Higher education enriches my life and fuels my deep love for learning. I am a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and I maintain a 4.0 GPA.
I have a B.A. in social psychology from Florida Atlantic University (1993), an M.S. in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University (NSU, 2012), and an M.A. in composition, rhetoric, and digital media (CRDM) from NSU (2017). For my CRDM master’s thesis, I completed several chapters of a book titled, “How to Build a Brand on Social Media from the Freedom of Your Phone!” That thesis was based on my work managing several social media sites.
I am currently working on my Ed.D. in instructional technology and distance education at NSU. My dissertation focuses on instructional systems design in lesson planning for substance use treatment groups.
I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida, a national certified counselor (NCC), and a board-certified telemental health provider (BC-TMH). I specialize in treating addiction recovery and co-occurring disorders.
The growing options in online education provide opportunities for working persons, parents, and persons with disabilities to find fulfilling careers. I chose the Ed.D. concentration in instructional technology and distance education because I believe in the power of systems design and I treasure the flexibility and convenience of working remotely.