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Spring 2008, Ph.D., Interdisciplinary in Media, Art & Text, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.  Coursework completed. Comprehensive Exam Part 1 passed. Straight A average.


2002, Masters in Children=s Literature Degree, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia,

Straight A average, Thesis available for reviewCincludes children=s stories, illustrations and critical essays.


B.A. Degree, Greenville College, Math Major, Minor English & Art, 3.95/4.00 GPA

Further undergraduate coursework: Graphic Design ProgramCUniversity of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, 4.00/4.00GPA

Parkland College, Champaign/Urbana, painting  & technical drawing coursesC4.00/4.00 GPA

Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, VA, computer art courses, 4.00/4.00 GPA Thomas Nelson Community College, Williamsburg, VA, web-design, audited


Valedictorian, Greenville High School, 4.00/4.00 GPA


Job Experience (Most Recent, further information available upon request):


Associate Production Editor (current and on-going), Blackbird: An Online Journal of Literature & the Arts, the award-winning joint production of New Virginia Review, Inc. and Virginia Commonwealth University Department of English.  Current issue at


Professor, Adjunct (current and on-going), VCU School of the Arts, Communication Arts Department, Courses taught (most recent): Design, Design/Drawing, Typography (200-level), Children=s Imagery, Sequential Imaging (400-level)CFall/05 to Spring/08 (I continued teaching during my enrollment in the Ph.D. program as a TA.. Virginia Commonwealth University is the #1 public and tied for #4 public/private art university in the U.S. according to the U.S. News & World Report annual rating of universities).


Full Teaching Assistantship during my VCU Ph.D. enrollment.


Other: Art Director/Wheelock Associates Advertising Design Firm (& free-lance artist), Hanover, NH;

            Staff artist/Solo Cup Company, Urbana, IL;

            Owner-Art Director/STELLAR ART Graphic Design Agency, Hanover, NH (Client list includes Dartmouth College, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, City of Hanover, the historic Hanover Inn, Valley Beautiful, Planned Parenthood, Century 21, BaySon Co., etc.)




With proficiency in Photoshop, Quark, & Illustrator (and a Wacom tablet), Powerpoint, Word, as well as training in Frontpage and Dreamweaver, and an emerging knowledge of Maya and Flash, among other computer design programs, I also have knowledge of photography, as well as Photostat cameras and platemakers, withdarkroom and press experience. I have considerable job experience in all stages of typography, layout design and illustration, as well as book preparation from the board to the press. I have work experience as an editor, art director, writer and painter in a variety of mediums including watercolor, pastels, oils, acrylic, gouache and digital.


I currently teach as an Adjunct Professor for the Communication Arts Department in the School of the Arts at VCU, Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, VA, as I pursue my Ph.D.


The Interdisciplinary Ph.D Degree in Media, Art & Text that I currently pursue investigates multiple media including publishing, literature, art, film, theater, advertising, and the emerging areas of hypertext in its variety of hybrid forms—practical study in how to use them, how they interact with one another, as well as their history and potential effects on society.   During this program, my personal focus has been on the impact of new media on Children’s Literature and Narrative in its various forms, particularly the picture book form, as well as on the Narrative and Design/Illustration fields.


In 2002 I received my Masters Degree in Children's Literature from Hollins University.


I have extensive critical, professional and historical knowledge of the Children’s Book field, its history & criticism, notables, current and emerging trends, processes, awards, societies, issues/debates, etc.  I have acquired a considerable children’s book collection.  I have knowledge of fiction and informational books, YA novels, children’s films, animation, and theatre, science fiction and fantasy.


References:   Available upon request.

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