I like to integrate the fine and liberal arts at all levels of my teaching practice. I use creative and logical processes in my own baseline planning and delivery of instruction. I give assignments that challenge students to be creative and logical thinkers and doers. Whenever possible I use ‘the dance of conversation’ to integrate the fine and liberal arts. And while I maintain a dual focus on knowledge and skills, I feel the abundance of information available in the current moment calls on me to focus mainly on helping students become skilled – in interpreting/reading information, recognizing patterns in data, and making their own representations in a variety of media including but not limited to text.
By integrating the fine and liberal arts in all aspects of my teaching practice I feel I am preparing students very well for professional life in the 21st century.
Ph.D Social and Philosophical Foundations of EducationUNC-G
M.F.A. Painting and DrawingUCLA
B.A. PhilosophyUniversity of California, Santa Barbara