About me…

•   Creative artist who has been creating work (photography and painting) for decades and simultaneously worked as a graphic
    designer, college professor, higher education administrator and yoga instructor

•   Currently producing and exhibiting artwork, facilitating on-ground and online classes, and teaching yoga

•   Experienced instructor of art/design/history (since 1984) with expertise in presenting to large groups as well as making
    television appearances

•   Serving private yoga clients since January 2014 and teaching yoga classes since September 2014  
    including Flow (All Levels), Hot Flow Yoga, Prenatal, Restorative, Yin, and Yoga Nidra

•   Developed and presented creativity/yoga workshops including Creative Cakra Collages and Drawing as Meditation

 

Degrees Earned

EdD in Educational Leadership, Argosy University, Phoenix, 8/2005
Doctoral dissertation titled, Retention Rates: Student Success Relating to Freshman Seminar and Developmental Courses

MFA in Fine Arts (Photography), Arizona State University, Tempe, 12/1987

BFA in Graphic Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 5/1984
 

College Level Teaching Experience

•  University of Phoenix, Tempe, January 2016 – Present
•   The Art Institute Online, Pittsburgh, January 2006 – June 2006 + August 2011 - Present
•   The Art Institute Of Phoenix, Phoenix, June 2001 – June 2014
•   Al Collins School of Graphic Design (currently named Collins College), Tempe, Fall 1998
•   Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler, Spring 1998
•   Glendale Community College, Glendale, Fall 1993 – Spring 1995
•   Gateway Community College, Phoenix, Fall 1994
•   Phoenix Community College, Phoenix, Spring 1988
•   Arizona State University, Tempe, August 1984 – December 1987
 

Employment Experience

University of Phoenix, Tempe, August 2015 – Present - Doctoral Faculty Member

The Art Institute Of Pittsburgh-Online Division, Spring 2006 + August 2011 – Present - Adjunct Online Faculty Member

The Art Institute Of Phoenix, Phoenix, July 2006 – June 2014 - Dean of Academic Affairs

The Art Institute Of Phoenix, Phoenix, May 2001 – July 2006 - Senior Academic Director of Graphic Design

Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale, December 1998 – May 2001 - Graphic Design Manager

Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, April 1996 – December 1998 - Design Manager and Senior Graphic Designer
 

Exhibition History

•  October 2017 – Grand Opening Exhibition, Fearless Art Works Gallery, Carefree, AZ

•  October 2017 – Arizona State Fair, Juried Exhibition – two paintings and two photographs were accepted, Phoenix, AZ

•  September 2017 – Man’s Best Friend, Fearless Art Works Gallery, Carefree, AZ

•  August 2017 – Fearless Pop Up Exhibit, Dog-Eared Bookstore, Phoenix, AZ

•  August 2017 – Fearless Pop Up Exhibit, Ice House Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

•  July 2017 – Water: The Solvent of Life, Fearless Art Works Gallery, Carefree, AZ

•  June 2017 – Abstract Expressions, Fearless Art Works Gallery, Carefree, AZ

•  January 2017 – Nasty Woman Art Show, Grand Arthaus Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

•  January 2002 – June 2014 - Faculty Art Exhibit, Art Institute of Phoenix –– work on display during the faculty show as well as permanently on display within the college.

•  April 2012 – Faculty Art Exhibit, Art Institute of Phoenix -– Ai Roosevelt Art District Gallery

•  March 2006 – AIGA Art Auction, Bragg Pie Factory, Phoenix, AZ

•  July 1988 – Arizona Artist Exhibition, University of Arizona

•  September 1987 – M.F.A. Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University

•  May 1984 – B.F.A. Graphic Design Exhibition, Design College, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign

•  April 1984 – Group Artist Exhibition, Armory Building, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

•  February 1984 – Individual Student Artist Exhibition, Design College, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

•  September 1983 – Summer Travel Class Art Exhibition, Design College, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign
 

Professional Awards

•  ACICS Honor Roll School - The Art Institute of Phoenix was recognized in 2009 as an Honor Roll School by ACICS (Accrediting Council for
   Independent Colleges and Schools) and was granted eight years of accreditation.

•  AIGA Fellow - This first AIGA Fellow awarded (September 2007) by Arizona AIGA in recognition for dedication to the field of Graphic
Design through education and professional design work in the industry.

•  Gold Star of Excellence 2003 - Entry: Teen Week (The Art Institute of Phoenix), Category: Best Practices, Awarded at the Conference of
   Arizona Post-Secondary Schools

•  AzTec Gold Award 2000 - Entry: Scottsdale Arts Festival Program (Scottsdale Cultural Council), Category: Best Event Program, Awarded at
the Arizona Festivals and Events Association Conference

•  Gold Quill Award – 1998 - Entry: Grand Opening of the Arizona Science Center, Category: Multi-Audience Communication, Awarded by the
    International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

•  Silver Quill Award – 1998 - Entry: Grand Opening of the Arizona Science Center, Category: External Campaigns, Awarded by the
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)


Yoga Related Education

300 hour Yoga Teacher Training toward RYT 500, The Authentic Yoga Teacher Training,
   Dave’s  Astanga Yoga, Scottsdale, 7/2015 (RYT 500 Yoga Alliance)

200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification, The Authentic Yoga Teacher Training,
   Dave’s  Astanga Yoga, Scottsdale, 1/2014 (RYT 200 Yoga Alliance)

CPR and AED Certified, American Heart Association BLS curriculum for healthcare Providers,  
    Paradise Valley Community College, 5/2015

Pre/postnatal Yoga + Energetics of Birthing Certification, Dave’s  Astanga Yoga, Scottsdale, 1/2014

Yoga Nidra Facilitator Training with Stephen Price, Dave’s  Astanga Yoga, Scottsdale, 10/2013

Reiki I Training with Emily Horning, Dave’s  Astanga Yoga, Scottsdale, 7/2013
 

Yoga and Related Teaching Experience

•   Private Clients, Phoenix and Flagstaff, AZ, January 2014 – Present – work with individual clients
    on Yogic Breathing, Postures, Prenatal Yoga, Restorative, Yin, Yoga Nidra, and Youth Yoga.

•   Ha Yoga, Tempe, AZ, August 2015 – Present – teach Flow (all levels), Restorative, Yin, and Pre-natal

•   Summit Health and Fitness, Flagstaff, AZ, September 2014 – Present – teach Flow (all levels),
    Yoga Nidra, Hot Yoga Flow, Yin, Restorative and Yoga Pilates Fusion classes

•   Dave’s Astanga Yoga, Scottsdale, AZ, October 2013 – April 2015 – taught yoga and creativity/meditation  
     workshops during yoga teacher training intensive workshops

•   Free Arts of Arizona – January 2006 – September 2007, on a weekly basis, volunteered as a mentor bringing
     art and yoga to abused and homeless children
 

Professional Affiliations and Community Participation

•  Yoga Alliance, RYT 500 Member

•  Linked In - profile available at: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/preview?locale=en_US&trk=prof-0-sb-preview-primary-button

•  AIGA Fellow - The first AIGA Fellow awarded (September 2007) by Arizona AIGA in recognition for dedication to the field of Graphic
Design through education and professional design work in the industry.

•  Free Arts of Arizona – volunteered as a mentor bringing art to abused and homeless children