I live in Winston Salem with my husband, our son Henry, and cat Penelope.
Prior to rejoining Salem College in 2021, I worked in several different roles in education. I started my career in higher education as a Project Coordinator of Technology Grants for the North Carolina Community College System Office Virtual Learning Community (VLC). During my time managing grant-funded projects, I traveled to many of the fifty-eight community colleges in NC leading projects related to areas such as e-learning software, e-textbooks, and online course development best practices. During this time, I found that I thoroughly enjoyed working in higher education and returned to school to pursue my MBA while also looking for jobs where I would be able to work with students. This led me to Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC. Here I served as a Regional Coordinator overseeing online learning and extended campus programs primarily for non-traditional students. I have always had a strong interest in working with individuals going back to school later in life. After Lees-McRae, I worked at Salem College from 2015 to 2018 in the Registrar’s Office and Fleer Center while also teaching at night at Winston Salem State University. At WSSU I fell in love with being in the classroom, which led me to accept a faculty position at Rockingham Community College where I also served as the QEP Chair before returning to Salem College.
The relationship between educational attainment and earned income. Economic development in rural communities.