a d m i n i s t r a t o r

A gradual migration into administrative work has been an organic part of my professional trajectory. I appreciate leadership positions that allow me to learn more and develop a broader view of both my particular field and higher education in general, and I have discovered new opportunities to apply my design and creative problem solving skills in situations that are complex, nuanced, and challenging.

This type of work has provided an opportunity to use the experience I have gained as a senior faculty member in service to guiding my institution and my unit, to mentoring junior colleagues, and to serving the needs of students through work that extends beyond my own classroom practice.

Chair, Department of Art, University of Nevada-Reno | 2019 – 2021
UNR is an R1 research institution and Nevada's public land-grant university.

Associate Director, School of Art+Design | 2007 – 2013 | 2014 – 2015.
Participated in all aspects of School operations: staffing and hiring, budget management (~$5 million/year), and strategic planning for a unit comprised of approximately 45 faculty and 15 staff, 500 undergraduates, and 100 graduate students. Responsible for curriculum development: approval of new courses, development and evolution of school-wide vision and curriculum, liaison with college office, fostering educational initiatives with other departments on campus. Led NASAD re-accreditation process.

Chair, Graphic Design | 2014-15
Oversaw complete curriculum re-design. Re-instituted MFA program. Mentored three assistant professors and one visiting professor.

Dean’s Fellow, College of Fine and Applied Arts | 2013 – 2014
Provided leadership to the college in curriculum and strategic planning at the Associate Dean level. Developed and led new online course initiative.

Acting Chair, Art Education | 2013 – 2015
Initiated online courses and mentored three assistant professors.

Associate Provost Fellow | 2006 – 2009
Responsibilities at the Associate Provost level, with a focus on creativity and innovation in teaching and learning. Represented the Provost on a variety of campus-wide committees that dealt with issues such as general education, interdisciplinarity, humanities and the arts, art and engineering, budget reform, revenue generation, instructional space, under-represented students. Member of the Provost’s Cabinet.

Division Chair, Media+Design Division | 2007
Oversaw approximately 22 full-time faculty in four programs: photography, new media, graphic design, industrial design. Coordinated curriculum and course scheduling. Mentored new and junior faculty. Participated in all aspects of division operation: recruitment and retention, evaluation and assessment of faculty, curriculum development, strategic planning, budgeting.

Program Chair, New Media | 2005 – 2007
Responsible for all aspects of a program comprised of five full-time faculty: hiring, mentoring, assessment, scheduling, budgeting, planning. Mentored three assistant professors. Co-founded the MFA program, coordinated the development of a new BFA degree.

MFA Program Coordinator | 2004 – 2007
Coordinated recruitment and admission procedures, academic assessment of students, financial aid and assistantships, curriculum development and evolution, and all aspects of yearly MFA exhibition for graduating students. [2006 exhibition catalog statement]

F E L L O W S H I P 
Fellow, Academic Leadership Program, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, (A consortium of Big Ten institutions; nominated by the Office of the Provost) | 2006 

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