Center for General Education
My doctorate is in Political Science, with my dissertation utilizing quantitative methods to examine the fiscal impact of Native American gaming on local governments. My master’s degree is in Public Policy Administration and my undergraduate degree is in Anthropology. I’ve been teaching since the fall of 2001. I began my educational career teaching for Saint Louis Community College (STLCC). I continued to teach at STLCC, until 2016. I began teaching at both Walden and Capella University in 2010. I continue to regularly teach for both schools, as contributing faculty at Walden and part-time faculty at Capella. During this time I’ve also been a consultant for Taylor Policy Group. Taylor Policy Group provides “economic and public policy research for Native governments, corporations, and consortia”. Prior to this I worked as a Sr. Data Mining and Statistical Analyst in an informatics department at a managed care firm. In the past, I also worked as the Research, Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator at the Heartland Centers, which included the Public Health Training Center, Center for Public Health Preparedness and Leadership Networks, as well as research analyst in a public policy research center. The research here was diverse and projects related to local community efforts, as well as larger scale analytical modeling related healthcare access, costs and insurance, including rural differentials.