Teaching License, Visual Arts K-12, MN Dept of Education, MN

MFA, Photography, Video Art, State University of New York/Buffalo through Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

BFA, Photography, Memphis College of Art, TN


2015,  St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Artist-in-Residence, St. Paul, MN

1990-2014, Arts High School, Perpich Ctr for Arts Ed, Media Arts Dept Chair & Instructor, Golden Valley, MN

2007-12, University of Minnesota, Adjunct Faculty, Curriculum & Instruction, Art Education

1989, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Adjunct Faculty, Media Arts, MN

1989-91, Minneapolis Community College (now MCTC), MN, Film & Video Program Director/Instructor


2018, Artist Initiative Grant for Photography awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board

2017,  Best of Show, Hennepin Artists of Robbin Gallery Exhibition, Robbinsdale, MN, Will Agar Juror

2017, Honorable Mention, Extremely Minnesota, Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale, MN, Amy Sands Juror

2016, Visitor’s AwardImpermanence, Alphabet, A Smith Gallery of Photographic Arts, Johnson City, TX

2016, 3rd Place Cash Award, Transformation, Color of Blue, Picture Compete

2016, Honorable Mention, Babe the Blue OxArtifacts, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct. VT

2004, Peter Yarrow Peace in Our Classrooms Award, Beyond Borders, Production grant, PBS, NY

2002, Surdna Teaching Artist Fellowship Grant, Video Art, New York, NY

1984, Video Production Grant, New York State Council for the Arts, NY

1984. Video Installation Project Grant, Rome Art and Community Center, Rome, NY


2009. National Teacher Portfolio Award (1 of 5) National Scholastic Art Awards, Carnegie Hall Ceremony, NY

2008, Coca-Cola Distinguished Teacher in Arts Award, National Foundation for Advancement in Arts, Miami, FL


2015-19, Art for Shelter Annual Benefit, Simpson Housing Services, Minneapolis, MN

2014-16, Instructions for Peace Advisory Committee, Traveling Art Exhibition, MN

2011, National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, Washington, DC

2000-2014, Twin Cities Youth Media Network, MN (founding member)

2006, Arts Assessment Planning Committee, LA Unified School District, CA

2000, EdSTAR Arts Curriculum Project, North Central Regional Educational Lab, IL

1994-6, Minnesota Frameworks for Arts Curriculum Strategies, Chair for Media Arts

1993-94, National Education Assessment Project, Arts Education, Washington, DC

1988, Conference Director, Perspectives on Media Arts: Video in Education, NEA grant, Intermedia Arts, MN