Department Head, Nursing

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

West Texas A&M University




What is the Impact of Brown vs. BOE on Higher Education?

TxBESS, Mentoring New Teachers in Texas

Building a Community of Virtue

Teacher Leadership: Ideology & Practice

Valuing Student Differences

Novice to Expert in Nursing Education

It Takes All Kinds of People to Get the Job Done


The Relationship Between Nursing Student Classroom Engagement Activities and Academic Performance


I believe that education should foster a welcoming milieu that permits students to explore without fear, express without judgment, and dream without reserve.

I believe that gift of an education is a privilege that is accompanied by the responsibility to improve their environment as well as the environment of others.

I believe that it is the responsibility of education to challenge students to reach their academic and professional potential, all the while preparing them as productive members of society and their chosen profession.

I believe that education should prepare students to think critically, both independently, and collaboratively.

I believe that education should be creative, innovative, and inspiring, resulting in lifelong learning for all students.