I teach people that deafness is not a disability but rather a linguistic and cultural minority group.
Faculty Co-Chair (oversees American Sign Language and Spanish), Communication and Language; Associate Professor, American Sign Languageo
Single Subject Teaching Credential in American Sign Language, California State University Northridge, May 2008
M.A. Management, University of Redlands, January 2013
Year I Started at CHC:2009 as part-time, 2012 as full-time
Hobbies:I enjoy playing out doors with my family whether that be at the beach, mountains, camping, or on a lake. I also like to coach my kids in gymnastics and do it myself.
The path to becoming a more effective communicator begins when we learn "Words don’t have meaning. People have meaning." "Emotions aren’t good or bad. They just are." and "If ever in doubt, the answer is empathy."
Faculty Co-Chair, Communication and Language (oversees Communication Studies, Arabic and Japanese); Professor, Communication Studies