Critical theories of social change and transformation call for all individuals including artists and designers, to participate in activities of inclusion and care that encourage and promote a pluralistic culture and equitable response to current social issues and challenges. an artistic lens provides additional ways of knowing and exploring such motifs as phenomenological nuances, self and culturally imposed boundaries and a sense of place and identity. My teaching philosophy and practice advocates a need for artists to become creative, critical thinkers through the development of a sense of personal expression and voice for contextualizing experiences and grounding one's practice.

My research focuses on writing process and its application to visual arts education. I have applied this knowledge professionally to writing intensive learning and to exploring how sharing a common language and framework enhances student learning in the arts.

Professional Activities

Academic Curriculum Vitae



Art Education: Workshops and Writings

Artistic Process

Figure Drawing

Art and Transition

Restoring Hope