2023 - M.S., Psychology; Arizona State University
2013 – M.A., Clinical Counseling; University of Northern Colorado
2009 – B.S., Human Development; Colorado State University
2002 – A.A., General Studies; Cerritos Community College
A full-time instructor since 2014, Francie began her career in higher education at Aims in 2007, working with students in advising, registration and financial aid. A former community college non-traditional student, she understands the challenges of successfully completing college and relates to students on many levels. Having worked in Student Services and with the AAA (student success course) for many years, Francie's heart and passion to help students succeed guides much of her teaching and other work at Aims. She strives to build community within her classroom regardless of the modality.
Francie's graduate clinical work included experiences working in an in-patient acute psychiatric unit, working with hospice patients, and offering grief and loss counseling to bereaved family members. She is able to bring those professional experiences into the classroom to provide rich learning opportunities for students. She primarily teaches Psychology of Death and Dying, Human Growth and Development and Psychology of Workplace Relationships. She primarily teaches Psychology of Death and Dying, Human Growth and Development and Psychology of Workplace Relationships but has experience teaching Psychology 1 & 2, Child Development, Human Sexuality, Social Psychology and Abnormal Psychology.
She is the recipient of many awards including AFA Faculty of the Year, Learner-Centered Teaching Award, Exemplary Online Teaching Award, Innovative teaching Award and First -Year Student Advocate Award.
Personal interests include gardening and landscaping, audiobooks, puzzles and spending time with her family.