2006 Master of Art Education (M. Ed.) Teachers College Columbia University, NY

Research Thesis: Mapping Teacherliness, Case Studies Visual Art Credential Candidates

1992 MFA Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ, Painting

1986 BFA Painting, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Graduation Cum Laude

1978 BA History, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA European Intellectual History


Braille Institute of Anaheim, Anaheim CA.    2016-2017

  • Working with blind and legally blind adults in visual art classes: 2-D tactile design, printmaking, painting; Contemporary Mosaic; Ceramic Hand- building Methods. Grant Support from the Kenneth Picerne Foundation

Artist Educator Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton CA 2015-2017

California Arts Council Arts-in-Corrections 8 Day Program Service:

  • High Desert State Prison, Susanville CA. Fall 2015, Winter 2016
  • Ironwood State Prison, Blythe CA. Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016 spring 2017
  • California Rehabilitation Center, Fall 2016, March – April 2017

Muckenthaler Cultural Center 2013-2014

  • Curriculum Design and Implementation Printmaking and the American Revolution; La Habra Public Schools; Magnolia Elementary School District.  Richman Teen Center, Valencia Boys and Girls Club.

Assistant Professor Visual Art, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 2003 – 2013

  • Area Co-coordinator Art Education Program in Visual Art Department
  • Organized the Single Subject Art Credential Program in collaboration with the College of Education, Art Education and Undergraduate general education;
  • Member of Secondary Education Committee in College of Education;
  • Compiled a five-volume review of the Subject Matter Preparation Program, submitted for the California Teaching Commission, March 2011.
  • Prepared NASAD and WASC National Accreditation reports every three years while contributing to the state committees for accreditation;
  • Coordinated admissions to the Single Subject Credential Program;
  • Arranged student teacher placement with school districts throughout Southern California;
  • Advisement undergraduate students and preparation of recommendations
  • Teaching Assignments: Beginning Drawing, Art and Child Development, Media and Methods for Secondary Art, Seminar in Teaching Art, Student Teaching Supervision. Developed course: Critical Thinking in Art Education 2005-2013

Lecturer, Art Education, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA Supervision and teaching Single Subject Credential Program 2003-2005

Teaching Artist, The Brooklyn Museum of Art Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY

  • Artist/Educator for Museum studio workshops 2001-2003
  • Multimedia Instructor in Graphic Arts, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
  • Immersive research course for “at risk” high school students. 1997 & 2001

Adjunct Professor Visual Art, Kean University, Union, New Jersey 1997-2003

Fine Art Lecturer, College of New Jersey, Trenton New Jersey Spring 2000

Instructor: Painting and Pastel Portraiture, Forest Hills Adult Ed, Queens, NY 1995-1997

LEAP Artist Educator, (Learning through an Expanded Art Program) NY, NY

Itinerant educator in all five boroughs of NYC Integration of Art, with Science, Math and Literacy learning experiences K-8, staff development. 1992-1997 

Art Instructor, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey

(Graduate Associate) Courses: Life Drawing; 3-dimensional Art making 1992-1994

Art Teacher Pasadena City Schools, Pasadena, CA 1983-1985


Gallery Director Community Gallery, Independence Bank, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 1998-2003

Director, BWAC Education Project (Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition)

  • Administrative Director: Artist teaching residencies in NYC Community School District 14, Coordinator staff development workshops in school sites. Grant writing and design of visual art, interdisciplinary curriculum. Annual budget $50,000 with a staff 8-18 teaching artists. 1997-2002

Consultant, The Art Lab, Staten Island, NY

  • Researched, analyzed, reported an internal audit of three fiscal years for this medium sized Snug Harbor arts organization. 2000

President, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY Leadership of 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation of Brooklyn artists 1994-1997

Chair, BWAC Pier Show Community Art Festival, Red Hook Brooklyn, NY Produced three visual and performing arts festivals in historic Erie Basin warehouse. 1994-1997


Author, Preface, The Creative Classroom: the Elementary Experience Fullerton, CA Publication, 2009, Kendall Hunt Publishing. Second Edition, 2012

Member, Elementary Art Education Committee (EASEUP), Fullerton, CA

Service to Secondary Education Committee (SECTEP) and CSUF Visual Art Department Author – Coordinator for 5 Volume Report on Subject Matter Preparation Program–a review of CSUF Visual Art Education Major coursework in relation to California Standards of Teacher Preparation for K-12 Visual Art and Performing Arts Standards. 2006-2011

California Art Education Association Convention, San Jose, CA “Printmaking as Reflection.” November 2010

California Art Education Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA Panel Presentation: Hands-on Interdisciplinary Lesson Activity for K-6 Math and Arts Learning. November 2009

Presenter, Western Assessment Conference March 2006

  • Constructing Stance: Interview Assessment and Support for Teacher Learners

Service to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Sacramento, CA

  • Prepared and calibrated benchmarks for Teaching Performance Assessment 2009


Imagination Festival Judge, Secondary Art Programs, Orange County, CA

  • OC Department of Education multi-district art exhibit, Laguna Festival of the Arts 2005-2013

Demonstration Artist- Arts Alive Community Festival Mission Viejo, CA May 2011 and 2012

Juror Mater Dei High School Annual Visual Art Exhibition, Santa Ana, CA 2009, 2010, 2011

Juror Shared Visions, Blind and Visually Impaired Artist Exhibition, Fullerton, CA

  • Eye Care Center, Southern California College of Optometry 2007-2012

2010 Volunteer of the Year Award, Rolling Hills Elementary School, Fullerton, CA

Art teacher for grades K-6; Backdrops and paintings for drama productions 2004-2010

Keynote Speaker – Wilson Junior High School Graduation, Pasadena, CA.

  • Delivered address for 40 Year anniversary of class of 1970. June 2010

Volunteer: Children’s Repertoire Theatre, Set design, Fullerton, CA 2006-2009

Grant Advisory Panelist, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), NY,NY 1998, 1999, and 2000

Panelist “All Roads Lead to Brooklyn” Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • Lecture: Community Arts on the Brooklyn Waterfront. November, 1998

Panelist FATE Conference Foundations Art Theory and Experience, St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Presented—The Bauhaus–Oh not again please! March, 1994


National Art Education Association (NAEA), Presenter at 2013 Fort Worth Conference

  • TITLE: New Art Teacher Stance: Changing Minds in Art Teacher Education.

California Art Education Association (CAEA)

  • Doc Languer Award, California Art Education Association 2010

College Art Association (CAA)

Southern California Artists (SCA)