Ann E. Stolz MAED/AET
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Business, Management & Fashion Merchandising
Pierce College Business Department
- Master of Arts in Education Degree - University of Phoenix
- Faculty Training in ANGEL - WashingtonOnline
- Bachelor of Arts Degree - University of Puget Sound
- Introduction to Fashion Merchandising
- Fashion Design and Clothing Construction
- Consumer Textiles
- Introduction to Visual Promotion
- Retailing and Merchandising
- Professional Development
- Customer Relationship Management
- Career Communication Skills
- Introduction to Business
It is my intent as a teacher to facilitate an optimal learning environment for students. I feel that students need an environment that is interactive in nature, promotes critical thinking skills, and encompasses a problem-solving mind set. I strive to provide all students with a structured environment in which the freedom to express their ideas and opinions is welcomed.
I focus on student learning of the materials presented as well as the application of those materials to current issues. I feel that learning is incomplete if it cannot be related to life outside of the classroom. I have found that by setting high expectations students will rise to the occasion when in an atmosphere of encouragement and challenge.
My teaching approach results in students learning to communicate effectively, embrace multiculturalism, and conduct themselves in a responsible manner in the classroom. I approach individual class lessons using different formats with the student’s perception and comprehension in mind. I implement learning exercises through lecture, PowerPoint presentations, web-enhancement through Angel, assigned research, group or individual assignments, projects, and class discussions. I use video resources, business periodicals, and “in-the-news” topics for relating concepts to the students’ lives.
I adhere to the outcomes for each course instructed and measure student progress and learning retention through objective and essay exams, written assignments, case studies, projects, oral presentations, self-evaluation, and instructor observation.