EDUCATION

2012 - University of Notre Dame /// Master of Fine Arts

2005 - Columbia College Chicago /// Bachelor of Fine Arts

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2016-2017 - Associate Faculty /// College of the Redwoods /// Eureka, CA

2014-2016 - Lecturer /// Humboldt State University /// Arcata, CA

2013  - Visiting Faculty /// Sculpture /// University of Notre Dame /// Notre Dame, IN

2012-2013 - Associate Faculty /// Visual Literacy /// Indiana University South Bend /// South Bend, IN

2010-2012 - Instructor of Record /// Wood Sculpture /// University of Notre Dame /// Notre Dame, IN

2011 - Instructor of Record /// 3D Foundations /// University of Notre Dame /// Notre Dame, IN

2009 - Teaching Assistant /// Metal Sculpture /// University of Notre Dame /// Notre Dame, IN

AWARDS

2015 - Outstanding Educator of the Year Nominee /// International Sculpture Committee 

2014 - Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Fellowship /// Humboldt State University

2013 - Adjunct Professional Development Grant /// University of Notre Dame

2009-2012 - Teaching Fellowship and Full Tuition Waiver /// University of Notre Dame

2011 - Graduate Student Research Award (ISLA/GSRA) /// University of Notre Dame

2011 - Graduate School Professional Development Grant /// University of Notre Dame

2011 - Zahm Research Grant /// University of Notre Dame

2011 - Master of Fine Arts Fellowship Nominee /// Dedalus Foundation 

2011 - Center for Creative Computing Research Grant /// University of Notre Dame

2011 - Graduate Student Professional Development Award /// University of Notre Dame

2011 - Nanovic Institute for European Studies Collaborative Grant /// University of Notre Dame

2010 - Center for Creative Computing Research Grant /// University of Notre Dame

COURSES

Beginning Drawing - Explores the materials, methods and concepts of observational drawing.  

Beginning Sculpture - Introduces students to advanced methods of fabrication and construction.   

3D Foundations - Introduces a broad range of technical, perceptual and conceptual concerns in 3D making.  

Metal Sculpture - Explores Mig and Gas Welding, Plasma Cutting, Forge and Foundry.  

Wood Sculpture - Utilizes lamination, construction, reduction, finishing, laser cutting and CNC routing.

Visual Literacy - Enhances student understanding and appreciation of visual culture and contemporary art.  

Graduate Seminar - Examines the MFA candidates studio practices in preparation for their thesis exhibition.

Analog Masters - Introduces students to the production side of the musical recording industry.