Educational Experience

2014
Adjunct Professor of Practice

University of Minnesota, College of Design
Department of Architecture

Team taught seminar course with Jennifer Yoos and Vincent James of VJAA on elevated pedestrian networks—contemporary and historic, local and global—and their social and cultural impact on the production of urban space. 

2004
Adjunct Professor of Practice
University of Minnesota, College of Design
Department of Architecture

Team taught studio course with Julie Snow of Snow/Kreilich Architects on the technological and cultural potential of contemporary portable architecture.

1997

Visiting Lecturer

Postgraduate Program in Design Theory, University of the Americas

Puebla, Mexico
 

1995–1996

Interim Head

Department of 2D Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


1996–1999
Visiting Tutor
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Advisor to postgraduate students in the design department; lecturer on a variety of topics related to visual culture and design.

 

1992

Visiting Designer-in-Residence

Department of Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

1991–1998
Associate Professor
Department Head
Director of Graduate Studies

North Carolina State University, College of Design
Department of Graphic Design


Developed new graduate program with a focus on design as a cultural artifact integrating critical theory and cultural studies, including issues of race, gender, and sexual identity and representation, into seminars with corresponding studio courses. Revamped undergraduate curriculum in graphic design. Taught and developed new courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in advanced typography, design history and theory, motion graphics, interaction design, information design, etc. Managed departmental budgets, student advising, graduate student and faculty recruitment, curricular review, tenure and promotion review, and class scheduling.

1989–1991
Assistant Professor
Department of Visual Communication

Herron School of Art, Indiana University, Indianapolis

Taught undergraduate typography classes (1-4), graphic design history, and studio courses (1-4). 

1988–1989
Assistant Professor
Co-Chair Program in Graphic Design

Department of Art, College of Fine Arts
Florida State University


Taught undergraduate BFA graphic design students in studio and introduction to three-dimensional design.

My experience teaching design at both the undergraduate and graduate level informed the core of my approach to my professional design and curatorial practice as well as my approach to organizational administration, understanding learning as a life-long endeavor and the realization of complex projects and programs as necessarily collaborative. At the same time, there is an unwavering belief in the need for an individually articulated practice by helping students locate their own unique position, draw from their own subjective experiences, situate themselves in the historical moment, and to understand and navigate the complex contexts in which design operates.