Mrs. Hauer earned an M.A. from the College of William and Mary (1985) and an M.B.A from the University of South Carolina (2004). She specialized in American literature and wrote a Masters thesis focused on the Frank Norris’s concept of Naturalism. She teaches as an adjunct faculty member for the English Department at USC Aiken and has also taught as an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston. She currently works as a financial planner and financial literacy educator for the company she founded, Wilson David Investment Advisors. Previously, she worked as an editor for Savannah River Site environmental impact documents. She is committed to helping her students become the best writers and readers they can be. Professor Hauer earned the USCA Office of Global Studies and Multicultural Engagement 2015 Teacher of the Year Award.