Teaching Philosophy and Approach

As an innovation, entrepreneurship, and marketing teacher, I believe I have a responsibility to help students think differently. It is incumbent on me to teach the requisite information for the course(s), but I believe I also have the responsibility to encourage inspiration and wonder, to support self-exploration of ideas, and stimulate the desire for learning both in and out of the classroom.

I use a combination of tools, techniques, and technology to teach new ideas and topics. I help to identify and encourage the use of multiple, credible, sources of content from which students can review, consider, and learn. I strive to keep abreast of the latest in innovation, entrepreneurship, business, and marketing so that my knowledge remains relevant and meaningful to the topics I teach.

I believe teachers should be “dream starters” by helping students see potential and possibility in themselves and their business ideas. In the field of entrepreneurship where failure is high, I endeavor to teach that failure provides the opportunity to apply new learnings to future endeavors.

I am enthusiastic and passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship, and I believe these attributes flow through to my teaching. I am tolerant of different views, and I strive to set a professional example in my conversations and written communications with students.

I believe students have the responsibility to me, their classmates, and themselves to be respectful, present, engaged, willing to work hard to complete coursework, and ready to bring their backgrounds and experiences forward, whenever possible, to enrich discussions and provide differing points of view from which everyone can learn.


American Public University

  • Fundamentals of Marketing (MKTG201), 2019 –
  • Idea Generation (ENTR150), 2019 –
  • Innovation Design and Prototyping (ENTR215), 2019 –
  • Marketing the Successful Business (ENTR415), 2019 –
  • Service and Innovation Delivery (ENTR216), 2020 –

Western Carolina University

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENTR201), 2020 –