Programs: Criminal Justice, Paralegal
Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from University of Oregon; Juris Doctor Degree in Law from University of Oregon
“I have been teaching at Pioneer Pacific College – Springfield, since October 2013. I first taught classes for the criminal justice students for both the Associate degree and Bachelor degree programs. I have since expanded to the paralegal program and have also taught the introductory psychology class.
My main education and work experience for teaching these courses include my under-graduate degree in Psychology from the UO, my JD from the UO law school, and my working as a criminal defense attorney (at different Oregon locations) and family law attorney (in mostly Lane County) and then as a parole/probation officer for Lane County.
My favorite part of my job as an instructor is interacting with the students and getting to know them as individuals. I especially enjoy class discussions and hearing the different student stories/histories and ideas on the subjects we are studying. I have really appreciated being exposed to students in different programs, experiencing the similarities and differences in the people studying/drawn to different studies/programs.”