Associate Director of Criminal Justice & Paralegal
Degrees/main schools I attended: JD from University of Oregon (UO). I have attended the UO and LCC (Lane Community College) in Eugene, Oregon.
I have been teaching at Pioneer Pacific College – Springfield, since October 1, 2013. I first taught classes for the criminal justice students for both the associate degree and bachelor degree programs. (One of my early classes had students from an Information Technology program.) 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.