Education:

  • Master of Art Education, Herron School of Art & Design, Indiana University, August 2000
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Herron School of Art & Design, Indiana University, August 1993

Professional experience:

  • Associate faculty member, Herron School of Art and Design, August 1997–Present
  • Art Instructor for university level non-art majors in drawing and painting. Courses taught: E101, E102 (Beginning Drawing I & II), E105, E106 (Beginning Painting I & II).
  • Art teacher, Loper Elementary School, Shelbyville Central Schools, Shelbyville, IN, August 1996–Present
  • Teacher responsible for implementing the art program in Kindergarten through grade 5. Art Director for the Loper Elementary School spring musical.
  • Art teacher, Shelbyville Middle School, August 1997–July 1998
  • Teacher responsible for implementing the art program in grade 8.
  • Art teacher, St. Jude Catholic School, August 1995–July 1996
  • Teacher responsible for implementing the art program in Kindergarten through grade 8.

Grants:

The Blue River Community Foundation, Shelbyville, IN. $1,500. Awarded in 2009, 2011, and 2012 for assistance in producing the spring musical at Loper Elementary School.

Awards:

  • Outstanding Associate Faculty Award, 2003
  • * Bates Art Education Award, 1995
  • Liquitex Excellence in Art University Award, 1993

Exhibitions:

  • Shelby County Arts Fest, 2010, Grover Museum, Shelbyville, IN. JURIED EXHIBITION
  • Shelby County Arts Fest, 2005, Indiana Downs,Third Floor Gallery, Shelbyville, IN. JURIED EXHIBITION
  • 4/4 Herron Faculty Exhibition:Associate Faculty, 2002, Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
  • Learning to See:The Art of Art Education, 2002, Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
  • The Herron 100: 100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Bucks, 2002, Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, IN Associate Faculty Exhibition, 2000, Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
  • Invitational exhibition, 2000, American Association for Higher Education,Washington D.C.