The upper peninsula of
Michigan is where I was raised. I am the middle of eight children. I have lived in Utah for over 30 years and have almost lost my Canadian accent. I love the state of Utah and cannot imagine ever living anywhere else.
Brigham Young University , majoring in recreation. My future husband was my cross country ski instructor and needless to say, I earned an A in that class even without extra credit. After completing 2 years of college, I married and began my family of three. I taught Montessori preschool for about 6 years while my children were still young.
My major was changed to Computer Science when I went back to school. After completing my Bachelors, I finished a Masters in Computer Science also from
Brigham Young University . My course work and thesis focused on intelligent tutoring and computer-based instruction. I am currently a Ph.D. student at Nova Southeastern University majoring in Computer Technology in Education.
I have been teaching at UVU for 16 years and I am a tenured faculty in the Information Systems and Technology department where adapting to change is our middle name. I have recently served as co-chair of the UV Web Advisory Council (UV-WAC) and co-chair of the Strategic Web Action Team (SWAT). One of the biggest accomplishments of these committees was the planning and roll out of the new UVU Web site.
My family and I enjoy some unusual hobbies. My husband, children and I are all archers. We have competed in both indoor and outdoor competitions. When my children were growing up, we participated in the combined winter sport of ski archery (similar to the biathlon). Since two of my children have become involved in ballroom dance, I have become an avid fan and have even taken some ballroom classes here at UVU. I am enjoying being a grandmother, but unfortunately all my grandchildren live out of the state. Well, at least this helps me to rack up my frequent flyer miles.
Epic fantasies are something I love to read. (Frodo Lives!!!) I also enjoy camping, fishing, gardening, and did I say reading?