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University of Central Oklahoma

Education and Certifications

BS in Special Education, Central State University, 1976

BS in Funeral Service, University of Central Oklahoma, 2005

MA in Administrative Leadership, University of Oklahoma, 2007


Special Education Teacher 1976--1985

Oklahoma Education Association, Organizer and Trainer  1985--1995

InSight Books, Inc., Vice President of Development 1996--present

Oklahoma Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer  2005--present

InSight Institute Funeral Celebrant Training, Dean 1999--present

Certified Life Tribute Celebrant 1999--present

University of Central Oklahoma Funeral Service Department, Instructor 2007--present 

International Trainer/Speaker for NFDA, CANA, ICCFA, AALPAR and state funeral associations 

Classes Taught

Funeral Service Communication

Contemporary Issues in Funeral Service

History of Funeral Directing

Psychology of Grief 

Professional and Community Involvement

Pianist, Mayflower Congregational Church

Director of Homeless Initiative, Mayflower Congregational Church

Rebuilding Together Team Leader 

Member of :

National Funeral Directors Association,

International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association,

Cremation Association of North America,

Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association 

Scholarship Committee, Funeral Service Foundation 

Board Member of Thanexus Funeral Cooperative, New Jersey 

Office Hours

On Campus  Wednesday afternoon and evening  



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