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Born 1963, Cleveland, Ohio
Lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts
Summer 2002 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine - Recipient of Artist’s Fellowship
1999 – 2001 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, Master of Fine Arts – Recipient of the Michael Doherty Fellowship
1993 – 1997 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graduated with honors and distinction
1980 – 1984 Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Science (Business Administration-Marketing)
2009 - LEF Foundation Contemporary Work Fund Grant
2007 - Art Matters Foundation Award
September 1999 to Present
Massachusetts College of Art+Design Boston, MA
Position: Associate Professor of Art Education (September 2006 to present)
Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Art Education (September 2008 - December 2011)
Undergraduate Courses: Interdisciplinary Portfolio 1 and 2, Portfolio 3-Capstone, Materials of Traditional Media,
Concepts and Processes for Classrooms, Exhibtions Seminar
Graduate Courses: Graduate Seminar (MFA), Problems in Aesthetics, Issues in Contemporary Art, Artist/Teacher Thesis Projects (MSAE)
Position: Adjunct Faculty - Fine Arts 2-D Department
Courses: Drawing into Print
Position: Adjunct Faculty – Art Education Department (2005 – to Present)
Courses: Portfolio 2, Concepts and Processes for Classrooms
Position: Adjunct Faculty - Studio Foundation Department (2000 – 2003)
Courses: Foundation Drawing 1, Foundation Drawing 2
Position: Visiting Lecturer – Fine Arts 2D (2001, 2003, 2006)
Courses: Introduction to Painting
Graduate Teaching Assistant (1999 – 2001)
Courses: Introduction to Lithography, Monotype, Introduction to Painting (Teacher of Record)
Professional Service to the College
Curriculum development for graduate and undergraduate programs
Member of the All-College Committe for the 2007-2008 academic year
Chair of the Academic Policies Committee for the 2006-2007 academic year
Ongoing member of the Art Education Portfolio Curriculum Committee
Managed the process of reviewing the college wide grading system for the Academic Policies Committee. Author of the final report.
Created 4 Lectures on Visual Language for delivery of major course content to the entire first-year class.
Worked with independent studies with senior and junior studio art education majors.
Created and taught experimental course Boston Sketchbook, part of which involved coordinating class meetings with Boston area doctors, architects, park rangers and museum directors.
September 2002 to June 2008
Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Position: Adjunct faculty
Courses: Basic Drawing 1, Basic Drawing 2, Painting I, Design and Compostion, Color and Design
September 2004 to June 2005
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Courses: Two-dimensional Fundamentals, Painting I, Topics in Painting (Painting 2)
September 2000 – August 2001
Massachusetts College of Art Boston, MA
Position: Co-Director of Multicultural Student Development
Maintained and encouraged discussion and affirmation of diversity issues on a campus of 2,500+ students.
Reported to the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Officer of Civil Rights, Diversity and Compliance.
Created and managed mentoring program for students matriculating from Boston Public Schools.
Investigated and reported on diversity programs at other colleges. Networked with other diversity coordinators for discussion and information sharing.
Reviewed college curricula and policies with the Compliance officer for diversity issues.
Integral member of the Student Development Department; met and advised the Dean of Students on diversity issues.
Presented findings monthly in joint meetings with faculty from Studio Foundation, administrators from Student Development and Coordinator of Service Learning.
Created original service materials in video and other media.
Proposed and implemented changes to the curriculum for the Studio Foundation program of the school to include travel to Cuba, China and Egypt, student exchange, community-service learning opportunities.
Organized events around censorship utilizing “Banned Books Week” and available resources in the College's library system.
Created a film series that investigated representations of race, class and gender.
Liaised with the Colleges of the Fenway around diversity issues, specifically Black History Month, Women’s History Month and Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.
Represented College at Educating Artists for a Multicultural World, a forum and panel discussion sponsored by the ProArts Consortium and the Colleges of the Fenway.
February 1998 – December 2003
Towers Perrin Boston, MA
Position: Senior Administrative Coordinator/Executive Administrative Assistant
Provide administrative support to the Location Administrator, Human Resources/Benefits supervisor, Managing Principal, key Principals and Consultants for an office of 250+ employees.
Manage the training, goal setting and compensation reviews for a group of 5-8 administrative assistants.
Supervised new hire training process, including scheduling, HR orientations; new hire information packets. Reviewed and improved the process on a monthly basis.
Created, developed and branded the Office Wide Charities Committee that investigated the firm's practice of charitable giving, in collaboration with the Marketplace Leadership Council and the Office Advisory Council. Created the office protocol for soliciting charitable contributions.
Guest Lectures and Panels
Guest Lectures and Panels
"Imaging Lazarus – The Undead in Contemporary Painting” as part of “Painting in the Collapsed Field,” Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), with Craig Drennen (Moderator), David Humphreys, Katherine Smith, and Wendy White Savannah, GA on Friday, November 11, 2011
“Traversing Gender” Lecture and panel discussion, Southern New Hampshire University, Oct. 2010
“Understanding Contemporary Practice: Anything is Possible” Panel discussion, Boston, MA Oct. 2010
“Studio-Based Research as Master’s Thesis in Art Education” Presentation at National Art Education Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, with Dr. Daniel Serig and Professor Jennifer Hall, April 16, 2010
“Art Matters NOW” Lecture panel for Art Matters Foundation, New York, NY. Oct. 2009
“On Painting as Thinking ” Visiting Artist Lecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, Jan. 2008.
“4 Lectures on Visual Language” Studio Foundation Lectures, MA College of Art, Sept.-Oct. 2007.
“Conceptual Strategies in Painting” Visiting Artist Lecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, May 2007.
“Tongues and Tales” Lecture, Montserrat College of Art, Apr. 15, 2007.
Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Institute of Boston, Apr. 8, 2007.
“In Practice – Post-Modern Strategies” Lecture, Tufts University, Apr. 10, 2006.
“Domestic Bliss to Domestic Violence” with Leika Akiyama, Leonie Bradbury, Michela Griffo, and Andy Mowbray, Women’s Caucus for Art, National Conference, Moderator: Kathleen Bitetti, Feb. 19, 2006.
“Idea to Image and Back Again”, Lecture, College of the Holy Cross, Feb. 8 2006.
“Based Here”, Art Institute of Boston, with Shelbourne Thurber, Moderator, Bill Arning, MIT List Visual Art Center, Jan. 12, 2006
“A Conversation with Steve Locke & Laura Donaldson” Lecture/Discussion with Laura Donaldson, Director, Mills Gallery, part of the exhibition, Circumference, Oct. 6, 2005.
“Where I’m Coming From” at the conference, Educating Artists for a Multicultural World, ProArts Consortium, Boston, MA, Ted Lansdmark, Boston Architectural Center, Moderator. February 8, 9, 2001
2008 Spring Artist-in-Residence, Savannah College of Art and Design
2002 Summer Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Visiting Artist Critiques
2002 – 2005 Massachusetts College of Art BFA Program
2005 Massachusetts College of Art MFA Program
2004 – 2005 College of the Holy Cross