I began my working career in Public Administration in Texas and worked there for ten years: 7 years as a Budget Analyst for the City of Corpus Christi and 3 years as Assistant to the City Manager in Irving.
In my mid-30's, I decided to return to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to pursue my Master's in English, followed by several years working on my doctorate. During that period of time, my mother had a massive stroke and moved to a nursing facility for the remaining 8 1/2 years of her life; I stayed in Fayetteville as her caretaker while I worked on my doctorate. In 2001(after my mother passed away), I made the decision to leave the doctoral program.
For the next 5 years, I held a variety of positions: a salesperson for Lazy Boy Furniture, a registrar for Mount Sequoyah Conference Center, an eligibility worker for DHS, and a program coordinator (statistician) for Department of Community Correction. In 2006, I decided to return to teaching and accepted a position of Instructor of English, working for ASU-Heber Springs. For the past 10 1/2 years, I have worked for ASU-Beebe.
ABD - University of Arkansas
MA - English, University of Arkansas
BA - English & Political Science