Undergraduate course taught: PSY 101
Graduate course taught: RES 501
Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Education (minor in Counseling) from Sam Houston State University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology, with an emphasis on Cognition and Instruction, at Grand Canyon University. Her motto is: To be an effective educator, one must be a diligent learner.
Stephanie has worked in higher education for the past 10 years as an academic advisor, student recruiter, mentor, faculty member, and administrator. Her passion is helping students to reach their full learning potential by using their innate strengths. Stephanie believes that traditional education, like traditional medicine, does not meet everyone’s needs, and teaches for successful intelligence by incorporating creative, practical, and analytical thinking. Her research in this area is based on Robert Sternberg’s Successful Intelligence.
Stephanie is a Texan and a country girl at heart. She loves the outdoors and enjoys spending time with her husband and their five amazing kids (26, 20, 19, 18, and 14), along with two Great Danes, a mutt (that is so ugly it is cute), six cats, and countless farm critters. Some of her favorite activities include hiking at Enchanted Rock, swimming, going to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, reading, embroidery, shopping with the girls, and watching NASCAR from the pit.