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EDUCATION

 

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

MFA in Studio Art, Concentration in Time-Based Art, August 2018-May 2021

 

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Post-Baccalaureate STEAM Coursework, 42 Credits, GPA: 3.786, May 2015-May 2018

 

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Ph.D., Art History, 4.0, May 2009

Dissertation: “Plantae, Animalia, Fungi: Transformations of Natural History in Contemporary American Art”

 

Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

M.A. American Studies, 3.84, December 2002

Thesis: “The Collection of Designs in Glass by Twenty-Seven Contemporary Artists: On the Convergence of Fine Arts and Corporate Craftsmanship”

 

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

B.A. Archaeology and Anthropology, June 1997, 3.258, cum laude

 

The American University of Paris, Paris, France

Studies in Art History, Architecture, and French, Fall 1995

Hempfield High School, Landisville, PA

With Honors, June 1993

POSTDOCTORAL AWARDS, HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS

ARSC Faculty Travel Award

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2014-2015

ARSC Faculty Travel Award

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2013-2014

 

Expanded Summer Research Program

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2013

ARSC Faculty Travel Award

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2011-2012

 

Robert C. and Sandra Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2011

 

ARSC Faculty Travel Award

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2010-2011

 

Faculty Research Grant

College of Arts and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2009-2010

 

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute for University and College Teachers

“Nature and History at the Nation’s Edge: Field Institute in Environmental and Borderlands History,” University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, with a 15-day

field study through the deserts & historical lands of Arizona, New Mexico, and Sonora, Mexico, June 14-July 11, 2009

 

 

PREDOCTORAL AWARDS, HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS

 

Douglass Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, January 2-March 31, 2008 (residency extended through May 2, 2008)

 

Alumni Association Dissertation Award

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Spring 2008

Creative Achievement Award                                                     

College of Arts and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Spring 2008

Dissertation Fellowship

Department of Art History, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Fall 2007

Annette K. Baxter Student Convention Travel Grant                                       

American Studies Association, October 2007

Graduate Student Summer Residence                                                                       

Institute for the Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Architecture and College of Liberal Arts,

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Summer 2007

 

The Susan W. and Thomas A. Schwartz Endowed Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Art History

Department of Art History, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2006-2007

 

Gulnar Bosch Travel Award                                                                       

Southeastern College Art Conference, October 2006

James G. Leyburn Scholarship in Anthropology

Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, Summer 1995

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

(forthcoming) “Dan Flavin: Untitlted (for Janie Lee) one (1971),” Museum Catalogue Entry, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH.

 

(forthcoming) “Jessica Stockholder: Madonna and Child (1988),” Museum Catalogue Entry, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH.

 

(forthcoming) “Maya Lin: Topographic Landscape (1997),” Museum Catalogue Entry, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH.

 

(forthcoming) “Mel Chin: Spirit (1994),” Museum Catalogue Entry, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

 

Contributor, Seaton, Elizabeth G., Gail Windisch, and Jane Myers, “Art of Every Possible Service: Associated American Artists and Corporate Commissions During the War Decade,” Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934-2000 (New Haven: Yale University Press): 121-24, 130-139.

 

“Cy Twombly and the Art of Hunting Mushrooms,” American Art 28, No. 2 (Summer 2014): 50-69.

 

“OFF-SPRING: New Generations—An Uncanny Guide to Living, Loving, and Learning in the 21st Century” (review of OFF-SPRING: New Generations, 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Bentonville, AR, February-August 2014) Number: Inc., An Independent Arts Journal No. 79 (Summer 2014): 14-15.

 

“African American History Month…Representing the ‘Strange Fruit’” (review of Employing Voice, Embracing Agency: Celebrating Contemporary African American Artists, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, January 14-February 28, 2013) Number: Inc. An Independent Arts Journal No. 75 (Summer 2013): 14-15.

                            

“Taxidermy as Knowledge,” Book Review of Rachel Poliquin, The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012) Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies 4, No. 2 (Spring 2013).

 

“Kara Walker: A Warm Summer Evening in 1863 (2008),” in Celebrating the American Spirit: Masterworks from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Manchester, VT: Hudson Hills Press, 2011), 302-303.

“Jim Hodges: When We Stay (1997),” in Celebrating the American Spirit: Masterworks from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Manchester, VT: Hudson Hills Press, 2011), 304-305.

 

Curator and catalogue editor, Mark Dion: Process and Inquiry, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, October-November 2011.

 

“A Contemporary Scala Natura, or ‘No More Questions for White Walls,’” in Mark Dion: Process and Inquiry (Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, 2011).

 

“Cy Twombly’s Natural History Part I Mushrooms,” Shenandoah (The Washington and Lee University Review) 57, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 25-33.

 

“‘All Safe!’: Early Passenger Elevators and the Experience of the Vertical Ride,” Montage (a peer-reviewed on-line journal produced annually by graduate students in art history from across the country and compiled by members of The University of Iowa Graduate Art History Society), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, (March 2007): http://www.uiowa.edu/~montage/issues/2006/articles.shtml.

 

 

TALKS

 

“‘Unauthorized Entry Prohibited’…Thoughts on Hummingbirds and Shadows,” Art Amiss, Fenix Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR, June 28, 2018.

 

“BEAR JAM,” Café Lecture in conjunction with an exhibition on Gina Phillips, 21C Museum Hotel, Bentonville, AR, October 23, 2015.

 

Moderator, “Science in Artistic Form: Panel Discussion with Dornith Doherty, Flora Mace, Monica Aissa Martinez, Isabella Kirkland, Susan Goethel Campbell,” State of the Art Symposium, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, November 14, 2014.

 

Panelist, Viewing ART21, Season 7, “Legacy: Wolfgang Laib, Tania Bruguera, and Abraham Cruzvillegas,” sUgAR gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, October 16, 2014.

 

“‘Unauthorized Entry Prohibited’…‘Floating Fast’ with Fred Tomaselli’s Hummingbird,” presentation at The Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts annual meeting, Dallas, TX, October 9-12, 2014.

 

3-Part Seminar, “Transformations of Natural History in Contemporary American Art,” Introduction to Art Series, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, June 4, 11, 18, 2014.

 

“Representing Nature at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,” Private Talk to a group touring the region from Canton, OH, led by Joy Timken, Inn at Carnall Hall, Fayetteville, AR, May 7, 2014.

 

“‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!’: Mark Dion’s DENizen,” in the session Representing Nature in the “Age of Ecology,” American Society for Environmental History annual conference, San Francisco, CA, March 13, 2014.

 

“A Cultural History of Art and Nature on the Road to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,” Private Talk to the Partners Board of the University of Arizona Art Museum, Inn at Carnall Hall, Fayetteville, AR, May 15, 2013.

 

“Views on Nick Cave’s Soundsuit,” Art Talk in honor of Black History Month, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, February 28, 2013.

 

“The Marvelous Menagerie of Mark Dion,” Mark Dion and Erling Kagge: A Seminar on Explorers and Art, sponsored by the Norwegian Consulate and the American-Scandinavian Foundation on the occasion of Mark Dion’s artwork DEN (2012) for the National Tourist Routes in Norway, The Explorers Club, New York, NY, November 14, 2012.

 

“A Visionary Natural History: Contemporary American Art for a Post-Darwinian (R)Evolution,” in the session Nonhumans and Contemporary Art, The Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts annual meeting, Milwaukee, WI, September 27-30, 2012.

 

Session Chair, Arts and/in Technologies, The Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts annual meeting, Milwaukee, WI, September 27-30, 2012.

 

“Art and Nature, Art in Nature, and Nature in Art: On the Road to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,” Private Talk to the New Mexico Chapter of the National Women’s Museum, Inn at Carnall Hall, Fayetteville, AR, May 15, 2012.

 

“Two American Artists: Janet Sobel and Joan Mitchell,” Spotlight Talk in honor of Women’s History Month given with University of Arkansas Professor of Political Science Janine Parry, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, March 26, 2012.

 

“The Art Department at the U of A and the Impact of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,” Education Committee, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Fayetteville, AR, November 7, 2011.

“Audubon on Acid: Walton Ford’s Taxonomical Transgressions and the “Nature” of Art Museums,” in the session Animal Ethics and Representation III: Captive Animals in Postmodern Art, The Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN, October 28-31, 2010.

 

“How Can You Have Any Poetry if You Don’t Know Your Mushrooms? Lessons from Cy Twombly and John Cage,” Center for Environmental Studies, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, February 23, 2010.

 

“Cy Twombly, John Cage, and the Art of Hunting Mushrooms,” in the session The Rules of the Game: Perspectives on Hunting, The Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 5-8, 2009.

 

Chair, “Visiting Artist Talk: Mark Dion,” Finding Animals: Toward a Comparative History and Theory of Animals, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 30, 2009.

 

“‘Floating Fast like a Hummingbird,’” Finding Animals: Toward a Comparative History and Theory of Animals, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 30, 2009.

 

“‘Floating Fast like a Hummingbird,’” in the session Wunderkammer: Information as Art/Art as Information, College Art Association annual conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2009.

 

“Robert Smithson, Mark Dion, Dump Truck Dinosaurs and Mice Men: A Consideration of Transmutation and Life,” in the session The Reiterative Artist, The Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts annual meeting, Charlotte, NC, November 14, 2008.

 

“Cy Twombly, John Cage and the Art of Contemplating Mushrooms,” Department of Science, Technology & Society, Colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 18, 2008.

 

“The Cabinet Reconsidered: Fred Tomaselli, Aby Warburg, Evolutionary Trees and Hummingbirds,” Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, College of Arts and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 14, 2008.

 

“Museum Moths, Mice Men and Other Morphological Musings of Mark Dion,” School of Human Sciences and Humanities, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX, April 10, 2008.

 

“‘Floating Fast’ with Fred Tomaselli’s Hummingbird,” Smithsonian American Art Museum, lunchbag lecture series, Washington, D.C., February 14, 2008.

 

“Hummingbird Don’t Fly Away,” Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture, organized by the Department of Art History at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, November 15, 2007.

 

Co-organizer, “Alkaloids and Acrylic: Entheogens in the Paintings of Fred Tomaselli,” in the session Subversion and Transcendence: Psychedelic Use in American Psychology, the Visual Arts and Religious Practice, American Studies Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 12, 2007.

 

“Plantae, Animalia, Fungi: Transformations of Natural History in Contemporary American Art,” Sixth Annual Graduate Student Summer Residency Program Roundtable, The Institute for Arts and Humanities, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, September 17, 2007.

 

“Cy Twombly: Natural History Part I, Mushrooms,” Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture, organized by the Department of Art History at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, November 3, 2006.

 

“Datura, Psilocybin, and Opium Poppies: Psychotropics in the Art of Fred Tomaselli and Roxy Paine,” in the session Madness and Creativity, joint annual meeting of the Southeastern College Art Conference and the Mid-America College Art Association, Nashville, TN, October 28, 2006.

 

“Mushrooms in the Art of Cy Twombly and Roxy Paine,” Mid-Atlantic States Mycology Conference, organized by the Department of Plant Pathology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, May 6, 2006.

 

“Walton Ford’s India,” graduate symposium on “Postcolonialism and After,” organized by the School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, April 14, 2006.

 

“Cy Twombly’s Mushrooms,” graduate student symposium on “Natural Selections: Art and Exchange with the Natural World,” jointly organized by The Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, March 31-April 1, 2006.

 

“All Safe!”: Early Passenger Elevators and the Experience of the Vertical Ride,” graduate symposium on “Elements of Architecture: History, Theory, and Criticism,” organized by The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, March 24-25, 2006.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

(Group) The Dirty Dozen (First-Year Graduate Student Exhibition), UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN, August 29-September 1, 2018 ["Concrete/Asphalt Platter with Cigarette," "Untitled" (Encaustic), and "A Partial Archive of Steel Slag"].

 

(Group) The Scout Guide Volume 2 Launch Party, Sculpture Gallery, School of Art, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, May 10, 2008 ["Wall Drawing 2" and "Oh, simple thing"].

 

(Group) Extended Expanded, Walker-Stone House, Fayetteville, AR, April 19, 2018 ["The Library"].

 

(Individual) Afterlife, Local Color Studio Gallery, Fayetteville, AR, February 4-16, 2018.

(1 of 4 Performances) “Especially Cabbages,” For Pierre Bourdieu (What to make of the gold ones?), Inverse Performance Art Festival, Fenix Fayetteville, Last Night Fayetteville 2017, Fayetteville, AR, December 31, 2017.

 

(Individual) 7000 Obelisks, a 7,000-minute installation and performance, Sculpture Gallery, School of Art, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, October 22-October 27, 2017.

 

(Individual) Tougher, a 45-hour installation and performance, Lalaland Gallery, Fayetteville, AR, 9:00am October 7-6:00am October 9 [Columbus Day], 2017.

 

(Group) Annual Open Studio Exhibition, Ceramics, Department of Art and Art History, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, May 6, 2017. ["Broken Column (Hobby Lobby)"].

 

(Group) Annual Open Studio Exhibition, Ceramics, Department of Art and Art History, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, December 10, 2016. ["Tromper Tower, or “RTDD” (Read the Damn Documents").

 

 

TEACHING

 

Assistant Professor (tenure-track, resigned April 2015 on good terms)

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Department of Art, August 2010-May 2016

  • Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European Art, Spring 2016, Fall 2013 (400- and 600-level)

  • Making the American West, May Intersession 2016, August Intersession 2015, May Intersession 2013 (400-level)

  • Ecological Emergences in American Art and Architecture, Spring 2013 (400- and 600-level; offered as one of the University’s Sustainability courses)

  • Critical Theory, Fall 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2012 (400- and 600-level)

  • Survey I, Fall 2012, Fall 2011 (100-level)

  • Contemporary Art, Spring 2016, Fall, 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010 (400-level)

  • Nineteenth-Century European Art, Spring 2011 (400-level)

  • Survey II, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2011 (100-level)

  • Independent Study, TBD, Natalie Brown, Spring 2016.

  • Independent Study, Contemporary Art, Lydia Clark and Joann Sarquist, Spring 2012

 

Visiting Assistant Professor

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Department of Art History, 2009-2010

  • First-Year Seminar in the History of Art (100-level),

Theme: “Ecological Emergences in American Art and Architecture,” Spring 2010

  • American Art (300-level), Spring 2010

  • First-Year Seminar in the History of Art (100-level),

Theme: “Making the American West,” Fall 2009

  • Introduction to Art (100-level), Fall 2009

  • Independent Study (400-level, 4 credits), Fall 2009, with Amanda Rodichok, an undergraduate student, on The Hairy Who

 

Visiting Instructor

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Departments of Art History and Science, Technology and Society, 2008-2009

  • Wilderness, Technology, and Society (100-level, Course Cross-Listed in Science, Technology and Society and Sociology), Spring 2009

  • Undergraduate Seminar in the History of Art (300-level, Writing-Intensive Course),

Theme: “Rewriting American Land(scapes),” Spring 2009

(offered this course to Montana Rozmus, an undergraduate student, as an honors option)

  • Independent Study (400-level, 3 credits), Spring 2009 with Vanessa Sequeira, an undergraduate student, on American Art and José Clemente Orozco

  • American Art (300-level), Fall 2008

  • Introduction to Art (100-level), Fall 2008

(offered this course to Tristan Cleveland, an undergraduate student, as an honors option)

  • Independent Study (400-level, 3 credits), Fall 2008, with Timothy Scott Thompson, an undergraduate student, on his summer 2008 internship at the Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg PA and his related work on the artist Charles Morris Young

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Department of Art and Art History, Spring 2007

  • Special Studies in Modern Art (300-level seminar)

Theme: “It’s Not Easy Being Green (or is it?): Ecological Emergences in American Art and Architecture since Asphalt Rundown”

  • Introduction to Visual Culture (200-level, Writing Intensive Course)

  • World Art III: 18th Century to Present (100-level)

 

Instructor

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Department of Art History, Summer 2006

  • Survey of Western Art II: Renaissance to the Modern Era (100-level)

 

Teaching Assistant

Department of Art History, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2006

ACADEMIC SERVICE

 

Woodshop Monitor, August 2017-April 2018.

 

Faculty and Student Awards Committee, March-May 2016.

 

Faculty and Student Research Grants and Awards, August 2015-May 2016.

 

Gallery Exhibitions and Visiting Artists Committee, August 2014-May 2016.

 

Admissions Representative, Department of Art Tours, January 2013-May 2016.

 

Faculty Advisor, Association of Graduate Students in Art, 2012-May 2016.

 

Invited Critic, MFA Program, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, July 7, 2015.

 

Scholarship Review Committee, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2014-2015.

Member, Lawrence Weschler Advisory Committee, August-March 2014.

 

Fellowship Interview Panelist, Honors College, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2012-2014.

 

Manuscript Reviewer, American Art, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, October-December 2014.

 

Presenter, Brown-Bag Session, “Grant Writing Tips,” Department of Art, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, November 18, 2014.

 

Grant Reviewer, Study Abroad Applications, Honors College, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Sept.-Oct. 2014.

 

Member, Gallery Director Search Committee, Fine Arts Center Gallery, 2013-2014.

 

Member, Student Relations Committee of the Campus Council, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2013-2014 (was to be a three-year appointment, but committee dissolved).

 

Manuscript Reviewer, Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April-May 2013.

 

MFA Co-Coordinator, 2011-December 2012.

 

Member, Faculty Search Committee, Painting, 2011-2012.

 

Member, Faculty Search Committee, Latin American Art History, 2011-2012.

 

Advisor, Advising Fair, Department of Art, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, March 28, 2012.

 

Juror, Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium & Career Networking Event, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, February 10, 2012.

 

Juror, 35th Annual Adult Competition Exhibit at the Center for Art and Education, Van Buren, AR, September 6, 2011. I also wrote a juror statement for this exhibition.

 

Juror, 8th Annual Downtown Bentonville ArtsFest, June 10, 2011.

 

Contact (with Kristin Musgnug) for Peace Corp Master’s International Program, a cooperative between the Peace Corps and The University of Arkansas, 2010-present.

 

Member, University of Arkansas-Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Committee, 2010-2011.

 

Member, McIlroy Visiting Professorship Committee, 2010-2011.

 

Member, MFA Critique Task Force, January 2011.

Member, LGBT Support Network, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, July 2009-June 2010.

 

Art History Minor Advisor, Department of Art History, College of Arts and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2009-2010.

 

Member, Recruitment Committee, College of Arts and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2008-2010.

 

Juror, 2010 Undergraduate Exhibition, Health and Life Sciences category, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 7, 2010.

 

Roundtable Workshop on Minor in Sustainability Leadership, organized by the Penn State Center for Sustainability, December 4, 2009.

 

Juror, 2009 Undergraduate Exhibition, Health and Life Sciences category, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 8, 2009.

 

STUDENT COMMITTEES

 

Jonathan Cromer, MFA (Sculpture), Thesis: “Void Loop ( ) {,” graduated spring 2016.

 

Aimee Odum, MFA (Ceramics), Thesis: “In Rift,” graduated spring 2016.

 

Kat Wilson, MFA (Photography), Thesis: “Portrayal,” graduated spring 2016.

 

Bryanna Jaramillo, MFA (Ceramics), Thesis: “What’s Left Over,” graduated spring 2015.

 

Cambry Lace Pierce, MFA (Ceramics), Thesis: “The Life You’ve Seen: The Search for Feminine Identity Ruined My Life,” graduated spring 2014.

 

Nichole Howard, MFA (Ceramics), Thesis: “Cycle,” graduated spring 2013.

 

Patrick Templeton, BArch (Honors), Thesis: “Defining Maximalism, Understanding Minimalism,” graduated spring 2013.

 

John Orr, MFA (Painting), Thesis: “Marais des Cygnes,” graduated spring 2012.

 

Glenna Worrell, MFA (Ceramics), Thesis: “Dessert,” graduated spring 2012.

 

Hisae Yale, MFA (Sculpture), Thesis: “Hiroshima,” graduated spring 2011.

TRAINING and WORKSHOPS
 

Phlebotomy Technician Program,

Petra Allied Health, Inc., Springdale, AR, Dec. 8, 2015-Feb. 4, 2016

National Certification Exam, American Allied Health, Pass (90%), February 4, 2016

Clinicals, Hometown Healthcare, Elkins, AR, Completed February 11, 12, 18, 2016

Certified Phlebotomy Technician, American Allied Health, Granted Feb. 26, 2016

Tier III Washington Regional Hospice Volunteer Training

Willard Walker Hospice House, Fayetteville, AR, November 10, 17 and December 1, 8, 15, 2015, and January 29, 2016

 

Tiers I and II Washington Regional Hospice Volunteer Training

Willard Walker Hospice House, Fayetteville, AR, November 7, 2015

 

Educating for Sustainability

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, the Schreyer Honors College, the Center for Sustainability at Penn State and the Rock Ethics Institute,

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, October 5-6, 2009

 

Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum

The Center for Excellence in Writing and the Human Resource Development Center, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, August 15, 2008

 

The Action is in the Argument: Teaching Argument in Academic Writing

The Writing Center and Writing Program, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, January 12, 2007.

 

 

PRESS

 

Coy, Sumner, “KUAF Arts Beat: ‘I’m in the unique position of bulldozing myself,’” KUAF 20 Feb. 2019, http://www.kuaf.com/post/kuaf-arts-beat-im-unique-position-bulldozing-myself#stream/0.

Donnelly, Cat, and Darinda Sharp, “Taking the Classroom from the Dark to the Park,” Arkansas Newswire 29 May 2013, http://newswire.uark.edu/articles/21318/taking-the-classroom-from-the-dark-to-the-park.

Leja, Michael, Museum Review, “Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Ark.” 94, No. 4 The Art Bulletin (December 2012): 652-655.

 

Leyenberger, Kyle, “Museum Celebrates Female Artists,” www.nwahomepage.com (26 March 2012), article in print and television broadcast on KNWA, NBC News Affiliate for Northwest Arkansas.

 

Branam, Chris, “UA Moves to Expand Public Art: NYC’s Mark Dion Commissioned to Create Work for Campus,” Northwest Arkansas Times (28 Sept. 2011).

 

Dungan, Tracie, “‘Surprises’ at Museum Have Art World Excited: Numerous Treasures Await at Crystal Bridges,” Northwest Arkansas Times (28 Aug. 2011); reprinted as “Announced Art Piques Curiosity in Untold Works” (5 Nov. 2011).

           

Dungan, Tracie, “Museum Adds Facets: Crystal Bridges Commended for its Newest Art,” Arkansas Democrat Gazette (Little Rock), Northwest Arkansas Section (26 Dec. 2010): 17

 

 

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

 

Graduate Assistant

Department of Art History, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2003-2005

Exhibits Coordinator

University Libraries, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Spring 2003

 

Loan Coordinator

Office of Student Aid, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, June 2002-Jan 2003

 

Account Manager

TriStarr Staffing, Lancaster, PA, November 2000-February 2002

 

Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, July 1999-September 2000

 

Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, September 1998-June 1999

 

Admissions Representative

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA, August 1997-September 1998

 

Food Service Worker

Washington and Lee University, Lexington Virginia

Co-op, September 1993-June 1997

Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall, September 1994-June 1995

 

Receptionist

Childcraft Education Corporation, Lancaster, PA, Summer 1996

 

Night-Shift Hostess

Denny’s, Lancaster, PA, Summer 1994

 

Sales Associate

Wilsons Suede and Leather, Lancaster, PA, November 1992-August 1993

 

Night-Shift Packer

Dart Container, Leola, PA, June-August 1993

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Habitat for Humanity

Spring Fest 5K Volunteer, April 2015

 

Ozark Valley Triathlon

Safety Kayaker, June 2014

 

Joe Martin Stage Race

Driver’s Assistant, May 2014

Wheelman and Curb Attendant, May 2012

 

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation, Fayetteville, AR

Coach, Fall 2010, U7

 

Washington Elementary School, Fayetteville, AR

Parent Volunteer 2010-2015

 

Centre Soccer Association, State College, PA

Coach, Fall 2009, U6

Team Parent, Spring 2009, U5

Coach, Fall 2008, U5

 

Bennett Family Center, University Park, PA

Room Parent and Volunteer, 2005-2007

 

The Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon, Lancaster, PA

Tutor of English as a Second Language, 2001

 

Shaarai Shomayim, Lancaster, PA

Patient Visitor, Hospitals and Nursing Homes

 

Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Exhibition Preparator, Catalog Essayist and Volunteer, 1997-1999

 

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Emergency Room Volunteer, 1998

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lexington, VA

Tutor and Big Sister, 1995-1997

 

St. Joseph’s Hospital (formerly), Lancaster, PA

Emergency Room Volunteer, 1991-1993

 

Hempfield High School, Landisville, PA

Student Athletic Trainer, 1991-1993