Academic and Administrative Positions

Founding Dean, College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Royal Roads University (RRU), Victoria, British Columbia. Interim one-year appointment, 2016-17.

Professor & Dean, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. RRU. 2011-2015; re-appointed to second five-year term in 2016.

Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Academic and Student Management. Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, RRU. Appointed to three-year term February 2008, re-appointed to second three-year term Jan. 2011 following full administrative review.

Acting Director. School of Leadership Studies, RRU. Interim appointment. Oct. 1, 2010 – July 2011.

Program Head, MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. RRU. April 2008 to July 2011.

Program Head, Doctor of Social Sciences. RRU.  April 2009 to March 2010.

Acting Director. School of Leadership Studies, RRU.  Interim appointment. April 1 to July 5, 2008.

Director. School of Communication and Culture. RRU. April 2006 to March 2008.

Acting Director. School of Communication and Culture. RRU. November 2005 to April 2006.

Program Head, MA in Professional Communication with Specialization in Intercultural and International Communication. RRU. July 2005 to November 2005.

Associate Professor. RRU. July 2005 to July 2009.

Assistant Graduate Director. University of North Dakota School of Communication. 2004-05.

Associate Professor. University of North Dakota, School of Communication. August 2004 to July 2005.

Graduate Coordinator. BGSU. Appointed to three-year term in May 2002. Responsible for management and administration of MA and PhD programs with a budget of $338,000 and an enrollment of 70 graduate students.

Assistant Professor. Bowling Green State University, Department of Interpersonal Communication, School of Communication Studies. August 1999 to July 2004.

Women’s Studies Program Affiliated Faculty, BGSU. By invitation of Women’s Studies Program Steering Committee. 2001-2004

Course Author/Developer. University of Nebraska-Lincoln CLASS Project. Development of an online, WWW-based course “Introduction to Communication” for high-school students in the United States and worldwide. Funded through U.S. Department of Education STAR Schools Program. May-December 2000.

Instruction Design Specialist. University of Nebraska-Lincoln CLASS Project.  August 1998-July 1999.

Creation and supervision of teams that design web-based courses geared at at-risk high-school students in the United States and worldwide. Funded through U.S. Department of Education STAR Schools Program. Courses supervised and co-created include:

  • American Literature I: Diversity in American Literature
  • American Literature II: Multicultural Literature
  • World Literature I

Full-Time Visiting Instructor. Doane College, Crete, NE. 1997-98.

Graduate Assistant. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Women’s Studies Program. 1996-1997. Implementing the university’s first grant to internationalize the curriculum in the Women’s Studies Program. Coordinating speakers, community outreach, internal and external publicity. Assisting instructors and students in women’s studies research.

Assistant Instructor.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Fall 1995 – Spring 1997.

Teaching Assistant. FHSU Communication Department, Hays, KS. Summer 1989.