MS - in Counselor Education,Central CT State University, New Britain CT
DARC 101, 102,105, 111, 112, 158, 251, 252, PSY 111, 245, 107
Countries Traveled To:
Canada, Mexico, Poland, Turkey, St Lucia
Companies Worked For:
Veterans Hospitals in Newington and West Haven CT, Institute of Living,,
What is your style of teaching?
I lecture and do small group in-class assignments. I try to have a give and take between myself and the students. Write on white board and use pc and internet.
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I use study guides and the text and overhead document camera as well as the internet. Also use white board a lot for visual learners.
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
I have student attend a 12 step/self help group and report on their experience
When grading a student, what do you look for?
Test scores, writing assignments, and most importantly committment to the class
What kind of student would love your class?
Students who like to learn about drugs/alcohol and addiction/recovery. Also students who like self discovery. My classes involve student participation.
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Treat my class like a job-come on time and come prepared. U may need me for a reference/recommendation for job/scholarship someday.
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Drug and alcohol addiction, diagnosis, treatment, counseling theory
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
My teacher of the year award at my college AND a 2011 NISOD (Nat'l Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)Excellence Award recipient for teaching.
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am the NE reg. vice pres for the Nat'l Assoc. for Addiction Professionals AND a commissioner for the accreditation commission for addiction studies programs.
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I think that as long as I love teaching my students will enjoy learning from me.I am a US Navy veteran and advise the VETS club on campus and the DARC club