Associate Professor of Nursing
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Education, University of Northern Colorado; Master of Science in Nursing, Clarke University; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Clarke University.
My philosophy of teaching is based on my appreciation and dedication to life-long learning. Every class that I teach is aware that I am a student myself. I understand the time commitment and dedication that is required of students. I want students to enjoy the process of learning. We too many times focus on outcomes and objectives instead of the journey toward understanding. Learning is a fun and rewarding process.
Some may call my way of teaching unconventional. I embrace that term so long as one understands the philosophy of my teaching. I feel that all students have something to contribute to class. I believe that learning occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. While tests, quizzes and papers are good indicators of student learning, they are not the only indicators. Sharing a story and asking a question many times may tell me more about a student’s knowledge base than I could ever learn from a test. I am not afraid to tell students I do not know. We should not expect students to know all there is to know about a content area or idea. We should, however, encourage them to explore more deeply the concepts and ideas we wish for them to know.
CLARKE'S IMPACT ON MOLLY
Clarke is where I found out who I was and what I wanted to do with my life. I was a transfer student here and have continued to grow and learn as both a student and faculty member.
MOLLY'S IMPACT ON STUDENTS
A teacher, caregiver, listener, companion, leader and motivator.
Movie – The Big Chill
Book – Hunger Games and The Purpose Driven Life
Quote – God never makes our challenges greater than the grace he gives us to handle them
Class in college – OB and Pediatrics (Family Health) & Logic class
Place traveled - South Africa & Ireland
Hobby – Baking