Professor, Art History
I have taught art history as a full-time professor since 2003. I have held positions at Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro) and North Central College (Naperville, Illinois) and I started at Long Beach City College in 2014. I have earned tenure three times!
I enjoy teaching at LBCC because of the diverse student population and I have a great team of colleagues in the Visual and Media Arts department. Also, I am the Chair of the Committee on Curriculum and Instruction so I am directly involved in curricular decisions across campus. I am dedicated to ensuring that our courses and programs serve our students well and help them reach their goals.
I earned a Ph.D. in the History of Art from The Ohio State University (Columbus), a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts in Art History from Ohio University (Athens), a Diploma in Decorative Arts from the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and Christie’s Auction House and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Louisville (Kentucky).
Over the years I have taught a wide variety of undergraduate courses, ranging from the Paleolithic era to contemporary art, and including African-American art, Women in Art, African art, Asian art, Urban and Suburban Studies, and Art Theory and Criticism. My reviews of exhibitions have been published in Artpapers, The International Review of African American Art and on the College Art Association website. Also, I have an abiding interest in Museum and Memory Studies and, specifically, Holocaust museums and memorials.