1982 B.F.A. in Painting, University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign.
1984 M.F.A. in Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1987 M.A. in Art Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1990, 1993 Graduate coursework, Governors State University, (6 hours)
1998-2004 Study in Christian Thought, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. (30 hours)
2007 Non-degree study in Art History, Northern Illinois University, (3 hours)
Higher Education Employment
Dean, Arts, Communication, and Hospitality, College of DuPage. Oversight and planning for a newly founded division in the reorganization of Academic Affairs. The unit encompasses the traditional Fine and Applied Arts disciplines, Speech Communication, Mass Communication, Culinary, Hospitality and Cosmetology programs. Full Time Equivalent enrollment of 1775 students, 45 full time faculty, 185 adjunct faculty, 15 disciplines, facilities in six buildings and one regional site.
Interim Dean, Liberal Arts, College of DuPage. Oversight and planning for the Liberal Arts division, encompassing Fine and Applied Arts, Humanities and Speech, and English and English Language Studies (roughly one-third of the College’s credit enrollment). Full Time Equivalent enrollment of 4200 students, 100 full time faculty, and 350-400 adjuncts per term.
Interim Associate Dean, Fine and Applied Arts, College of DuPage. Responsible for management of eight programs in the subdivision: Art, Music, Theater, Dance, Photography, Graphic Design, Mass Communications, and Motion Picture/Television.
Coordinator/ Chair, Art Program, College of DuPage. Schedule courses, hire adjunct faculty(~20), supervise technical and student support staff (6), plan supply and equipment budgets (~$50,000), purchase bulk materials, coordinate college reporting under NASAD guidelines.
Professor of Art, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Teach Drawing, Printmaking, Computer Art, 2-D Design, and Art Appreciation. Student advising, curriculum development, institutional service, and community service as common to higher education faculty. Initiated and implemented the first articulated computer art course in Illinois community colleges.
Adjunct Instructor, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL.
Taught Computer Art.
Adjunct Instructor, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.
Taught drawing as a sabbatical replacement.
Tutor/Advisor, Canterbury Christ Church College, Canterbury, England.
Taught Painting and Printmaking as part of an assignment through the Illinois Consortium for International Studies.
Adjunct Instructor, College of DuPage.
Taught Art Appreciation, Drawing, Design, and Printmaking.
Adjunct Instructor, Elgin Community College.
Taught Drawing, Life Drawing, and Design.
Adjunct Instructor, Prairie State College.
1983 & 1986
Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Taught sophomore level Painting Composition courses and a Drawing for Non-Art majors course.
Financial Aid Advisor, Student Financial Aid Office, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Supervised $33M Guaranteed Student Loan program and $3M Veterans Educational Benefits programs. One full time and 10 part time support staff. Moved loan approval from a 4 week manual process to a 48-72 hour automated process.
Graduate Assistant, Student Financial Aid Office, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Initiated and operated a Job Location and Development Program.
Student Employee, Student Financial Aid Office, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Other Academic Service
2013-2015 Co-Chair, College of DuPage Faculty Evaluation Committee
2013-2015 Co-Chair, College of DuPage General Education Assessment Committee. (served on various campus assessment committees since 1994)
2013 Co-Coordinator and Presenter, FATE/ITI Forum: “The Digital Dilemma / Low Tech High Tech Experience” , Normal Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
2010 Presenter, FATE Regional Forum: “Assessment to Achievement: Keeping an Eye to Future Student Success”, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL.
2005-2017 Co-Chair, Illinois Higher Education Art Association. (Member since 1993.) A professional association that builds relationships between art faculties across Illinois to discuss issues of mutual interest including articulation and transfer, curriculum design and development, and faculty development.
2000-2017 Co-Chair, Illinois Articulation Initiative Art Major Panel. (Member since 1993.) Establishes statewide articulation standards for the transfer of Art courses and the AFA degree.
2002-2006 Grievance Chair, College of DuPage Faculty Association.
1999-2001 President-Elect/President, College of DuPage Faculty Association.
1996-1998 Senator, College of DuPage Faculty Senate.