Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, visual culture studies
M.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, political science
B.A., Marquette University, Milwaukee, political science
Assistant Professor of Professional Communication, Alverno College, Milwaukee, 2010-present
Assistant Professor, Public Scholar of Visual Culture, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 2007-2010
Writing: The Editing Process, Fall 2010 and Spring 2011
Advanced Media Studies and Multimedia Presentation, Fall 2010 and Spring 2011
Newswriting, Fall 2010 and Spring 2011
Museums and Public Culture, Spring 2010
Site-Specificity in Contemporary Art, Spring 2010
Art and Nature, Spring 2009
Curatorial Practices, Spring 2008, Spring 2009
Parades and Performance in Contemporary Art, Spring 2008
Visual Culture, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009
Collections Care and Management, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009
Museum Internship, continuously from Fall 2007 to Spring 2010
“Looking Again at La Grande Vitesse,” Public Art Dialogue, 1:1 (February 2011).
“Acts of Association: Allison Smith’s Craft as Civic Practice,” Journal of Modern Craft, 2:2 (July 2009), 183-200.
“Producing La Grande Vitesse: Civic Symbolism, Vernacular Archives and Public Sculpture in Grand Rapids, Michigan,” Juilee Decker, ed., “Focus: Public Art,” special edition of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, 4:3 (Summer 2008), 211-224.
“Ute Ritschel: Curator, Cultural Anthropologist, Theory Performer,” Arts Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007.
“Forward? Wisconsin’s Idea of Public Art,” Public Art Review, 34 (Spring/Summer 2006), 53-55.
Conference Papers, Panels and Posters
“Public Art and Digital Devices,” Embodied Placemaking, Center for 21st Century Studies Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, April 29, 2011.
“Panel Response: Democratization, Social Media, and Wikipedia,” College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, February 12, 2010.
“Abstract Publics, Mobile Publics: Openings to Art and Politics,” Abstraction in the Public Sphere: New Approaches Conference, University of Notre Dame, September 25, 2009.
“Making Sculpture City: The Place of Public Art in Civic Life,” International Sculpture Center, Sculpture in Public Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 2, 2008.
“Performing Publicness: Making Do with Public Art,” Cultural Studies Association, Visual Culture Division, Annual Conference, New York, May 24, 2008.
“Big Red Thing: Civic Spectacle and Public Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan,” College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, February 14-17, 2007.
“Transilience: Public/Private Gestures,” TRANS: Visual Culture Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 21, 2006.
“Touchdowns and Turnovers: Public Art as Political Football,” Americans for the Arts/Public Art Network Annual Conference, Milwaukee, June 2, 2006.
“Getting in the Game: American Politics and Public Art,” Bauhaus Universität-Weimar, ACC Monday Night Lectures, Weimar, Germany, May 22, 2006.
“Public Art, Politics, and the Public Sphere,” College Art Association, Visual Culture Caucus, Annual Conference, Boston, February 25, 2006.
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions, 2009
IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design Faculty Travel Award, 2008, 2009
Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Exploration Travel Grant, 2008
IUPUI School of Liberal Arts Summer Research and Creative Activity Grant, 2008
UW Foundation Dissertation Support Award, 2007
Vilas Travel Fellowship, UW-Madison Graduate Student Collaborative, 2006, 2007
College Art Association Travel Grant, 2006
UW-Madison Zillman Scholarship Award, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Treasurer, Public Art Dialogue, an affiliated society of College Art Association, 2008-2011 (3-year term)
IUPUI Liaison to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 2007-2010
Chair, Search Committee for Art History Lecturer, Herron School of Art and Design, 2009-2010
Academic Affairs Committee, Herron School of Art and Design, 2009-2010 (1-year term)
Visiting Artists/Exhibitions Committee, Herron School of Art and Design, 2007-2009 (2-year term)
Strategic Planning Committee, Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life, 2007-2010
Graduate Admissions Committee, Museum Studies, School of Liberal Arts, 2007-2010