Master of Fine Arts in Painting - Edinboro University of Pennsylvania - 2004
Masters of Art in Art Education - Edinboro University of Pennsylvania - 2000
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing - Clarion University of Pennsylvania - 1998
Bachelor of Science in Communication - Clarion University of Pennsylvania - 1998

Academic Honors

Glenville State College Pioneer Showcase Creative Arts Research Forum/Chair, 2011-present
Glenville State College Honors Program Committee, 2009-present
Glenville State College Curriculum Committee, 2009-present
Honorable Mention for "Gala Juried Exhibition at the Arts Center" Honorable Mention for "Women's Art Exhibition"

Courses Taught

Representational Drawing
Advanced Drawing
Oil Painting
Color and Design
Survey of Art
19th Century to Present Art History

Previous Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Art/ Gallery Director, Glenville State College, 2007-present
Visiting Professor of Art History, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
2/3 Time Faculty of Foundations, Thiel College, Pennsylvania, 2004-05
Full Time Instructor of Art, ITT Technical Institute of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 2001-02


FGH Award Frostburg Museum, Frostburg Maryland
Honorable Merit Award, Hoyt Institute of Art, "Mid-Atlantic Juried Show", New Castle, Pennsylvania
"Celebration of the Arts" Second Place Award, Monteplier, Virginia
Teacher of the Quarter, ITT Technical Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bruce Gallery Award, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Solo Exhibitions

P. Fusion. Pittsburgh, PA: "Recent Work"; 2011

Michelle's Café. Clarion, PA: "Paper Herds"; 2009

The Fine Arts Center Gallery. Glenville State College, West Virginia: "Paper Herd Things"; 2009

The Defoor Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia: "Appetizers"; 2007

The Jill Celeste Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia: "Compositions 1-28"

Weyers-Sampson Gallery. Thiel College. Greenville, Pennsylvania: "Recent Paintings"; 2005

Bates Gallery. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania; 2004

Slaughterhouse Gallery and Studio. Master of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition, "Immortalization of the Chachka" Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: "Recent Works"; 2002

El Doce Café. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: "Cocktails and Cowboys"; 2001

Michelle's Café. Clarion, Pennsylvania: "Recent Paintings"; 2000

Ebenezer's Gallery Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: "Cowboys, Flamingos and Housewives"

Sanford Gallery. Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennsylvania: "Senior Thesis Show"; 1998

Invitational Exhibitions

Randolph Center for the Arts. Elkins, West Virginia: Gala Juried Exhibition at the Arts Center; 2011

Nelson Gallery. Lexington, Virginia: "12th Annual Juried Exhibition"; 2011

Frostburg Museum. Frostburg, Maryland: "Play in the Streets"; 2011

Tamarack. Beckley, West Virginia: "Best of the Best of WV"; 2011

Tamarack. Beckley, West Virginia: "Best of the Best of WV"; 2010

Randolph Center for the Arts. Elkins, West Virginia: Gala Juried Exhibition at the Arts Center; 2011

Randolph Center for the Arts. Elkins, West Virginia: "Women's Juried Exhibition"; 2011

Upstream People Gallery. Omaha, Nebraska: "10th Anniversary Best of the Best Online International Art Exhibition"; 2009

Upstream People Gallery. Omaha, Nebraska: "8th Annual International Painting & Drawing Competition", Juror: Larry Bradshaw; 2006

Michelle's Gallery. Clarion, Pennsylvania: Alumni Show Clarion University of Pennsylvania", Curated by Kiersten Colvin.; 2005

Andy Warhol Museum. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: "Amp Group Show", Juror: Warhol curatorial staff; 2004

Rockefeller Center for the Arts. SUNY Fredonia State College, Fredonia, New York: "Great Lakes Emerging Artist Competition", Juror: Dr. Vicky Clark; 2003

T.W. Wood Gallery. Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont: "Contemporary Drawing Competition", Juror: Manford Williams.

Trahern Gallery .Austin Peay University, Clarksville, Tennessee: "Border to Border National Drawing Competition", Juror: Dave Wright.

Moss-Thorns Gallery. Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas: "Great Plains National NINTH ANNUAL", Juror: Ben Strauss.

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. New Castle, Pennsylvania: "Mid-Atlantic Juried Show", Juror: Howard Benson; 2002

Montpelier Center for Arts. Montpelier, Virginia: "Celebration of the Arts Annual Juried Exhibit", Juror: Christopher Robeers.

Box Heart Gallery. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: "Recent works"; 2001

Aids Foundation. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: "Art is Alive"; 2000

Kingsley Foundation. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: "A Day Without Art"; 2000 Erie Art Museum. Erie, Pennsylvania: "77th Annual Spring Show"

Bruce Gallery. Edinboro, Pennsylvania: "Student Show", Juror: Marsh Pritz.

Clarion County Arts Council. Clarion, Pennsylvania: "Spring Show", Juror: Anne Trentwood; 1998