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Spring 2019

Section 4739 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Jan 14 - May 17 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 6471 of RELS2
Comparative Religions -- : Jan 28 - May 08 2019
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

Fall 2018

Section 1488 of PHIL5
Critical Thinking/Writing -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2018
The above section has a required web component.

Section 1493 of PHIL5
Critical Thinking/Writing -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2018
The above section has a required web component.

Section 3294 of PHIL5
Critical Thinking/Writing -- : Aug 22 - Dec 12 2018
The above section has a required web component.

Ph.D. Philosophy, Boston College: culture studies
Ph.D. Education,Capella University: adult / professional studies
M.A. Theology, Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley: social ethics
B.A. Philosophy and Music, New York University (Phi Beta Kappa)

Academic Experience: 

Santa Clara University: Practical Rhetoric; Business Writing (2007---)
University of San Francisco: Ethics; Research Methods; Organizational Theory; Western Civilization (1995-2005)
Sonoma State University: Critical Thinking and Writing; Social Ethics
Menlo College: World Religions; Organizational Studies (2005---)
Georgetown University: Philosophy, Humanities (1980-82)
Boston College: Introduction to Philosophy; Aesthetics; Ethics (1977-81)

Over the past 20 years I've woven in and out of two worlds: philosophy, and public communication. I am thrilled to be teaching courses at Santa Rosa JC and at Santa Clara University, that allow me to combine these two loves in a rich learning environment. A New York transplant, I now live in the country with my family, horses, and an assortment of pets; in addition to philosophy and literature I sing with a choir, ride dressage and trail, support local ballet and theater, and am a dedicated "vaulting mom" (go ahead, ask me what that is!).

 

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Phi Beta Kappa, Northern California: Member of Board, and Chair of annual Asilomar Conference
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges: Governor for Part Time Faculty, Northern Region
AFA Executive Council member (2012 --); AFA Negotiator (2013--)
Leadership Santa Rosa, class XXI; LSR Steering Committee with the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce.
Active member / participant in Catholic Academy of Communication Arts Professionals; Catholic Press Assn.; Catholic Philosophical Association; Public Relations Society of America.