Professor of Communication Studies
I began teaching in the department of Communication Studies in Fall 1998. Prior to teaching at Cypress College, I taught part-time at various Southern California colleges and Universities. I also worked as a Project Coordinator for a local Import/Export business in the Los Angeles area.
My Master of Arts degree is in Speech Communication from California State University, Los Angeles. I am the co-author of several ERIC published papers including, "Effective Teaching in the Multi-cultural Classroom" and "Translating Our Scholarship into Practice" which are published by Educational Resources Information Center.
Since coming to Cypress College, I have served as an Assistant Director of Forensics, a mentor for Puente Program, a faculty member within the Black Studies (now Legacy) program, a member of the Cultural Diversity Committee, Coordinator for the Peer Assisted Learning Program, Learning Communities Coordinator, and as Academic Senate President for the 2004 - 2005 year.
Presently, I am one of the faculty members with the (UTAP) University Transfer Achievement Program Learning Community.