I have an undergraduate degree in Finance and Real Estate from Florida State University with a minor in Accounting and a MBA in Finance from the University of Houston. I have 30 years experience in the Finance field. For the last 3 years, I have taught Finance classes for two for-profit universities.
I worked for the same company for 23 years in many different financial roles. I was a financial analyst, program manager, administration manager, branch finance manager, project manager, marketing manager and sales rep for IBM. My husband and I also owned a retail store for 7 years.
I was part of the IBM faculty loan program and taught at Virginia Union University for a year. That was when I decided that I wanted to eventually teach college classes. I really enjoy finding ways to engage students and making things easier to understand.
I have three grown children and a step daughter. Our son is a high school Spanish teacher. He and his wife have lived in Tanzania, Africa for the past two years and works for Young Life. He teaches at an International school there. Our oldest daughter is a nurse, she graduated from Vanderbilt’s nursing program. Our youngest daughter attends Christopher Newport University. My step-daughter and her husband have 2 children and live in Tampa, Florida.
Our daughter did not inherit the quantitative skills that the rest of the family possessed. I had to find ways to simplify math concepts for her throughout school. I used creative ways to break it down and simplify math problems. She just finished nursing school where she had several classes that dealt with math conversions, she says she is glad I made her learn these skills growing up.
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