• Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • M.B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • B.B.A., Drury University

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to develop, guide, and connect with Coker students every day.  

Coker College allows me to serve as a mentor to young adults, develop their leadership skills, enhance their entrepreneurial thinking, and facilitate meaningful connections to community and career leaders.  I love watching how our students embrace the Coker experience, evolve over their four years, and write their own unique stories filled with personal and professional success.”

Journal publications: Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics

Courses taught: Creating and Launching the Venture, Creativity and Innovation, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Entrepreneurial Studies, Executive Round Table, Foundations of Entrepreneurship, Introduction to Business, Leadership & Team Management, Marketing Management, Principles of Management, Small Business Management, Sport Management, Sport Marketing

Professional experience: I worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City for several years, serving in managerial and analytical positions in financial management, public affairs, and information technology.