Teaching Experience

Other Professional Experience

Teaching Experience

Professorial Lecturer in Art History
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

  • ARTH101/102 Introduction to Art History
  • ARTH140 Modern Art
  • ARTH255 Contemporary Art since 1960


Professorial Lecturer in Art History
George Washington University/
Center for the Study of Modern Art, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

  • AH256 The Performative Impulse in American Art (Graduate Seminar)


Visiting Lecturer in Art History
Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia

  • ART160 Art Appreciation
  • ART448 Integrated Arts


Assistant Professor of Art History
University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC

  • Director of Art History program
  • Introduction to Art History (prehistory-present)
  • Modern Art (1850-1930; 1850-present)
  • Modern Art and Modernism (1900-1945)
  • Contemporary Art (Art since 1945; Art since 1960)
  • Issues of Gender in Postmodern Art
  • Art of the 21st century (Upper level seminar)
  • The History of Body and Performance Art (Upper level seminar)
  • Theories and Methods of Art History (Upper level majors seminar)
  • Arts and Ideas (Interdisciplinary arts course)
  • The Arts at Black Mountain College (interdisciplinary arts course)
  • Firing the Canon: What makes great art so great? (Freshman colloquium)
  • Making and Meaning: Craft Arts in Practice, Experience and Theory (Interdisciplinary Learning Community)
  • Supervised Independent Studies/Undergraduate Research Projects (see cv for project titles)
  • Awarded 2005 Distinguished Teaching Award for Untenured Faculty

2001- 2002
Assistant Lecturer
Myers School of Art, University of AkronAkron, Ohio

  • Visual Arts Awareness

Graduate Teaching Assistant 
Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art

  • Introduction to Art History
  • Awarded 1996 Graduate Dean’s Instructional Excellence Award

Other Professional Experience

Independent Art Historian and Educator
Washington, DC

  • Produce scholarly research, presentations, and publications in areas of expertise
  • Provide freelance writing and editing services on topics in arts and humanities
  • Provide expert content and review of curricular materials
  • Develop assessment-based digital resources in arts and humanities
  • Clients include Pearson-Prentice Hall Higher Education Division; smarthistory.org (Khan Academy); Saylor Foundation


Glenstone , Potomac, MD
August 2012-present

  • Lead conversational-based tours of contemporary art exhibitions
  • Provide information about institutional mission and permanent collection
  • Facilitate and encourage dialogue among visitors


Director of Education
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, (MOCA Cleveland)

  • Served on institutional management team through strategic planning and branding development
  • Lead responsibility for all educational and public programs
  • Established the Center’s school program including development of community and educator advisory councils, production of curricular resources, supervision and training of docents, and tour programs.
  • Developed exhibition interpretation materials and family programming in consult with curatorial deparment
  • Co-curated a year-long artist residency and exhibition of new media art installations by area teens
  • Coordinated fundraising, program evaluation, and marketing with other departments


Associate Educator
Akron Art Museum
1997 – 1999

  • Lead responsibility for all adult and school (K-University) programs
  • Worked in combined education/curatorial department to develop exhibition layout and interpretation
  • Trained docents, coordinated tours, developed curricular materials, teacher workshops and organized community outreach programming
  • Developed annual interactive children’s exhibition in museum’s education galleries
  • Developed adult educational programs including lectures, gallery talks, and special presentations

Instructor, Education Department
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
1996 – 1997                                       

  • Provided gallery tours for K-12 students and general public
  • Provided teacher workshops and curricular materials for Teachers’ Resource Center


Curatorial Research Assistant, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH                    

1995 – 1996

  • Conducted research on collections, exhibitions, and accessions
  • Developed informational gallery guides for special exhibitions
  • Drafted gallery didactics for reinstallation of contemporary collection



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