I am always learning. As a professor of education working in rural villages of Africa to urban neighborhoods in the midwest, I am passionate about walking with and learning from teachers and education majors on our ever-challenging, yet always rewarding educational paths. As a former elementary teacher, I was surrounded by individuals who dedicated their lives to impacting students. Now as a professor in higher education who has taught on four continents, I've had the great pleasure to work with colleagues to help prepare thousands of current teachers who are passionately serving in today's classrooms.
It's my ultimate goal to help prepare, support, and inspire others in becoming highly effective teachers who will change the lives of their students.
I'm an assistant professor for the Franks School of Education at Trine University in Angola, Indiana. I blog for BAM Radio Network, the world's largest educational radio network. I'm fortunate to have been honored by Phi Delta Kappa International as an Emerging Leader in Education and I was the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award by Ball State University and Trine University. I love speaking around the country on best practice teaching strategies and research that focuses on how mentoring, gender, race, culture, and social emotional intelligence can impact the classroom.
I'm blessed to spend time with my incredible wife raising our two young children.
PH.D. Elementary Education, Leadership and Research, Ball State University
M.A. Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Ball State University
B.S. Elementary Education, Health Science, Ball State University
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