Professor O'Neal has a Master's in Interpersonal Communication and a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communication. Her Bachelor's degree was in Social and Behavioral Science.
She is a dynamic educator, trainer/facilitator, and performer with a passion for understanding how we connect to others. Her academic interests are in genuine dialogue, organizational development, leadership, and career development.
She is committed to equity and inclusion, both in and out of her classroom.
She has taught at Valencia College and UCF for 9 years in all modalities: face-to-face, mixed mode, and online courses. Each modality has unique characteristics and at the end of the day, all the courses have the same goal -- learning!
Prior to going into academia she was in the entertainment field, working as a professional singer, actor, and casting director. She still does that when time allows.