I have always been interested in places near and far. I hail from Nebraska, South Dakota, Idaho and Washington, DC and lived for a year in the bush country of South Africa. Geography is a subject with equal verbal and visual information which suits me well coming from 5 years as an adjunct professor at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and with a bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown. In between I earned a masters degree in Special Education from American University. I have been really enjoying getting to know the excellent faculty and students at McLean, who come from all over the tri-state area and beyond. McLean values unique learning styles and that mirrors my own teaching and learning. I am thrilled when students find connections in their learning in and out of the classroom.