Educational Background

  • Master of Arts, Organizational/Industrial Psychology, University of West Florida, 1980
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1978

Professional Background

  • PPG Industries, Inc. 1981-2005. Twenty-four years of increasingly responsible professional Human Resources positions. Locations included Lake Charles, Louisiana; Houston, Texas; Delaware, Ohio; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Prior to RMU experience in supporting the following organization types in the for-profit segment: corporate headquarters, manufacturing, sales, distributors, service, call centers, domestic Human Resource teams, and International Human Resource teams.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Conflict resolution, problem solving, people issue consultation, leading change, policy development, contract negotiations, employee relations, labor relations, compensation administration, employee benefits administration, selection and placement, organization development.