My teaching philosophy is inclusive, rigorous and dedicated to challenging
and empowering students. Visual and verbal languages are crucial to the development of critical thinking. Deconstructing and exploring the seen and unseen ways language generates meaning in our world is at the center of discourse in my classes. I am committed to the highest standards of dialogue and critique- and to the amazing students I am lucky to teach.


current position
Artist-in-Residence at Lyme Academy College of  Fine Arts of the University of New Haven, in the university's focused BFA program. The school offers a foundation in materiality and method as a language for conceptual ideas, based in observation and figuration as a starting point. I've been teaching amazing students here since 2005.

Classes include *original syllabus
Painting Methods * junior core 
2d Design, foundations -core 
Professional Practice * senior core 
Egg Tempera *
Junior Drawing Projects junior core
Senior Studio

I worked on the senior project team for several years, assisting in the curation and installation of the senior exhibition with the senior project chair, and design the senior exhibition booklet. I served as Interim Chair of Foundation 2009-2010. 
Check out Lyme Academy
 

past positions
Adjunct Professor in the Art Department at New Jersey City University
Graduate Master Critique, Professional Practice, and Undergrad Drawing 1

Adjunct Professor at Purchase College SUNY School of Art+Design
Undergrad Drawing 1

Visiting artist or lecturer at Purchase College, Purchase NY; University of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah; Kutztown University, Kutztown PA; Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI; to name a few. I also develop curriculum and exhibition-based programming for museums and K-12. Click here for more info.
 
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