What is your current job title and responsibilities (please make sure we know your College, Department, etc.)?
Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Journalism in the Nicholson School of Communication, College of Sciences
What is your history at UCF? (past job titles, responsibilities)
Started at UCF in 2008 as an Assistant Professor after 5 years at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
What is your favorite UCF memory?
My children at Light Up UCF
If you could change one thing at UCF, what would it be? ($ and time no object)
More healthy food options
What is one piece of advice you would like to share with your colleagues?
Find a way to combine the research that make you fulfilled with what your College finds significant.
What is your favorite restaurant or food?
Breakfast foods or all kinds and gourmet mac & cheese
If UCF was going to name something in your honor, what would you like it to be and why?
A restaurant or vegetable garden
If you could have lunch with anyone at UCF (who you do not normally eat lunch with), who would you choose and why?
M.C. Santana for her wit, wisdom & infectious laugh
Who at UCF would you like to thank for your success?
Lindsay Hudock and M.C. Santana were helpful role models as academic mothers. Connie Lester served as wonderful connection to the history community.
Name and describe a teacher or researcher from your past who truly inspired you and why.
Dr. Maurine Beasley for guiding me to the research that I find so fulfilling
What undergraduate or graduate class/program/experience inspired you the most and why?
Women’s Studies and the student newspaper