An instructor of Financial Management, Connie Brewer has taught business at Campbell for six years. After 25 years as an administrator of a healthcare organization, she retired and knew she wanted to use her PhD and wealth of knowledge of the financial side of healthcare to teach at the college level.
Tell us about your teaching philosophy/style.
I strive to provide individual attention to each student. It is important that my students understand that I am readily available to them, so I supply them with the appropriate information for various methods of communicating with me, including my cell phone number. Both my MBA from Colorado State University and my Ph.D. from Northcentral University were obtained entirely online, so I know the problems that students can be confronted with during distance education.
How have your past experiences influenced your teaching?
My husband and I owned an electrical contracting business for 40 years and along with my work in the financial side of healthcare, I have learned the necessity of understanding financial statements and investments. I often use my past experiences from both industries to demonstrate why this knowledge is paramount.
What advice would you give to someone who is considering finishing their degree or starting for the first time as an adult?
I would encourage adult students to start by taking only one course during their first term. By doing so, they can get their study habits in place as well as meet the time requirements of their job and family.More about Adult & Online Education