Associate Professor of Business
Degrees earned: BA
in German, with a minor in Biology, Secondary Teaching Certificate, Michigan
State University, 1975; MBA, Michigan State University, 1978.
experience: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University.
Consultant in the plumbing, heating, and cooling industry. Worked with Joe
Schmitt, former executive with A.Y. McDonald, to put on training seminars for
business owners in the industry. Taught business at the University of Dubuque
from 1978-1999 both in the undergraduate and MBA program, as well as in Asia.
My goal is to constantly look for new and better ways to reach students by
providing them with a variety of learning experiences while being true to my
discipline. There is always room for improvement and I carefully review and
incorporate classroom feedback and comments from my peers. My philosophy
includes: teaching the discipline rigorously with a large dose of enthusiasm,
integrating the liberal arts often, bringing the “real world” into the
classroom and finally giving students value for their dollar.
Clarke’s impact on
Alice: When I first came to Clarke, I was so impressed by the friendliness
of the faculty, staff and administrators. It was a very welcoming environment
and the students felt comfortable enough to call you by your first name. No one
is a stranger for long.
Alice’s impact on
students: I hope that students see me as someone who genuinely cares about
their progress while at Clarke. Also, I am hoping that they feel passionate
about the subject of marketing and will want to pursue careers in that field.
Movie – Dirty
Book – Power of
Quote – From my
mother-in-law: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at
Class in college
– Introduction to Computer Science. When I finally got the knack of basic
programming, I was amazed at what I could do. I was even asked to be a section
leader for the course!
Place traveled – Switzerland:
I lived there for three years and loved the culture, mountains and people.
Hobby – Anything
involving pools, lakes and oceans. Readinn.