Teaching

Ready for my first class (AU 2015)! At VSA Ohio before going to The Ohio State University. That blazer has elbow patches.

Teaching Experience

The Ohio State University, Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy.

AE2700 / AE2367.03 Criticizing Television, online/asynchronous. Graduate Teaching Associate
(Autumn 2022 & Autumn 2021)
General education second-level writing course focused on persuasive writing, critical analysis, social diversity, and cultural criticism using a variety of television program viewing, discussing, reading, writing. 45 undergraduate students.

AE5683 Developing Art Careers: Positioning Passion. Graduate Teaching Associate
(Spring 2022)
Develop entrepreneurial, practical, and leadership skills vital to succeeding as arts entrepreneurs, arts administrators, and community catalysts in an increasingly complex creative ecology. Updated course curriculum. 15 undergraduate students.

AE7300 Teaching at the College Level. Graduate Teaching Fellow
(Autumn 2021)
Provided mentorship, leadership, and resources to 11 new graduate students participating in AE7300, Introduction to Teaching at the Graduate Level; served as liaison between students, department, and Interim Department Chair, Dr. Shari Savage.

AE5684 Arts Participation, Cultural Literacy, and Audience Development. Adjunct Faculty
(Spring 2019 & Spring 2018)
Building on empirical and theoretical research, this course constructs a framework to understand audience participation, understanding and reception of specific art forms. Redesigned syllabus; updated course curriculum. 30 undergraduate and graduate students.

AE5682 Nonprofit Arts Institutions, Governance and Board Leadership. Co-Teacher
(Autumn 2017)
Research-based, practical exploration of nonprofit boards critically examines governance policies and practices; specifically focusing on management, board and staff relations and issues of accountability. 16 under/graduate students. With Dr. James H. Sanders, III.

AE 5674 Creative Sector & Creative Cities. Lecturer
(Spring 2015)
Examine U.S. and international policy experiences pertaining to the composition, workforce, and support systems of the creative industries across non-profit, commercial, community, and embedded settings. Updated course curriculum. 17 undergraduate students.

Invited Lecturer

Policies and practices, with Dr. Zulal F. Akin, Department of Art Administration, Education, and Policy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, February 17, 2022.

Managing non-profit arts organizations: Balancing continuity & change, with Biyun Zhu, MA, Department of Art Administration, Education and Policy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, February 7, 2020.

Art Education for Children with Special Needs, with Dr. Joni Boyd Acuff, Department of Art Administration, Education, and Policy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, March 5, 2019 & February 21, 2017.

Accessing arts/administration, with Dr. Jessie Glover, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH, October 13, 2016.

Introduction to Arts Education, with Dr. Vesta Daniel, Department of Art Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Fall 2015.

Positioning Passion, with James H. Sanders, Department of Art Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Fall 2015.

Disability culture, with Cat Sheridan, Columbus College of Art and Design, Saturday Morning Art Class Faculty Training, Columbus, OH, January 18, 2014.

About VSA Ohio, with Diane Nance, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH, April 9, 2012.

Art Education for Children with Special Needs, with Dr. Vesta Daniel, Department of Art Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, February 18, 2012.

Positioning Passion: Exploring Arts Careers, with Dr. James H. Sanders III, Department of Art Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, February 9, 2012.

Adult and Lifelong Learning


Teaching Philosophy

I am a lifelong learner who did not anticipate learning to be an educator. Here, I have found the space where I can mentor the next generation of arts leaders while enfolding research and practice for social justice aims. I stumbled into opportunities to teach adult learners just as I stumbled into the profession of arts administration. I fell in love with both. I used to be afraid I needed all the answers to stand up in front of all those eyes. Nobody has all the answers – they vary across time and space, and should lead to more questions. I believe in sharing ideas, theories, personal experiences, questions, and provocations, expecting to learn something new each time students and I sit together. I want to students to disrupt expectations, including their own, drawing on the past, bringing texts and ideas closer together, if in friction, with strategies to enact imagined possibilities in a world that’s impossible to keep up with. I am transparent about my life, experiences, emotions, wins, and failures. I want to model an interactive, evolving, radical pedagogy that encourages them to do the same, whatever that means for each of them. I aim to make learning physically, emotionally, socially accessible to all manner of learners. Students should be heard, respected, invested, and have some fun. My pedagogy and discussions aim to de-center privilege with the goal of building stronger individuals who see themselves as active contributors to collective communities.