I received my MFA (sculpture specialization) from Syracuse University (1989) and my BFA (sculpture specialization) from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1986). Following graduation, I taught in Wyoming and Texas.
Every student in order to succeed must possess an open mind and a passion for their study. My approach to teaching is based upon these two firm beliefs. Although on a surface level one may think of art in academically isolationist terms, the importance of a broad educational grounding to encompass a variety of areas, from philosophy to history to the sciences, also heavily influences my pedagogical thought. In addition to these convictions and specifically directing my own teaching practice are the crucial values of honesty to my students and respect for hard work.
I have exhibited in many venues throughout the U.S. including solo exhibitions at Laumeier Sculpture Park, Amarillo Museum of Art, Huntsville Museum of Art and an invitational exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. I was also the recipient of a Fullbright Senior Scholar Award to Hungary. I employ a variety of techniques including cast metal, wood and steel fabrication, stone carving, and modeling in my sculpture.