My main focus in the department is the Basic Course - COM 115. I assist with administrative aspects of the Basic Course and serve on committees developing our workbook, Fundamentals of Public Speaking. Public speaking isn't my only academic interest. I love rhetorical theory and criticism, communication theory and interpersonal communication. School isn't the only thing I do. I also have a 'life' that includes a husband, two children, a grandson, two dogs and two cats. My hobbies include gardening, listening to music and gourmet cooking.