Bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and theater (double major), Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University - Moorhead)
Master of arts degree in journalism, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
My goal is to duplicate the actual working environment students face once they graduate. By the time they complete the three newswriting classes, they're able to transition into a job in the media. Even though methods of dissemination have changed drastically over the past decade, the basics remain the same. If students have a good foundation in newsgathering, they should be able to apply the skills to any medium.