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Information Technology and Administrative Management

Kathy McGee, Lecturer

Kathy McGee, Lecturer, Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) at CWUOffice: Virtual
Email: Kathy.McGee@cwu.edu

Life is an interesting journey – much like a river, it is dynamic, yet unpredictable. As my career has taken many twists and turns, it’s only natural to have landed in the ITAM program doing what I love – helping students develop the soft skills they need to be successful in the workforce.

I started my career in health care management, immersed myself in the photo industry, circled through publishing, and worked in a variety of businesses. I have been an:

  • Editor for consumer, trade, and scientific publications
  • Product manager, managing product development and launches
  • Project manager, developing teams and managing complex projects
  • Marketing communications and public relations executive, reinforcing branding, managing crises, and promoting companies’ services, products, and missions
  • Operations manager, recruiting, training, and managing people
  • Business consultant, helping companies develop budgets, streamline operations, increase sales, and create marketing strategies

Kathy McGee, Lecturer, Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) at CWUI’ve done everything from stocking plants at a garden store, to running a busy emergency room, to creating slide decks for Microsoft. With my varied background, I teach the skills that are so vital in today’s workplace from a real-world, school-of-hard-knocks perspective.

My educational path was as non-linear as my career. I was a much older student working full time when I earned both my degrees, so I understand the challenges of juggling a work/school/life balance. It’s not easy, but it’s so worth it. Everyone’s path is unique, and my goal when teaching is to provide the support and encouragement each student needs to keep going, even when times get tough.

I believe it’s not what happens to you in life that matters, it’s how you respond it. My advice to students is to always do your best, work hard, and play harder. Life is short, so make the most of it – you’ll never have this moment again.

Outside of mentoring students, I spend as much time as possible in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My passion is whitewater kayaking, and when I’m not paddling a river, I’m thinking about it. I also love biking, sea kayaking, hiking, traveling, and enjoying great food.


“You are only as good as your word. You can be smart, aggressive, articulate, and persuasive, but if you are not honest, your reputation will suffer, and once lost, a good reputation can never be regained.” 
~Robert Mueller


Education

Master of Science, Web/Print Media
Bachelor of Science, Imaging Science
Certificate, Technical Writing
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Editorial

  • Managing Director, Point Roberts Press (Blaine, WA)
  • Editor in Chief, New Age Retailer and Inspired Retailer (Bellingham, WA)
  • Managing Editor, Neurology Journal (Rochester, NY)
  • Editor in Chief, Outdoor & Travel Photography (New York, NY)
  • Associate Editor, Popular Photograph (New York, NY)

Marketing Communications

  • Director of Communications, Washington State Dental Association (Seattle, WA)
  • Director of Marketing Communications, Light Impressions (Rochester, NY)
  • Marketing Communications Manager, Tiffen (Long Island, NY)
  • Senior Account Executive, Edelman Public Relations (New York, NY)

Health Care

  • Clinic Manager, Full Circle Natural Medicine (Seattle, WA)
  • Business Manager, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (Ann Arbor, MI)

 

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