Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Public HealthCollege of Health and Human ServicesWestern Kentucky University
"Choosing ETSU for my doctoral studies was one of the best decisions I made."
Question: How did your education prepare you for the real world?
I knew that I wanted to pursue a Teaching & Research Faculty position upon completion
of my DrPH. The various opportunities that would outfit me for this goal were afforded
me throughout my program at ETSU.
The support and mentorship of the leaders and faculty in the CPH, the quality and
content of the courses, the emphasis on mastering competencies, the push towards excellence,
and learning to deal with diverse perspectives in academia all contributed to my preparation
for the real world.
Question: What is one thing you wish you had known when you were a student?
Earning a grade A does not equal academic or professional excellence. Networking,
building effective partnerships, along with the pursuit of excellence may serve as
well or better than the simple pursuit of the 4.0 GPA.
Any other thoughts?
I am proud to be a graduate of the ETSU College of Public Health and I continue to
be impressed with the work our graduates are doing across the nation and beyond. Choosing
ETSU for my doctoral studies was one of the best decisions I made.