• Assistant Professor of Education
  • Director of Special Education Program
Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

About Me

I serve as the Special Education Program Director and as an assistant professor within the Department of Education. I am a licensed teacher in elementary education and special education. As a teacher, I served preschool through adult students in a variety of settings and across a wide spectrum of disability categories. My interest in student behavior led to obtaining certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. To stay current in the field of special education and our community, I enjoy serving as a consultant with school districts and community agencies.

Why I’m At Mary

The Benedictine and servant leadership focus at the University of Mary aligns with my passion to develop teachers and community leaders focused on meeting the needs of the individuals around them through a whole-person approach.


BS: Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2005
MEd: University of Mary, 2011
EdD: University of the Cumberlands, 2021