assessment, and faculty mentorship. During this time, I also earned a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in education.
I have facilitated faculty development workshops at the national level as well as in PA programs across the country for over two decades. I have successfully provided remote and on-site workshops on a variety of topics, such as teaching and learning techniques, strategies to improve assessment, curriculum review, and mapping, course creation and implementation, syllabus development, test item writing, and evidence-based teaching.
For the past thirteen years, I have efficaciously worked independently with new and established programs on provisional and ongoing accreditation, program and curriculum development, mapping to ensure alignment with ARC standards, preparation for accreditation site visits, and development of program policies and procedures. My work has included programs on probation that successfully returned to accreditation status.
I bring to my work my extensive knowledge and experience in education and teaching and my attention to detail, excellence, integrity, and honesty. I am committed to ensuring my work meets the specific needs of the program and faculty and results in the expected outcomes.
My passion for my work stems from my dedication to the importance we as PA educators have in ensuring the quality and longevity of our profession.