Profile

Artist/educator with over 20 years of experience. PhD Candidate in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Art Education; anticipated completion in fall 2020. Other credentials include Master of Fine Arts in painting, Master of Arts in studio painting, K-12 certification in art; 2019 Kresge Arts Fellow; King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellow; 2001 Fulbright Memorial Fellow in Japanese education. 25 years plus experience as a working artist with exhibitions locally and nationally. Publications include Art News, Detroit Home, The Detroit News and Free Press, Oakland Press Trait Magazine, BLAC Magazine and most recently, Imago Mundi Organix: Contemporary artists from the U.S.A.. Participant in Vermont Studio Center Artist’s residency. Detroit Institute of Arts Artist-presenter and MAPSA presenter.

Experience

Visual Artist 1991-Present

Lecturer -Visual Arts Education, Program Coordinator, Wayne State University 2019-Present

Art Teacher, Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies; Detroit, MI — 2009-2019

Adjunct Professor, College for Creative Studies; Detroit, MI 2011-2013; 2018-2019

Lead Teacher, Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies; Detroit, MI 2010-2012

Cooperating Teacher, Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies; Detroit, MI

2011-2016
Art Teacher, Bradford Academy; Southfield, MI

2004-2009
Art Teacher, University Public School; Detroit, MI

1996-2004
Adjunct Professor, Marygrove College; Detroit, MI

1995-2006

Education

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI — PhD Curriculum and Instruction, (completion FA 2020)

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI — K-12 Certification, 2001 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI — MFA-painting, 1997

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI — MA-studio art, 1991

Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI — BA, 1988

Awards

Kresge Arts Detroit Fellow, Visual Arts 2019

Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Educator 2019

King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellow 2017-2019

Fulbright Memorial Fellow, Japan 2001

Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center 1998

Presentations

2019—
Hamilton-Anderson Associates
Trailblazers: Detroit Women of Art. Panel Moderator, Detroit Institute of Arts

2018—
The History and Future of African American Artists in Detroit. Artist Panel, Detroit Institute of Arts

2006—
Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA)

Committee and Grant Work

2020—MDE Mitten Project Educational Grant Wayne State University

2020—WSU College of Education Initial Cert- Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Sub-Committee.

2020-WSU University Research Grant-Arts and Humanities Sub-Committee

2016-WSU College of Fine and Performing Arts/Department of Art History Murray Jackson Award Committee member.

Memberships

Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA)

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