Vita

Present: Assistant to the Provost – Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS

Duties:

Community College partnership initiative

Assessment Committee representative for the Provost

Applied Arts Programming Coordinator

Chair – Department of Digital and Media Arts

Chair – Department of Applied Arts

Duties:

HLC accreditation compliance and assessment standards with Foliotek implementation

Curriculum development and evaluation for degree options

Faculty contract and evaluation standards, also faculty hiring procedures coordinator

Budget compliance and expenditures

Student worker and scheduling officer

Department retention strategies and evaluation

Online course delivery coordinator

Facilities supervisor in conjunction with the Director of Operations

Supervisor of marketing and recruitment strategies, including use of social media and web sites

Supervisor of area middle school, high school, and community college visit days

Currently teach the following courses:

BQ101 Bethany Quest (Freshman level course designed to assist in the transitions from high school to college life.)

BQ310 Bethany Transfer Quest (Junior level course specifically designed to assist community college transferring students.)

ID201R History, Culture and Game Design Concepts (A research driven course designed to help incoming college students make innovative connections between history, culture, and game design.)

2012 to 2017: Director – Bethany College at MindFire, Satellite Campus

Duties:

HLC compliance and assessment standards with Foliotek implementation

Department of Education compliance for financial aid procedures

Title IX site supervisor

Financial aid supervision and student compliance with FAFSA information and EFC policies

Career placement and Connections to Industry events coordinator

Curriculum development for Certificate and BA Programs

Coordinator of High School dual credit program

Facilities coordinator and security needs for future growth along with lease billings and negotiations

Supervisor of SRS (students with special needs) state compliance

Supervision of assessment planning and reporting

Catalog evaluations and scheduling procedures

Supervisor of Graduate Program studies initiative with Wichita State University College of Fine Arts

Supervisor of dual credit program with Wichita Area Technical College

Coordinator of recruitment including recruitment strategies and school visitation programs

Faculty hiring policies including contracts and salary negotiations including evaluation policies and procedures

Supervisor of marketing strategies and use of social media/web site and all advertising budgets for ROI

Supervisor of all institutional budgets to maintain break even status

Coordinator of online course offerings and logistics

Supervisor of billing and student payment plans

Chief academic adviser and student relations officer

Supervisor of staff and student workers including time scheduling and outcomes

Facilitator of retention strategies along with enrollment management

Technology assessment and futures planning operations

Coordinator and facilitator of articulation agreements with area universities and colleges

Board member of the IT Institute at Butler Community College

Board member of USD440 Halstead High School’s Kansas Technology Grant for Multi-Media

Currently teach the following courses:

BQ101 Bethany Quest (Freshman course designed to assist in the transition from High School to College.)

ID101 Interdisciplinary Studies (Course designed to help incoming college students make innovative connections between academic departments.)

ID201RLW Religion and Ethics in Moviemaking (A research and writing interdisciplinary course fusing ethics and world religions, within moviemaking history and process.)

2013 to 2014: Co-Chair – Bethany College Applied Arts Department – Kansas City, MO

Online course management and transition from D2L to eRacer with Adobe Connect

Curriculum development for a new total online BA Program in Illustration

HLC compliance and assessment standards with Foliotek implementation

Department of Education compliance for financial aid and possible approval for a Kansas City campus

Student retention strategies within an online instructional environment

Application procedures and financial aid policies for distance learners

2010 to 2013: Chair – Department of Art – Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS

(Arrived in 1999 with early promotion to tenure status in 2003.)

(Received promotion to rank of full professor in 2010.)

Duties:

Evaluations/Hiring/Mentoring of all full-time and part-time faculty

OSHA/EPA inventory and safety along with facilities development

 Budget and fund raising evaluation and supervision

Curriculum development

Facilities coordinator

Supervision of assessment planning and reporting

Board member of the Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery (Birger Sandzen – Early American Expressionist)

Board member of the Messiah Festival of Art and Music (Spring Art Installations, Music Performances and Theatre   Productions)

Catalogue evaluations and scheduling procedures

Administrator of art gallery including visiting artist programs, student exhibitions and workshops

Coordinator of recruitment days and departmental recruitment strategies and alumni relations

Art Education Major accreditation standards, assessment and evaluation, according to policies set forth by CAEP (Council  for the Accreditation of Education Preparation) and KSDE (Kansas State Department of Education)

Liaison to the President on instructional and student life issues related to the use of technology on campus

Institutional Assessment Committee and electronic portfolio implementation standards

Taught the following courses while Department Chair:

AR 395 – Gallery Practice (Gallery Management Course)

AR 391Online – Media Arts Practice (Professional Development Course)

AR 109 3D Computer Modeling

Administrative Positions – Previously Served:

Chair – Institutional Technology Advisory Council

Higher Education Board – Kansas Arts Commission

 Symposiums and panel discussions on bridging higher education and state arts organizations

Online Learning Committee – Associated Colleges of Central Kansas

 Strategies for online learning development, pedagogy and use of varied technologies

Academic Dispute Committee

Vice President – Faculty Senate (two terms)

One of six faculty members elected by the faculty at large for a three year term

Interim Chair – Art Department (2006-2007)

Strategic Enrollment Technology Committee (Co-Chair)

Academic Committees – Previously Served:

                                       Faculty Grievance Committee

                                        Program Assessment Committee

                                        Student Diversity Committee

                                         Faculty Policies Committee

                                         Faculty Representative to the Dean of Admissions                                 

Student Organizations – Previously Served:

                                        Faculty Advisor – Student Art Club (Voted Best Student Organization 2004 – 2005)

                                        Faculty Advisor – Multicultural Student Union

                                        Student organization centered on campus diversity issues and international cultural awareness

Courses taught 1999 to 2010:

AR 100 Introduction to Visual Arts – Online

AR 105 Basic Design

AR 107 3D Explorations in Metals and Fibers/3D Design

AR 340 Sculpture Issues

AR 396C Sculpture Focus (Senior Emphasis)

AR 171 Fundamentals of Web Design

CO101 Bethany Seminar (Freshman College Experience Course)

 

2/95-7/98   Assistant Director – Sculpture Center

Academy of Art University – San Francisco, CA

 Assisted the Director with the daily operations of the sculpture program including: curriculum development,

budgets, futures planning, faculty placement and evaluation, as well as, student needs and issues

 Supervisor of all classroom operations including: tool room employees and facility staff, safety operations and

 compliance, all student exhibitions, visiting artist program, and career night presentations

 Supervisor of MFA Orals Committees for Graduate students with evaluation procedures and assessment criteria

 

2/95-8/99   Instructor

Academy of Art University – San Francisco, CA

Taught the Following Courses:

FA 065 Fundamentals of Sculpture, FA 130 Sculpture I, FA 235 Introduction to Welding and Forging

FA 337 Metal Casting and Mold Making

 

1/99-5/99   Artist in Residence

San Francisco Unified School District – San Francisco, CA

Instructor of sculpture for high school aged students in all aspects of construction and the development of three-dimensional imagery, as well as, the history of contemporary sculpture.

 

8/98-1/99  Computer Services Representative

Packard Bell / NEC Computer Systems – Sacramento, CA

Retail customer technician and customer relations support for the San Francisco and North Bay area.

 

4/94-6/94  Drawing  Instructor

Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art – Monterey, CA

 

2/94-2/95  Production Manager

Monterey Sculpture Center – Monterey, CA

Process, quality and project control through direct communication between clients and center personnel,

supply and tool  management with inventory responsibilities.

 

8/89-11/93 Adjunct Faculty

College of the Desert – Palm Desert, CA

Taught the Following Courses:

ART 011 Sculpture

ART 001 Drawing and Composition

ART 005 Life Drawing

ART 025 Acrylic Painting

 ART 010 Introduction to Art

Academic Committees:

State Accreditation Committee for Fine and Applied Arts Instruction

 

2/90-6/92   Director – California Sculpture Center

College of the Desert – Palm Desert, CA

Supervisor of daily facility operations such as: fund raising, grant proposals, production, budgeting, staff supervision, teaching of Fellows, curriculum planning, visiting artist programs, public relations, futures planning  and all other administrative duties.

 

4/89-2/90   Assistant Director – California Sculpture Center

 College of the Desert – Palm Desert, CA

Assisted the Director in the daily operations of the Sculpture Center and foundry facility including curriculum writing and management.

 

OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:

11/94-2/95   Vice President – Executive Board

Pacific Grove Art Center – Pacific Grove, CA

Administrator for budgeting concerns, membership drives, and daily operations.

 

7/90-11/93   Vice President – Public Art Committee

 City of Palm Desert (CA)

Administrator for the placement of large site-specific sculpture in public places with public works projects in consultation with area business leaders.

                       

GRANTS AND AWARDS:

2013   Leadership Star            

Bethany College – Lindsborg, KS

Award given by the Staff Senate for leadership activities and campus initiatives.

2011   Mingenback Distinguished Professor of Art         

Bethany College – Lindsborg, KS

 Nominated by the faculty as a whole and awarded by the Faculty Senate for a three year term.

2010   Grant – National Endowment for the Arts             

 Salina, KS

Temporary sculpture placement with performance iron pour involving community artists.

2006   Grant – Kansas Education Association          

Topeka, KS

Distance learning development and online course delivery methods including rural implementation.

2005   Nominated – Mortvedt Award for Teaching Excellence           

Bethany College – Lindsborg, KS

One faculty member is chosen from nominees once every ten years for this campus wide recognition.

1990   Grant – California Community College District

 College of the Desert – Palm Desert, CA

 Art Reach – Visiting Artist Program Implementation

 

EDUCATION:
 
1989   Master of Fine Arts Degree (69 Hours)                  

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Illinois

1985   Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Arkansas State University – Jonesboro, Arkansas

 

ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK:

1997   Web Design and Management                                      1998   Anatomy for the Artist

           Academy of Art University – San Francisco, CA                               Academy of Art University – San Francisco, CA

 

CREDENTIALS:

1989   Lifetime Teaching Credential

California Community College District – Sacramento, California

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2002   Jane Gallery – Kansas City, MO

2000   Visiting Artist Exhibition, Bethany College – Lindsborg, KS

1998   Menlo College – Atherton, CA                        1997  American Family Insurance Art Gallery – San Francisco, CA

1995   Montserrat Gallery – New York, NY

 

COMPETITIVE AND INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS (2000 to Present):

2011- present    Allen and Alan Fine Arts Gallery

                                  Permanent Gallery Artist– Salt Lake City, UT

2010  “Sculpture Walk-About” – Outdoor Sculpture Placement – Wichita, KS

Wichita Art Center – Wichita, KS

Gallery Artists – A Gallery – Salt Lake City, UT

2008  “Iron Tribe 2008” – New Mexico Highlands University – Las Vegas, NM

“Art on the Corner” – Grand Junction, CO

Gallery Artists – A Gallery – Salt Lake City, UT

2007   Group Exhibition – Main Street Gallery – Lindsborg, KS

Gallery Artists – A Gallery – Salt Lake City, UT

“Outdoor Sculpture 2007” – Finer Things Gallery – Nashville, TN

2006   “Accessible Arts” – American Century Investments Building – Kansas City, MO

2005   Group Exhibition – Hallar Gallery – Kansas City, MO

2003   “Teaching The Object” – Kansas City, MO

Juried Sculpture Exhibition – The Chicago Athenaeum – Galena, IL

“Outdoor Sculpture” – Finer Things Gallery – Nashville, TN

2002   Group Exhibition – Jayne Gallery – Kansas City, MO

“Two Artists” – Yost Art Gallery – Highland, KS

2001   Group Exhibition – Wichita Art Center – Wichita, KS

KACA Group Exhibition – Beach Museum – Manhattan, KS

2000   Gallery Artist – Joan Roebuck Gallery – Lafayette, CA

               

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES:

2010   Department of Visual Art – South Dakota State University – Brookings, SD

2008   School of Art and Design – Kansas State University – Manhattan, KS

Department of Art – Mesa State College – Grand Junction, CO

 2007   Department of Art – College of the Canyons – Santa Clarita, CA

2005   Department of Art – Fullerton College – Fullerton, CA

2003   School of Art and Design – Wichita State University – Wichita, KS

 

NATIONAL GALLERY REPRESENTATIVE:

Allen and Alan Fine Art Gallery

1321 South, 2100 East – Salt Lake City, UT  84108

 

COMMISSIONS:

2010   Site Specific Sculpture Acquisition

Emprise Bank – Wichita, KS

2006   Site Specific Sculpture Acquisition                  1992  Art in Public Places Acquisition – Palm Desert, CA

Butler County College – El Dorado, KS                        Sunrise Companies Acquisition – Palm Desert, CA

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

2008       Morris Graves Museum of Art  – Eureka, CA

2001       J. Donald Nichols – Nashville, TN

1992       Steven Chase and Associates – Palm Springs, CA

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

2011       The Granite City Press Record – Granite City, IL

“Alfresco Productions promotes a variety of arts in Granite City” – Jim Merkel

2010       The Salina Journal – Salina, KS – “Iron Pour Heats Up Downtown” – Gary Demuth

2004       The Salina Journal – Salina, KS – “Lindsborg Artists Make Connections”

2000       The Hutchinson News – Hutchinson, KS – “Casting Call” – Joyce Hall

1993       The Desert Sun – Palm Springs, CA – “Sculptor Ready for N.Y. Debut” – Stephanie McKinnon

1991       Palm Desert Magazine Palm Desert, CA – “You Gotta Have Art!” – Gayl Biondi and Pamela Bieri

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:                         

Present   International Sculpture Center – Washington, D.C.