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Academic Work Experience 

2005-Present, Professor of Art, Modesto Junior College, CA

Courses taught:


Computer Graphics, 

Art Appreciation, 

Gallery Operation and Management, 


Oil Painting & Acrylic Painting 

Mixed Media 

Color & Design 


2005-2011, Director of the Art Gallery, Modesto Junior College, CA


Curation and management of the art gallery exhibits

Serving on Celebration of the Humanities Committee

Serving on Program Review Committee

Chair of Gallery Advisory Committee

Coordinator for the Art Department Independent Study Courses


2001–2002 Adjunct Faculty, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA


2000–2001 Adjunct Faculty, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA


1998–2000 Visiting Artist, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

Courses taught:

Life Drawing 

Figurative Painting 

Beginning Painting 

Beginning Drawing 

Teens Mixed Media 

Children’s Mixed Media 


Other Responsibilities:

Design and coordination of workshops with various community groups


1998–2000 Adjunct Faculty, Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA

Courses taught:

Life Drawing 

Beginning Painting

Beginning Drawing

Basic Design


Fall 1996 Visiting Lecturer, University of Arizona, Tucson

Courses taught:

Beginning Figure Drawing 

Advanced and Graduate Figure Drawing 

Advance and Graduate Combining Media 


1994-1995 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Arizona, Tucson

Courses taught:

Color and Design

Beginning Drawing 

Beginning painting 


1994 Internship in Painting with Professor Robert Colescott 

1995 Internship in Painting with Professor Harmony Hammond


Collaborative Community Art Projects


Beyond the Mask; Workshop in Collaboration with Deborah Barr, Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall, Modesto, CA



Songs of Freedom; a Collaborative Mural Project with Inner-city Youth, Willkie House, Des Moines, IA

Edmundʼs Academy of Fine Artsʼ Family Art Workshop, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA



My Story; a Narrative Book Art Workshop, Clarinda State Mental Health Institute, Clarinda, IA

Tucking You In; a Collaborative Quilt Art Project, Edmundʼs Academy of Fine Arts, Des Moines, IA

Identity Project and Workshop, Orchard Place-Des Moines Childrenʼs Home, Des Moines, IA



Recycled: A Book Art Workshop, Meredith Middle School, Des Moines, IA

Other Creative Work Experience

2003– 2005 Director, Gallery Subversive, Cedar Rapids, IA

2000– 2005 Creative Consultant, True Identity Design Studio, Cedar Rapids, IA

1996 Co-producer, director, screenwriter, coeditor, Random Acts Of Man, (thirty-minute narrative video), Tucson, AZ 

1996 Co-producer, director, screenwriter, coeditor, To Be Disposed of (seven-minute narrative video), Tucson, AZ  

1992 Costume designer, Lakota Vision, a merging of Lakota tribal stories with modern dance, Public Television, Vermillion, SD

1989 Costume designer, The Princes Who Would Not Marry, Group Theatre, Rapid City, SD

1989 Costume designer, Axe Axe Axe, Group Theatre, Rapid City. SD

1988 Costume Designer, Modern Dance Performance, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

1988 Costume designer, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, Anatolian Players, Ankara, Turkey


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