Teaching provides the nexus between my practice as an artist and my lifelong pursuit of knowledge. My teaching methodologies emerge from direct engagement with over 1,000 undergraduate university and art school students. I am currently a lecturer in the History of Art and Visual Culture Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and the Critical Studies Program at California College of the Arts (CCA).
My pedagogical approach is multimodal, an adaptive model which is formed as much by the subject matter as by the students whom I am teaching. I address the ecology of digital media as an epistemological system wherein viewers are both consumers and creators of meaning, while encouraging students to become critical thinkers empowered to navigate, mitigate, and actively engage the densely saturated media landscape.
My teaching utilizes new media technology as a means to bring historical, situated, and fixed knowledge to life. To call forth objects from the past into a contemporary cultural milieu. I seek a creative commons with my students as a means to bring situated knowledge to bear on current subjects of study, particularly as they influence digital culture and its widespread impact on the world in which we live.
To learn more about my teaching methodologies, please view my Statement of Teaching Philosophy, or browse my course listing.
For teaching evaluations and examples of student work, please contact me