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abbreviated cv, summer 2017:


Master of Graphic Design, 2009 (terminal degree, nasad accredited)
North Carolina State University (ncsu) | College of Design
Thesis: Teen Independent Learning Online: Visual Literacy Tools for Assessing Credibility

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with honors, 2003
University of Illinois at Chicago (uic)


Assistant Professor of Art (tenure track), Graphic Design
University of Arkansas, August 2014 to current

Assistant Professor (tenure track), Graphic Design
Kansas City Art Institute, August 2010 to May 2014

Assistant Professor (tenure track), Visual Communication Design
Kent State University, August 2009 to May 2010


AIGA National Conference. Minneapolis, MN, Fall 2017 [upcoming]
Organizer of Panel: The Civically Engaged Designer of 2025. Other panel participants: Tyler Galloway, Kansas City Art Institute, Will Staley, Thrive

Frontier, AIGA National Educator’s Conference. Bozeman, MT, Fall 2016
Presenter of break-out session event, Woman seeking woman. Man Seeking Woman. Collaborator Seeking Collaborator. An Exploration Into Collaborative Speed Dating. Event proposed and executed collaboratively with Rebecca Tegtmeyer of Michigan State University.

Nuts & Bolts, AIGA National Educator’s Conference. Bowling Green, OH, June 2016
Facilitator of workshop regarding Collaboration and design education. Developed and facilitated collaboratively with Rebecca Tegtmeyer, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Michigan State University.

Creative Pedagogies Across Disciplines, GLAD (Groups for Learning in Art & Design). Birmingham, England, Feb 2016. Presenter of research project, Collab: Design Ed, developed collaboratively with Rebecca Tegtmeyer, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Michigan State University.

IMF, The International Motion Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2015. Presentation of paper and case studies, Humanizing Interactivity Through Storytelling, developed collaboratively with Tyler Galloway, Associate Professor, Visual Communication, University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning.

Colouring Outside The Lines: Teaching for the Future to Meet the Changing Needs of Industry, RGD’s (Association of Registered Graphic Designers) Design Educators Canadian National Conference. November 2014. Presenter of collaborative paper and case studies with Rebecca Tegtmeyer, Exploring New Modes of Low Stakes Collaboration for Faculty and Students.

Connecting Dots, AIGA National Educator’s Conference. March 2014
Presenter of collaborative paper with Rebecca Tegtmeyer, Balancing the Practical and the Possible When Teaching Interaction Design.

Head, Heart, Hand, AIGA National Conference. Oct 2013
Collaborative Pecha Kucha with Rebecca Tegtmeyer: Design Educator + Mom = ?


AIGA National Design Educators Steering Committee, Fall 2015 to current

AIGA NWA Advisory Board

BFA Graphic Design Advisor and Coordinator, University of Arkansas, Art Department, Fall 2014 to current


Mother’s Day: Design Educators EditionAIGA Design Educators Community, May, 2017. Web

Opposites Attract: Motherhood and The Tenure Track.  AIGA Design Educators Community, Dec, 2015. Web.

“Failure: It’s Not That Bad.” Failing Forward: an experiment in critical design, focusing on the concept of failure as a starting point for success. Ed. Maia Wright. MFA Communication Design Program, Texas State University, January 2014. Print.

Two typography projects included in Type Rules! The Designer’s Guide to Professional Typography, 3rd edition, by Ilene Strizver. Spring 2013

Contributor, Parse, a project of HOW Design
August 2010 to 2012
Invited to write articles, and design supportive images, for the online magazine.


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