Welcome to my little piece of the web.

Currently, I am the Dean of the College of Communication and Creative Arts at Rowan University.

I have been teaching and working at Rowan for almost seventeen years now. Prior to that time, I taught at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and Purdue University.

My research interests primarily relate to family communication and women's issues. In recent years, I have had a particular focus on understandings of mothering and the experiences of mothers.

I am currently co-editing a volume about mothers online for Demeter Press and am seeking scholarly and creative works related to the maternal experience and social media. Check out the call for papers and send it along to scholars and writers you know would be interested!

Please visit me at The Dean Blog for updates on what is going on in the College of Communication and Creative Arts.

For more about me and my courses and research, see below.

Thanks for stopping by!


Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Administrative Work

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

Recent Conference Work