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​I am a strategic communications professor and consultant who works with clients who want to communicate more accurately and effectively in a mindful way.


Check out my book on identity and strategic communication, or learn more about what I do.


As Professor of Strategic Communications and Director of the Communications Core and Minor, I teach courses strategic writing, health communication, and mass communication. I have authored numerous articles and book chapters on identity and related topics including advocacy and strategic communications. I am a contributing writer for PR News. 


I collaborate regularly with faculty, staff and students to support health and wellness initiatives.


I am also an artist, writer, owner/designer at ccirca, and a certified yoga instructor.

Boston Yoga School


200-Hour Certificate



Georgetown University


Executive Certificate

Nonprofit Management



identity development

planning & strategy



writing & editing


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2004 - 2007

​Ph.D. Mass Communication

Roy H. Park Ph.D. Fellow


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

​1999 - 2001

M.S. Rehabilitation Psychology & Couseling


University of Richmond

​1995 - 1999

B.A. Sociology

Minor in Art


About Me...

Who I am.

Previous Employers
Emerson College
UNC-Chapel Hill
Duke University
North Carolina Area Health Education Center



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