Art Historian, College Instructor, Museum Educator
University of North Texas, Denton, TX — M.A., Art History
Thesis: When Reality Was Surreal: Lee Miller’s World War II War Correspondence for Vogue
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX — B.F.A., Painting
Graduated Magna cum laude.
Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX — Faculty (Full-time), Art History and Art Appreciation
2014 - PRESENT
Taught full course load (5/5) of Art Appreciation, Art History 1, and Art History 2, both in traditional and online formats. Developed departmental CORE assignments to better allow gathering of and alignment with college-wide assessment. Served as lead faculty on art lecture courses, entailing interviewing, hiring, supervising, and training contingent faculty, and developing and coordinating semester teaching schedules. Served as faculty liaison for new student organization, Art History Alliance.
El Centro College, Dallas, TX — Faculty (Full-Time), Art History and Art Appreciation
Taught full course load (5/5) of Art Appreciation, Art History 1, and Art History 2, both in traditional and online formats. Served as faculty liaison for student organization, Visual Arts Club. Worked with colleagues on CORE objectives and assignments. Developed Open Education Resources (OER) versions of Art History 1 and Art History 2.
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX — Manager of Docent and Teacher Programs
Managed and supervised a docent corp of eighty active (125 total) volunteer gallery educators, including developing a weekly training schedule and guides for docents on various tours and teaching K-12 age students and visitors. Maintained a separate budget line for all docent and teacher programming. Wrote blog posts for the DMA’s Educator’s blog, and maintained the “Teacher” section of the museum website.
Various Locations (See Below), Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex — Adjunct Faculty, Art History and Art Appreciation
Taught and developed online courses, hybrid courses, and traditional in-person courses for the following institutions: University of North Texas, Eastfield College, Brookhaven College, Tarrant County College (Northwest Campus). Developed, researched, designed, and taught a wide range of courses ranging from introductory Art Appreciation and Art History Surveys to advanced classes on Postmodernism, Art History Methodologies, and specialized upper-level courses on Surrealism and the history of comics.
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX — Manager of Public Programs
Developed and coordinated adult programming, including lectures related to special exhibitions and the permanent collection. I also coordinated, managed, and promoted the ICONS lecture series, the Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology, weekly Gallery Talks, performances, literary readings, sketching classes, two book clubs, and assisted with developing and leading programming during the monthly Late Night events.
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX — Education Coordinator
Developed a foundational group tour program and scheduling system for organizing and maintaining docent-guided and self-guided tours. Served as docent liaison for establishing schedules and tour guidelines. Trained docents on new exhibitions and the permanent collections. Conducted and coordinated school and public programming, and provided tours for a wide range of groups and ages.
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX — Conservation & Education Internship
Assisted the Conservator in preparing, maintaining, and conserving sculptures for the inaugural exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Aided the Conservator in maintaining photographic records and object reports. Conducted a research project for the Curator of Public and Scholarly Programs on methods art institutions employ to engage blind audiences.
On Evolution and Human Touch — Essay
Exhibition catalog, Tong-In Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2018
Surrealism: An Introduction — Smarthistory
September 9, 2016: http://smarthistory.org/surrealism-intro
Of Golden Axes and Tulips: Some Thoughts on Teaching Iconography in the Galleries — DMA Canvas
Surreal Play: Group Exploration with Surrealist Games — DMA Canvas
Meret Oppenheim’s Object (Fur-covered cup, saucer, and spoon) — Smarthistory
April 10, 2014: https://smarthistory.org/meret-oppenheim-object-fur-covered-cup-saucer-and-spoon
Rineke Dijkstra's Odessa, Ukraine, August 4, 1993 — Smarthistory
Man Ray’s The Gift — Smarthistory
June 27, 2011: https://smarthistory.org/man-ray-the-gift
Review: Lee Miller: Portraits and Lee Miller: Portraits From a Life by Richard Calvocoressi and “Between You and Me: Man Ray’s Object to Be Destroyed” by Janine Mileaf — The Historians of British Art Newsletter
Occupying Hitler’s Bathtub: Linking Space and Ritual to the Holocaust and Propaganda — Modernity
Volume 2 (2000): www.eiu.edu/~modernity/modernity.html
RESEARCH AREAS & INTERESTS
Feminism within Surrealism
History and artistic culture of comics and cartoons
Open Educational Resources
COURSES DEVELOPED & TAUGHT
Art Appreciation (In-Person, Online)
Art History 1 (In-Person, Online)
Art History 2 (In-Person, Online)
Methodologies of Art History (for Undergraduates)
The Surrealist Experience
Comics as Culture,
Caricature Versus Comics
PUBLIC LECTURES (SELECTION)
EXHIBITIONS (AS ARTIST)
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