Assistant Director, University Honors Program
M.A. Educational Studies focusing in Peace Education, University of Cincinnati
B.A. English Literature, University of Cincinnati
Certificates: Creative Writing, Fiction; Leadership
A little about me...
Hello! I’m excited to work for my alma mater here at the University of Cincinnati and especially in an office that was so transformative for my own undergraduate experience. I've enjoyed working with honors students for the last eight years as professional, because their creativity, drive, and curiosity is infectious. I sometimes think they teach me more than I could ever teach them.
As an Assistant Director for the University Honors Program, I have the pleasure of working with some of the brightest and most driven students from around the world. My primary responsibilities are admissions, communications, technology, and assessment. I manage the program's website and social media presnece.
I’m a native son of the great state of Ohio, so friends, family, and an honest day's work are important to me. i'm currently pursing an MBA from the Lindner College of Business. I'm extremely passionate about games of all sorts; from sports to video and board games, I love them all. I study analog games and gamification of education. I also dabble in game development and fantasy fiction writing.
Ask me about...
- To throw a Frisbee
- Being a first-generation college student
- Technology and games
- Social justice and peace education
- Getting involved with UHP Ambassadors as well as our media and website
Advice for students
Learn that feedback is a source of love. Fear silence. Those who are silent on your work either lack the expertise to provide feedback or have little commitment to see you grow. Those who give feedback will celebrate your success just as readily as they will challenge you when there is room to grow.
Top 5 books every college student should read
- Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
- One Hundred years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth