• Associate Professor of Education
  • Director of Special Education & Human Support Services
Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

About Me

I serve as the program director for special education and human support services and as an associate 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 my 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 desire to develop passionate, skilled teachers and community leaders focused on empowering people within their communities.


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