Current Assignment in the College of Education and Human Sciences:
Department Chair; Ardis James Professor of Textiles, Clothing & Design; teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in textile design, quilt studies and visual literacy.
Creative work in the area of digital development and printing of textile designs and patterns, and non-traditional quilt making integrating these artist-generated fabrics.
Philosophy Statement: My work in the classroom and in the studio is driven by a quest to answer questions like 'What if?' and 'Why not?' Creativity in any domain is propelled by curiosity and a willingness to take risks and to challenge conventions. The saying "You can't discover new lands until you lose sight of the shore" fits my outlook and motivations both as an artist/designer and as an educator and administrator.