I've been teaching, as a primary vocation, since 2004. Prior to that teaching was a hobby of mine.
Presently I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Visual Arts at Penn State University, a position I've held since 2011. Prior to arriving at Penn State I taught at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and at SMU Meadows School of the Arts. I occasionally teach workshops ranging from a couple of days to a couple of weeks at Art Centers, Craft Schools, or other venues possessing an atmosphere less like a classroom and more like a workshop or studio or lab.
I'm thrilled to have the opportunity at Penn State to teach a wide range of classes. I teach in the areas of Sculpture, Ceramics, New Media, Foundation Studies, and more recently in the General Education curriculum working collaboratively with faculty from Engineering, Architecture, Art Education, and Art to develop an "inter-domain" course focused on "making" as experienced in multiple disciplines.
It is a personal goal of mine to develop as many new courses as I can and to teach as many different existing courses as possible.Some of the courses I have taught recently include:
- 3D Printing for Artists and Designers
- Making for the Masses: From Craftsman to Manufacturing
- Ideas as Images (Foundations in two dimensional Art)
- Ideas as Objects (Foundations in three dimensional Art)
- Multiples (mold making and casting processes using clay & plaster)
- Digital Hand (Digital Fabrication for Artists & Designers)
- Kilns: concepts, processes, and construction
- Do-It-Yourself Digital Fabrication
- Build Your Own 3D Printer
- Beginning Sculpture
- Advanced Sculpture
- Graduate Seminar
- Interdisciplinary Digital Studio 1 & 2 (Foundations in New Media)