Western Carolina University (Political Science)
Western Carolina University (Master's)
I have taught history, government, political science, and basic writing courses at the community college level for more than 25 years. The philosopher George Santayana said that "those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it" and it's so very easy to look all around us and see that his adage is true. Learning history is critical if we are to become good citizens and become contributing members of our society.
Additionally, I have served as a congressional aide on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC in both the House of Representatives. Among the lessons I learned there is the power of the written word and how it can be used most effectively to influence the world around us.
I also operate my own grant writing business. Which allows me to use that love for writing in a constructive way to help bring about change. I assist with the development and writing of grant proposals, review and comment on those written by others, handle the submission process, and assist with the implementation, management, and evaluation of the project. My knowledge of Washington is also used by my clients in the conduct of their governmental relations as they seek a voice that will listen and respond to their concerns.
To be a great writer, you have to be passionate about your subject. If you are going to influence people, you have to be able to communicate the depth off your feelings to them. Successful writing is all about tugging on the heart strings, whether you are writing a grant proposal or the Great American Novel. I try to instill that passion in my students and to see that while we may not be able to change the world, we can certainly influence our little piece of it!
My very first clear memory of life was President Kennedy's assassination in 1963. His clarion call to "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country" spoke to me and led me to choose a career in public service. I learned that the best way to influence the system for change is to learn how it works and find out how to pull the levers that will gain entry at its access points. My experience on Capitol Hill reinforced this belief and equipped me to share it with o there. Comparatively speaking, our nation is still very young. But we have a very rich history that still influences how the system works today, so unlocking the past is the key to understanding today and tomorrow.
Teaching others the things that I have learned is more Han just a job for me. It's a part of my legacy and I would be pleased to share it with you. If you would like to schedule lesions or working sessions, please put your fingers to the keyboard and contact me. I'll be happy to speak to any questions that you might have a out the services that I provide. I have taught history, government, political science, and basic writing courses at the community college level for more than 25 years. The philosopher George Santayana said that "those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it" and it's so very easy to look all around us and see that his adage is true. Learning history is
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My undergraduate degree at Western Carolina University was in Political Science with a minor in history. Additionally, I have also served as a congressional aide on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on two occasions, with service in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. During my 25 years of service in the North Carolina Community College System, I have handled governmental relations for two colleges at both the federal and state levels, and for the System in its relationships with the North Carolina General Assembly.