Teaching Philosophy

As cultural producers, I strongly believe student artists should be aware of social issues, current events, and methods to question and critique these contemporary subjects. Art, in all its possible variations, is one of the few practices in society with the power to change our perception of sensitive and relevant subjects. Because of this belief, I often challenge my students to address issues that closely affect their own lives. Though this practice can often create a tremendous atmosphere of vulnerability, it is important for these students to begin to make visual their ethical stances and critical statements. Then through a very carefully structured critique that emphasizes respectful dialog and encourages a diversity of voices, there exists an opportunity for growth, both creatively and in cultural awareness.

Bellarmine University Student Work
Adjunct Professor
Creative Coding, Spring 2019
Video Art, Fall 2017 & Spring 2019
3D Design, Fall 2017
Sculpture: Time & Context, Spring 2017
2D Design, Fall 2016

Kentucky Institute for International Study
Summer 2018 Study Abroad Faculty
Florence, Siena & Rome, Italy

The Graphic Travelogue - Drawing III
Art of the Italian Renaissance - Art History

Hanover College Student Work
Visiting Assistant Professor
Environmental Art, Spring 2019
Illustration 1, Spring 2019
Drawing 1, Fall 2018
Photography 1, Spring & Fall 2018
Photography 2, Fall 2018
Sculpture 1, Spring 2018

Indiana University Southeast Student Work
Adjunct Professor
Digital Art: Survey & Practice, Spring 2018, Fall 2017 & Spring 2017
Intro to Video Art, Fall 2017

University at Buffalo SUNY Student Work
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Instructor of Record
Intro to Digital Practices, Fall & Spring 2015-6
Intro to Digital Photography, Spring 2015
Public Space, Fall 2014