Economics & Marketing
I have been a full-time college professor for the past 17 years.
(Yes, I started young!!) Currently my full-time job is with Ivy Tech
Community College, where I am the Lead Instructor for the ENG024 and IVY 107
courses at the Evansville campus, and where I teach one course in the
Culinary/Hospitality department--Menu Design and Marketing. I am a
Certified Proctor for the National Restaurant Association. I also hold
Certifications in Teaching via Distance Education as well as College Success and
Retention Strategies. I have worked for Ivy Tech for 10 years (the
majority of those years, I was actually housed in University Division at USI).
I teach a combination of Hybrid, Internet, Accelerated, and Traditional
classes. I was recently promoted to Associate Professor at Ivy Tech.
As you can see, I also am an Adjunct Professor for the University of
Southern Indiana where I have taught part-time also for 10 years. There I
teach senior-level courses in Marketing (Services Marketing
Tourism/Leisure/Sport Marketing etc). I LOVE BEING A PROFESSOR!!!!!
My partner, Donna, and I have lived in Evansville for the past fourteen
Most of my students just call me "Wiltsie."
My teaching philosophy is to incorporate three elements into each course:
Content, Context, and Community. I do this primarily via content on
website, textbook, power points, and in-class discussions; via context on
application-based tests and quizzes and real-world projects/cases; and via
community by service-learning, real-life, locally-based classroom projects.
I also firmly believe that the college experience is deeply personal for
each student. Professors are not just "teachers." Teachers typically
follow a formatted curriculum provided by a third-party. Teachers instruct
students as to what they are to learn. Whereas professors provide a
facilitating environment where the student can learn for themselves via
discovery, Socratic dialog, collaborative learning, active learning,
serendipity, and critical-thinking.
Summer I 2013 - Office Hours
Summer I 2013 - Class Schedule & Syllabi