Currently Teaching (2014-2015)
As the clinical experiential education coordinator at Northwestern, I support and foster students’ efforts to deeply explore their professional chiropractic careers. As an associate professor, I assist the Department of Clinical Education in providing a well-rounded experiential approach to students’ clinical learning. The additional observational and rotational experiences aid students in networking with the broader medical community. As they exchange ideas with chiropractic and medical providers, they deepen and advance their understanding of an integrated model of health care. Coordination of online educational course materials for clinical internships is another aspect of my responsibilities.
I currently serve on the Academic Affairs Committee and the International Travel and Safety Committee and have served in the past on the Administrative Leadership Council, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Assessment Committee.
I continue to pursue scholarly activities. I have presented and/or published at international conferences in Cancun, Mexico and Barcelona, Spain. I have attended numerous professional conferences to stay current with developments in international and clinical education.
I strongly believe in experiential education. Providing interns with an opportunity to practice scientific, clinical and interpersonal skills under the mentorship of an established professional is the greatest method of enhancing students’ learning. I embrace the philosophies of chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy and have maintained a lifelong interest in health, wellness and alternative medicine.