Welcome to my professional web site …

Welcome to my professional web site. I am redesigning this web site to be structured around areas of expertise I share in my work. I want this site to be less of a digital CV and more of a portal to share and solicit ideas about topics that are important to those in the academic profession and committed to inclusive excellence in teaching, mentoring and leadership.

If this is your first time here, a few details about me …

Over the past twenty-five years, I have committed myself to helping individuals and organizations change in ways that will support inclusive excellence in teaching and research mentoring roles. I am currently Assistant Dean of The Graduate School and Postdoctoral Office at Michigan State University. (please go HERE for my CV). I also serve as both Co-Director of the NIH-supported National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) (www.nrmnet.net) Master Facilitator Initiative and an Affiliate of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (www.cimerproject.org).

Previously, I served as Director of Michigan State University’s NSF ADVANCE Grant (in the Office of the Provost) where collaborated with stakeholders to spearhead MSU’s efforts to diversify the faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.  Prior to working at Michigan State, I held full time faculty and academic staff positions at Northeastern University, Boston College and National Geographic Society.

My areas of research, policy development, and practice include graduate student and faculty development, undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning and organizational change. I enjoy consulting domestically and internationally on topics related to programmatic/learning assessment in higher education, research capacity development, and academic career management. I received degrees from Michigan State University (Ph.D.), Boston College (M.A.), and University of Michigan (B.A.).