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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma

Education and Certifications

Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia

  • Juris Doctor
  • Legal Research and Writing Instructor

University of Florida, Warrington College of Business, Gainesville, Florida

  • AACSB Post-Doctoral Bridge Program

Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri

The Institute of European Studies, London, England

City University of London, London, England

  • B.A., Economics and Political Science, cum laude

SHRM Member - Former SPHR Certificate

Licensed to Practice Law in Oklahoma


I spent nine years practicing law as an employment attorney and twelve years in human resources leadership before leaving the corporate world to follow my passion for teaching.  In private practice, I represented large manufacturers, fast food restaurants, a large national craft retailer and a multi-state health care system.  As in-house counsel and as an HR leader, I worked with the largest health care provider and one of the largest employers in the state.  I ended my career as the Chief Experience and Talent Officer and Vice-President for Human Resources and Community Wellness.   In that time, I partnered with, served in leadership capacities for and provided presentations to many national HR associations including World at Work, the World Congress and ASHHRA (the hospital affiliate of SHRM).   Here are the national presentations I have delivered over the last decade:

  • Panelist for the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Global Forum in Washington, DC, April, 2018, on Leadership and Resiliency,
  • World at Work National Webinar, July 2014, on Health Care Reform,
  • World at Work National Conference in Philadelphia, PA in April, 2013, on Health Care Reform,
  • World Congress Wellness & Prevention Conference in Santa Monica, CA, in May 2012, on Wellness,
  • World at Work National Conference in San Diego, CA in May, 2011, on Wellness,
  • World at Work National Conference in Dallas, TX in May, 2010, on Health Care Reform,
  • Panelist at the National HERO Institute Conference in Orlando, FL in September, 2010, on Health Care Reform,
  • The National ASHHRA (Hospital affiliate of SHRM) Conference in Austin, TX, October 2008, on HR’s Use of Technology,
  • The National AHA (“American Hospital Association”) Volunteer Coordinator Conference in Anaheim, CA, September 2008, Harassment and Other Employment Issues, 

Classes Taught

  • MBA 5331 Building Effective Teams
  • MBA 5033 Creative Problem Solving
  • MBA 5243 Leading People In Organizations 
  • MBA 5572 Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • MGMT 4503 Recruiting and Selection
  • MGMT 3313 Human Resource Management 
  • MGMT 4623 The Art of Leadership 
  • 2B Leaders Program Coordinator

Professional and Community Involvement

Academy of Management, Member - Human Resources and Organizational Behavior Sections   

Southwest Academy of Management - Reviewer for the 2020 National Conference  

University of Central Oklahoma, Past MBA Advisory Council Member 2016-2017

Stanley Hupfeld Academy Elementary, Board Member of Charter School 

World-At-Work, Past National Benefits Advisory Council Member

Leadership Oklahoma City, Class of XXIX Graduate

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Past President of the Board, former VP of House Operations

United Way of Oklahoma County, Past Chairman INTEGRIS Corporate Campaign Summer 2008

Citizens Caring For Children, Past Board Member of a UW Partner serving foster youth

Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer

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