Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

MAY 2012 Master of Fine Arts – Photography, Louisiana Tech University. Ruston, LA 

MAY 2009 Bachelor of Visual Arts – Photography, McNeese State University. Lake Charles, LA 


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015- Assistant Professor of Art, Albion College - Albion, MI

2013-2015 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Albion College - Albion, MI

2012-2013 Adjunct Instructor of Art, University of Mississippi - Oxford, MS

2011-2012 Graduate Teacher of Record, Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA

2009-2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / EXPERIENCE

2018

Coaching Essential for Equity Work: Attended workshop offered by the Center for Diversity and Innovation. This workshop focused on developing techniques around active listening and asking curious questions as a mode of leading equity work. This was a means of preparing myself to be chair of the Faculty Committee on Diversity. - Battle Creek, MI 

Michigan LGBTQ+ Administrators Conference: This was the first conference that brought together both faculty and staff who either identify as LGBTQ+ individuals and/or work with LGBTQ+ students on their campuses. This conference established the Michigan Association of LGBTQIA+ Higher Education Professional.  - Henry Ford Community College. Dearborn, MI

2017

Curator: Public / Private, Larson Exhibition Space. East End Gallery, Marshall, MI

2014

CUR Institute- Albion College Faculty Representative: One of five faculty representatives invited to the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities Institute to develop a cross disciplinary humanities lab for the college from funds made available by a grant from the Melon Foundation. - Milwaukee,WI

 2013

Curator for 13th Annual Sarah Isom Conference for Gender Studies Exhibition. The exhibition ran congruently with the Sarah Isom Center for Gender Studies annual conference. Located off campus space for exhibition and facilitated the delivery and install of the work featured in the exhibition. - University of Mississippi – Oxford, MS 


LECTURES / PANEL PRESENTATIONS

2018

Becoming Mother- the process and experiential development of non- biological attachment, Shearman Fine Arts Center, McNeese State University - Lake Charles, LA 

2017

The Disquiet Rendering of Self: Portraiture and Identity, Bobbitt Auditorium, Albion College - Albion, MI

2016

The Continuing Democratization of Photography: Smart Phone Media, Society for Photographic Education, Panel Chair - Las Vegas, NV

2014

The Continuing Democratization of Photography: Smart Phone Media, Mid America College Art Association Conference, Panel Chair - San Antonio, TX

Before the Camera: Camera as a collaborator in performance. Visiting Artist, Baylor University - Waco, TX 

2013

Understanding Adjunct Society for Photographic Education, South Central Regional Conference, Panel Discussion - Galveston, TX

Methods: The Artistic Process of Grieving JD Williams Library, Universityof Mississippi, Sarah Isom Center for Gender Studies: Brown Bag Lecture Series- Oxford, MS

2012

Methods: One Artist’s Method of Grief Meek Hall, Department of Art Faculty Lecture - Oxford, MS

Camera & Curtain Society for Photographic Education, National Conference: Graduate Lecture - San Fransisco, CA

A Method of Mourning Jay F Taylor School of Art, Point of Advent: MFA Thesis Opening - Ruston, La 

2011

Camera & Curtain Society for Photographic Education, South Central Regional Conference: Graduate Lecture - San Antonio, TX 


EXHIBITIONS

*solo exhibitions / ** exhibition with an international call 

2018

About Me, Millepiani Gallery - Rome, Italy **

What Keeps You Up At Night, University of New Mexico Honors College. SPE Multi-Cultural Caucus Exhibition. Albuquerque, NM. Curator: Tomiko Jones **

Portraiture, Specto Artspace. Bridgewater, VA. Juror: Jeremiah Morris **

What Keeps You Up At Night, University of Wisconsin - Madison. SPE Multi- Cultural Caucus Exhibition. Madison, WI. Curator: Tomiko Jones **

Becoming Mother, McNeese State University. Mezzanine Grand Gallery. Lake Charles, LA * 

What Keeps You Up At Night, Central College. SPE Multi-Cultural Caucus Exhibition. Danville, KY. Curator: Tomiko Jones **


2017

4th Louisiana Biennial National Juried Exhibition, F Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center, Louisiana Tech University. Ruston, LA. Juror: Rachel Cook

What Keeps You Up At Night, The Arts at CIIS. SPE Multi-Cultural Caucus Exhibition. San Fransisco, CA. Curator: Tomiko Jones **

The Disquiet Rendering of Self: Ashley Feagin, John William Keedy and Kristina Smith, Munro Gallery. Albion College, Albion MI . Curator: Ashley Feagin

What Keeps You Up At Night, Mendocino College. SPE Multi-Cultural Caucus Exhibition. Ukiah, CA. Curator: Tomiko Jones **

Public / Private, Larson Exhibition Space. East End Gallery, Marshall, MI. Curator: Ashley Feagin


2016

Personal Narrative, Photoplace Gallery. Middleburry, VT. Juror: Susan Burnstine


2015

Color Photography, Black Box Gallery. Portland, OR. Juror: Jennifer Trail 

The Creative Portrait, Los Angeles Center of Photography. Los Angeles, CA. Juror: Art Streiber **

Gendered Perspectives: An Investigation into Contemporary Identities, Hartman Center Gallery, Bradley University. Peoria, IL. Juror: Jess Dugan, Margaret LeJeune **

TICKA ARTS,  O2 Gallery: Austin, TX

National Photo Contest: The State of Being Human, Woody Gaddis Gallery, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma. Juried by: Jesse L Miller, Mark ZImmerman

Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography. Fort Collins, CO. Juror: Hamidah Glasgow **

Spinning Yarns, Hamilton & Arroson Gallery, University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA

Allegorical Spaces, Ann Arbor Art Center and Gallery Space: Ann Arbor, MI 

Portraits, Center for Fine Art Photography. Fort Collins, CO. Juror: Deborah Klomp ** 


2014       

Mirror, Mirror, Darkroom Gallery: Essex, VT  Juror: Amy Arbus **

Testament, Munro Gallery: Albion College, Albion, MI *

Spinning Yarns, Art Gallery, Delaware County Community College: Media, PA 

Spinning Yarns, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center: San Antonio, TX

Spinning Yarns, Media Artsl Gallery, Robert Morris University: Moon Township, PA

Conveyance, Livaudais Gallery: Monroe, LA * 

2013        

Self Portraits, Juror: Caleb Cole, Artist, Vermont Photography Workplace: Middlebury, VT

Spinning Yarns, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University: Waco, TX

Spinning Yarns, Photo Center NW: Seattle, WA

Spinning Yarns, Newspace Gallery: Portland, OR


2012

New Faculty Exhibition, Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Point of Advent, MFA Thesis Exhibition, E.J. Bellocq Gallery, Louisiana Tech University: Ruston, LA 

Spinning Yarns, Sleeth Gallery, West Virgina Wesleyan College: Buckhannon, WV

Art from the G.U.T. , Best In Show Award, Juror: Jenny Burnham, Curator of Education at the Masur Museum of Art, Louisiana Tech University Enterprise Center, Ruston, LA

PhotoSpiva 2012, Juror: Andrew L. Moore, Artist, George A Spiva Center for the Arts: Joplin, MO

School of Art Juried Student Show, Juror: Kelli Connell, Artist & Educator, Louisiana Tech University: Ruston, LA


 2011 

MFA Group Exhibition, Louisiana Tech University Enterprise Center: Ruston, LA

7th Photographic Biennial Exhibition, Juror: Keith Carter, Artist, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University: Greenville, North Carolina

Spinning Yarns, Gallery 114 and Kendall Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design: Grand Rapids, MI.

Art from the G.U.T., Louisiana Tech University Enterprise Center. Juror: Benjamin Hinckley, Curator at the Masur Museum of Art, Ruston, LA

Spinning Yarns, Lupke Gallery, University of St. Francis: Fort Wayne, IN

Home... is Where the Camera Is, Juror: Julie Blackmon, Artist, Vermont Photography Workplace: Middlebury, VT

Louisiana Purchase: Bicentennial National Juried Show, Louisiana Tech University School of Art, Honorable Mention Award, Juror: Barbara Bloemink, Executive Director at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Louisiana Tech University: Ruston, LA


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