Professor / Graduate Programs Director
Department: Art Education
Faculty: Fine Arts
Art Criticism, Multicultural Art Education, Art Therapy, Folk Art, Popular Culture, Tatoos, Graffiti, irish paul kane tats tatoo grafitti
How did you get into art education?
"When I started my studies, I didn't know any working artists. I'm from a place where women were either nurses or worked in banks or were teachers...I didn't have any artistic role models. So when I was a couple of semesters into my Fine Arts major, I switched to Art Education and discovered that I had a real passion for teaching. Being able to teach something that I was also passionate about - art - allowed me to bring all my interests together..."
"The interesting thing is that, at the time, that decision made my friends angry; they said I was taking the easy way out...like I had really committed a crime. But this was years ago, and I'm still in the arts. I still make art, while some of them don't make art anymore at all..."