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I am an Assistant Professor of Art Education at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM). My present responsibilities primarily include program administration, teaching, supervision, and recruitment, however I also mentor students in several programs of study to develop the professional practices, partners… Read More
I am an Assistant Professor of Art Education at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM). My present responsibilities primarily include program administration, teaching, supervision, and recruitment, however I also mentor students in several programs of study to develop the professional practices, partnerships, and credentials needed to meet post-graduation goals. In addition to teaching and mentoring experience at UNM, Belmont University (Nashville, TN), and Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), I have over 15 years expertise in K-12 art classrooms and community-based art programs– Practical experience is invaluable in preparing pre-service art teachers to teach in diverse educational environments and work with diverse student populations.

To learn more about UNM's BA and MA Art Education programs (as well as our post-bachelor's certification pathway), please click here.

As a scholar, I pursue a variety of interests: Most of my work connects directly or indirectly back to curriculum and instruction, interpretative technologies, and participation in an increasingly visual culture. The most recent of my publications dealt with critical-comparative visual research, creative influence, and the virtual augmentation of public art spaces; these papers presented theoretical foundations but also provided readers with specific examples of methodological treatments and instructional designs. Per the scholarship principles of discovery, integration, engagement, and learning, I maintain a consistent record of conference participation: I present papers and collaborate in panel discussions at state, national, and international conferences connected to art education, museum education, and the digital humanities.

In terms of creative explorations, I trained formally as a printmaker and oil painter, however through teaching I discovered a passion for numerous other creative outlets, specifically ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and graphic design. Branding, toy design, and game design dominate my latest creative initiatives– I strongly believe that my creative action informs my teaching, and that my teaching informs my creative action. Read Less
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