BIO Originally from North Carolina, I received a Painting BFA at UNC-Chapel Hill. After teaching Art and Spanish at a junior high public school, I earned a Masters in Art Education at Appalachian State University and directed the University Gallery for several years. I earned a PhD in Art Education at Penn State, completing a dissertation on contemporary artists and news media. I took a job for 20 years in the Buffalo State Art Education Department, where I retired as Professor in 2011. I am currently an artist in Buffalo, NY.