Tenured Professor in Art & Communication with 20 years university teaching experience carrying a full teaching, advising, committee load. Active studio practice currently focues in fine art sculptural book making.  Successful entrepreneur who co-founded and scaled a startup entity over a 10 year period that culminated in successful acquisition. Currently applying experience to individual consultancy on the individual and institutional level.  


As an educator and practicing artist, I believe it is my responsibility to guide my students toward three goals: to develop themselves technically and intellectually, to apply those skills in a thoughtful manner, and to cultivate critical inquiry. Leading students toward their personal bests, I am help them elevate their manner of perceiving and interacting with their world. I challenge students to re-position themselves in relation to their current point of view in order to expand their visual vocabulary. I use the analogy of cut crystal; the piece as a whole is the same but pending on the facet through which you look the view changes. The trick is to re-position your view. It is within this context interesting and constructive conversations occur, that can lead to thoughtful and provocative work.


2018 - Present Consultant / Advisor MyIvy Private Prepatory School, Summit New Jersey

2014 – Present Private Educational Consultant, School at Home Professional National Footprint specializing in high performance gifted youth

2017 OCT - Harrison School for the Arts, Polk County Museum, Florida

Workshop focused on bookmaking at the high school level

2017 MAY - The Pingry School, New Jersey

Post installation workshop on the high school and middle school levels.

2013 – 2014 Sanford Brown Tampa Florida [Teacher]

Interactive Design and Production – 410 Mobile App Design

2011 – 2014  University of Tampa, Tampa Florida [Adjunct Professor]

Department of Art – ART211 Art and Technology (cross listed with Communication) Department of Communication – COM222 Creative Thinking

2000 – 2007      Department of Communications [tenured] and Director, Electronic Media Art & Technology Program (currently called: New Media Production) University of Tampa, Tampa Florida [Associate Professor]

Classes: GTW100/102 Gateways, ART210 Computer Graphics (Beginning Digital Arts), COM232 Visual Literacy, COM263 Web Design and Production (Interactive Media 1), COM323 Frontiers of Telecommunication, COM363 CD/DVD Design and Production (Interactive Media 2), COM380 Culture Society and Computing Technology, COM499 Senior Project

Programs: Developed, implemented, and advised Electronic Media Art & Technology (EMAT) Program.  It was the first interdisciplinary cross major digital new media undergraduate program in the South East of the United States; Designed, implemented and managed a 42 seat graphics / video / interactive production digital classroom

Students: Developed portfolio and career opportunities for students as well as supervised internships, Developed interactive CD for University Publication – Quilt, Active student advisor of approximately 70 undergraduates per semester

Committees: Provost Search Committee (2006 – 2007), Elected to Faculty Committee by full faculty vote (term 2004 – 2007), Active member of the Instructional Technology Committee (2004/2005; 2005/2006), Incepted and Maintained the Un-Tenured Faculty Committee (2002-2004)

1997 – 2000     Graphic Design, International Academy of Design, Tampa Florida [Adjunct Faculty]

Classes: Quark (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced), Pre-Press, Visual Literacy, Fundamentals of Design, Portfolio Development

Programs: Developed currently utilized curriculum for Graphic Design Program, Standardized syllabi for Quark, Fundamentals of Design, and Visual Literacy

Students: One on one counseling for portfolio presentation and interviewing skills, Active student advisor


MFA – Maine College of Art, Studio Art

BS – Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Photographic Arts and Sciences

HS – The Pingry School