Lee Heron, Ph.D., CHE
Hospitality Food & Beverage Management
To succeed, you need perseverance and time management. Lee Heron , Instructor , The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division
Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?
When I graduated from college.
How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?
I share lots of stories from my work experience with students to help ground the material we’re learning in a sense of reality.
What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?
I have an assignment where students write their resumes and I give them verbal and written feedback. They learn how to present themselves and their qualifications to potential employers. The idea is to push students to improve their writing, critical thinking, and self-assessment skills.
How does collaboration contribute to students’ success?
Working together with other students helps students see the big picture.
What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?
To succeed, you need perseverance and time management.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Students are my number one priority.