Ph.D. Art History – 2007 – University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Senior Lecturer – August 2020-present –
Department of Visual Arts, University of North Georgia
Awards / Grants
2023-2024 Presidential Innovation Incentive Award – University of North Georgia. With Elissa Ferguson. "The Historic Church Project: community engagement through undergraduate research and information design."
Best Collaborative Campus Event Award for the 2022-2023 Academic Year – 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibition. Awarded to Department of Visual Arts and Multicultural Student Affairs. 2023 Blue and Gold Awards, University of North Georgia.
2022-2023 LEAP into Action Grant – University of North Georgia. “The Hispanic and Latino/a Connection: real-world experiential learning for UNG art students and high school students in North Georgia.” Newsroom Article; “LEAP into Action: An Opportunity to Shake Things Up.”
2021 UNG Teaching Excellence Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty – University of North Georgia.
2021 eHero Award – eCampus – University System of Georgia. Faculty Spotlight
Courses Designed and Currently Taught
Internship in Visual Arts. Supervision of Department of Visual Arts students completing internships in art history, studio arts, graphic design, and digital arts. Weekly reporting and final assessments. [Teaching Fall 2023]
Art History Undergraduate Research. Independent study course supporting the production of scaffolded research and scholarly writing for advanced art history students. Individualized mentoring. Writing intensive. [Teaching Fall 2023]
Mexican and U.S. Latino/a Art. Course exploring the most important developments in the history of Mexico from the Aztec Empire until the 1960s, and Chicano art in the United States since the 1960s. Online delivery. Writing intensive. [Last taught Spring 2022]
Topics in Latin American and Latinx Art. Course exploring Latin American and Latinx art exhibitions as the foundation of the development of the field of Latin American art history. Discussion and oral presentation format. Writing intensive. [Scheduled Spring 2023]
Pop Art. Course focused on international Pop art expressions from the 1960s until the 1980s. Online instruction. Writing intensive. [Last taught summer 2023]
Modern Art History. Course highlighting the most important developments in the history of European art since the mid-19th century until 1945. Interactive lecture format. Writing intensive. [Teaching Fall 2023]
History of Graphic Design. Course highlighting the most important developments in the history of graphic design, including technological changes, since the early 19th century until the present day. Online instruction. Writing intensive. [Teaching Fall 2023]
Visual Literacy and Communication. Course exploring a variety of topics including minority artists, the art market, digital art, storytelling methods, art historical approaches, and visual culture. Topics vary semester to semester. Discussion and oral presentation format. Writing intensive. [Teaching Fall 2023]
Introduction to Art History II - Course highlighting most important artworks, artists, and historical contexts since the Late Gothic period until the early 2000s. Interactive lecture format. Focus on visual, stylistic, and comparative analysis skills. [Teaching Fall 2023]
Organization of University Exhibitions and Events
Project Coordinator. 2023 Bayeux Tapestry Replica Exhibit. Convocation Center. University of North Georgia. September 26-28, 2023. Newsroom Article. Access WDUN Article. WGAU Article. LinkedIn Post. Website Information.
Curator and Organizer. Celebrating Connections: 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibition. Jointly sponsored by Department of Visual Arts and Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Library and Technology Center, University of North Georgia. September 21-October 19, 2023. LinkedIn Post.
Organizer. Challenge Coin Competition for District 9 Georgia, sponsored by State Representative Will Wade. March-April, 2023. Newsroom Article.
Project Manager. Tradition and Transculturalism in Latinx Art. An exhibition featuring high school students in North Georgia, curated and organized by UNG students enrolled in ART 3570, Spring 2023. The John Amoss Student Art Gallery, Arts & Technology Building, room 1905, Gainesville campus, University of North Georgia, March 30-April 20, 2023. LinkedIn Post.
Curator and Organizer. 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Student Art Exhibition. Jointly sponsored by Department of Visual Arts and Multicultural Student Affairs. Student Gallery, Arts & Technology Building, room 1905, Gainesville campus, University of North Georgia. September 23-October 14, 2022. Web Catalog – Newsroom Article
Mentor. An average of fifteen students per semester mentored upon request in a variety of situations. | Advising and registration | Graduate school applications| Student scholarship and awards nominations | Recommendation letters written to support study abroad, internships, graduate school, and employment applications | Overseeing of research projects and academic writing | Conference presentation coaching | Information about Visual Arts programs | Tours of Visual Arts facilities.
Founder and Faculty Advisor. TimeFrame – UNG Art History Club, since Fall 2019.
Institutional Service at the University of North Georgia
Chair. Visual Arts Scholarships Committee. Since Fall 2023.
Chair. Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs Committee [UNG]. Since Fall 2023.
Co-Chair. With María José Maguire. Latinx Faculty and Staff Committee [UNG]. Since Fall 2023.
Member. University of North Georgia Academic Affairs Committee. Since Fall 2023.
Member. College of Arts and Letters Curriculum Committee. Since Fall 2021.
Member. Visual Arts Curriculum Development Committee. Since Summer 2021.
Internship Coordinator (Fall/Spring) - Since Fall 2022 - Monitors internships for students in B.A. Graphic Design, B.A. Digital Arts, and B.A. Art Marketing, and the Art History Minor. Assists students in finding and securing internships. Observes students’ learning processes during internship and collects information. Provides advise with the writing of the internship agreements between students and site supervisors.
Master Faculty Advisor - Since Summer 2020 - Delivers Maximize Your Major sessions at UNG Orientations for new and transfer students. Assists students with advising and registration questions.
Other Institutional Service
Subject Matter Expert. ARTS 1100 Art Appreciation eCore. Contracted to revise and develop materials for this course. Fall 2023.
Teaching Trainings and Certifications
Certificate in Effective College Instruction. Demonstration of comprehensive knowledge and skills that constitute the ACUE Effective Practice Framework. Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). Earned April 27, 2023.
Quality Matters Certification. Online course design and delivery – UNG Online. ART 3570 Mexican and U.S. Latino Art. Earned December 2021.
Participant. Encouraging Students to Take Ownership of Their Learning With HIPS. Faculty Learning Community led by Dr. Esther Morgan-Ellis. Chancellor’s Learning Scholars Program. Spring 2022.
Participant. Discovering Your Leadership Capabilities. Workshop directed by Dr. Carl Ohrenberg. Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (CTLL), University of North Georgia. Fall 2021.
Academic Presentations and Publications
Academic Presentation. "The UNG Bayeux Tapestry Replica: a tool for pedagogical innovation and student engagement." Faculty Conference, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, November 8, 2023.
Workshop Leader. “Applied Learning: LEAP and HIP Assignment Models for the Arts and Humanities,” 2023-2024 Research-Based Teaching Series, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, University of North Georgia, March 1, 2023.
Academic Presentation. “Latin American Immigrant Artists in Metro Atlanta: Melvin Toledo and Pedro Fuertes,” 26th Annual Conference on the Americas, University of Georgia, February 17, 2023.
Workshop Leader. “Art Now! Modern and Contemporary Art from the Art Museum of the Americas collection: A museum visit and discussion with college students,” Women’s Leadership Program, George Washington University, October 6, 2022.
Academic Presentation. “Iconographies of Rebellion in Chicana Art,” Department of Art History, George Washington University, October 6, 2022.
Peer-Reviewed Article. “Alternative Sources for Arturo.” The Latin Americanist (Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies Periodical), v. 53 no. 1 (March 2009): 3-26. <peer-reviewed> Summary.
Catalog Entry. “Alfredo Hlito, Ritmos Cromáticos III (1949).” In The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, edited by Gabriel Pérez Barreiro, pp. 114-116. Austin: Blanton Museum of Art and Fundación Cisneros, 2007.
Catalog Entry. “Tomás Maldonado, Desarrollo de 14 Temas (1951-1952).” In The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, edited by Gabriel Pérez Barreiro, pp. 120-123. Austin: Blanton Museum of Art and Fundación Cisneros, 2007.
Catalog Entry. “Antonio Berni.” In Blanton Museum of Art: Latin American Collection, edited by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, pp. 108-111. Austin: Blanton Museum of Art, 2006.
Catalog Entry. “Alfredo Hlito.” In Blanton Museum of Art: Latin American Collection, edited by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, pp. 234-235. Austin: Blanton Museum of Art, 2006.