Curriculum Vitae

I teach introductory philosophy courses, often using multicultural texts: Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, Critical Reasoning, Ethics, Business Ethics, and Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics. I turned to philosophy to understand my role as an artist in the world. I also serve as a volunteer mediator in my community.

EDUCATION

M.A., Philosophy (of Art and Aesthetics), California State University, Long Beach, California, 2007

B.A., Visual Arts (Ceramics and Printmaking), Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, 1995

PHILOSOPHY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Philosophy Instructor
Fall 2011 – Present
Department of Philosophy, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California
Introduction to Philosophy, Moral Values/Ethical Decisions, Business Ethics

Philosophy Instructor
Fall 2009 – Present
Department of Philosophy, Ventura College, Ventura, California
Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy

Philosophy Instructor
Spring 2008 and Fall 2008
Department of Philosophy, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, California
Critical Thinking, Symbolic Logic, Introduction to Philosophy

Philosophy Instructor
Fall 2007, Spring 2008 and Fall 2008
Department of Philosophy, California State University, Long Beach, California
Critical Reasoning

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Fall 2004 and Spring 2005
Department Of Philosophy, California State University, Long Beach, California
Introduction to Ethics; Culture, Creativity and Ideas

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Intensive Behavioral Intervention Tutor
January 2003 – August 2003
Ocean View School District, Huntington Beach, California
Tutored preschool children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the development of communication, social, adaptive, behavioral, and academic skills; alleviated maladaptive behaviors using Applied Behavior Analysis discrete-trial strategies.

Founder and Acting Coach
January 2000 – July 2001
Actor’s Toolbox Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia
Founded & directed study workshop for professional actors. Taught vocal and physical techniques, text interpretation, monologue preparation, scene work & acting exercises.

Resident Advisor
Summers 1993, 1995, 1997
Bennington July Program, Bennington College, Vermont
Chaperoned, advised, and conducted workshops for high school students in a pre-college experience.

Teacher’s Assistant
Winters 1992 & 1994
Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction, Colorado
Internships teaching art to normative and special needs high school students.
Counseled students.

MEDIATION SKILLS AND TRAINING

July 2012-Present Volunteer Mediator, Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, Ventura, California
June 2012 Basic Mediation Training, Center for Civic Mediation, LA County Bar Association, Los Angeles

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITIONS

April 2011. “Who is Art?” Paper presentation for the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Visual Arts (SPSVA) at the Conference for the American Philosophical Association (APA), San Diego, CA

March 2010. Review of Critical Thinking: A User’s Manual for Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, Boston, MA

August 2007. On the Concept of Performance Art. Master’s Thesis, California State University, Long Beach

April 2005. Thesis Presentation of On the Concept of Performance Art, Philosophy Section of Western Social Science Association (WSSA) Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico

August 2002. Cover story: “Graffiti and Local Business.” The Promised Land. 11:8:Cover Photography and page 5

March 2001. Cream – 5th Annual Art Exhibition, Etchings exhibited, Gallery 1181, Atlanta, GA

January 2000. Aurora Art Show, Linoleum prints exhibited, Aurora Coffee, Atlanta, GA

June 1999. Producer, “The Twinge”, film selected for 23rd Annual Atlanta Film & Video Festival, and introduced by John Pierson, Atlanta, GA

September 1995-June 2001. Numerous theater and film performances, Atlanta, Georgia

Fall 1994. Cover Illustration: “Woman Spinning on her Axis.” Linoleum cut print, Silo, 50:Cover Illustration, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Fall 1994. “Woman Offering Pie to the Devil.” Lithograph print, Silo, 50:40, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Fall 1991. The Mirror at Two AM. Chapbook: poetry, drawings and photography, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement
Center for Civic Mediation, Los Angeles
American Philosophical Association
American Association of Philosophy Teachers
Western Social Science Association
American Society for Aesthetics
Society for the Philosophical Study of the Visual Arts

HONORS
Phi Kappa Phi, California State University, Long Beach 2005

AVOCATION
Blues and Jazz Violin

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