Curriculum Vitae


PhD Candidate in Media and Communication, European Graduate School, Saas Fe, Switzerland, Expected August 2017

Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, Carbondale, IL, August 2008

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Art Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester, NY, August 2002


Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Media Arts                                                             Multiple sections of Introduction to Photography and Digital Imaging. Curriculum: basic foundation of black and white film, traditional darkroom use, photography’s role in art history; contemporary art and media arts also explored. Digital Imaging utilized Adobe Photoshop as the primary software, copyright issues and law covered

Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Communications                                                                   Multiple sections of Visual Communication Design. Curriculum: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and WordPress. Basic layout practices for print and web media, Attention also on elements and principles of design

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Art
Introduction to Digital Imaging, Spring 2012. Purpose of course was to introduce variety of software and to educate with an interdisciplinary awareness. Main focus on technical skill set; conceptual applications of software integral to course. Taught Intro to Photo, Fall 2012, breadth course using DSLR’s and Adobe Lightroom for digital capture and editing. Contemporary issues and conceptual development inclusive to course

Summer 2011
Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
Taught teen Workshops with focus on urban and industrial landscape of Southwest Pennsylvania region. Consisted of teen friendly lectures and slide shows, various photography outings, group critiques. Lead Photo Safari for teens and adults

Spring, 2008
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, Lab Instructor, School of Journalism
Graphic Communication Lab OF 80+ students, focused on Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. Also studied photography’s role throughout history of graphic design

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, Instructor of Record, Department of Cinema-Photography
Introduction to Black and White Photography. Developed curriculum and experimented with teaching techniques to identify effective ways of reaching and captivating students. Curriculum: camera skills, film processing and printing, darkroom regulations and safety. Received positive feedback

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, Teaching Assistant, Department of Cinema-Photography
Photo 1. Helped develop the curriculum and demonstrated use of camera and darkroom printing and processing. Lead all darkroom labs independently

The Community Darkroom, Rochester, NY, Instructor
Developed syllabus and course materials for adult photography classes, “Photography: An Introduction” and “Beyond the Basic Portrait.” Worked with children in after school program for photography, fifth through eighth graders


Brew House Association, Pittsburgh, PA, Non-Profit Artist Cooperative Gallery and Performance Venue
Became Gallery Coordinator September 2012. Responsible for leading committee meetings, curating and organizing exhibitions, communicating with artists, programming events and community outreach. Also worked on committee to reestablish residency program; rewriting application materials, reviewing applicants. Their mission is to provide accessible and affordable space to regional artists who are motivated to pursue their artistic endeavors

Art All Night, Pittsburgh, PA, Community Art Event, Volunteer/Team Leader
Organized children’s activities area for two years for large scale community art happening. Choreographed artist demonstrations and art education activities for more than 300 young people. Organized 400+ volunteers for 2013 event

The Red Ear, Alto Pass, IL, Art Space, Founder/Owner
Founded and managed The Red Ear, an open-ended art space. Selected and worked with artists to organize, promote and run one-to six-week art shows in the mediums of photography, painting, glass and metal work, ceramics, sculpture and installation. Gained valuable experience operating a business, including accounting, marketing and community networking

Heartland Arts, Southern Illinois, Co-Founder and Coordinator
Collaborated with two other women to create Heartland Arts, an initiative to organize and promote art shows at wineries on the Southern Illinois wine trail. Worked with 20+ artists and coordinated eight events including four art festivals, two photography shows and a photo contest

Professional Assistant to Painter Eileen Doman
Organized and archived photography collection, prepared artwork for exhibition

art_about, Art Curator, Organizer and Promoter
Created, organized, and spearheaded art_about, a series of mobile art shows. Selected and worked with artists (15-20 per show). Coordinated installation, promotion, film screenings and event times. Recruited and managed volunteers for each event. Offered artists an opportunity to exhibit work, created dialogue about artwork, established bridges between different art/photography programs

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, GALLERY 1101, Gallery Manager
Managed the gallery space for the Cinema and Photography Department. Coordinated with artists, choreographed exhibition schedules, and changed displays on monthly basis. Curated exhibitions for the following semesters and oversaw all shipping needs between artists, other galleries and the University

Rochester Photographic, Lab & Sales Associate
Provided professional service to store customers, processed and printed digital, C-41, E6, black and white, and antique film. Digital restoration, slide duplication, and scanning.


2014                                                                                                                                                                                                               Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic Conference Members’ Show Juried Photography Exhibit, Lancaster, PA       GRIT: The Urban LandscapeJuried Photography Exhibit, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA                                                         Landscape: Looking at Photography Juried Photography Exhibit, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR                                 Sustainability Juried Photography Exhibit, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH                                                                                                Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Arts Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA

2013                                                                                                                                                                                                       Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic Region Adjunct Scholarship to attend National Conference                 Photography and Environmental Concern Juried Photography Exhibit, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

Pittsburgh ‘Open Show’ Artist Lecture with Christine Holtz for Greenspace Dumpsites, Pittsburgh, PA                                            Media Arts Faculty Exhibition Robert Morris University, Wheatley Center, Moon, PA                                                            Generations: Six of the Best Invitational Photography Exhibition, Sewickley Arts Initiative, Sewickley, PA
MAD about the ARTS Benefit Event McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH

Urban Landscape Juried Photography Exhibit, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Faculty Xposed Robert Morris University Faculty Show, Media Arts Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Mapping the Self Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
An Atlas of Radical Cartography Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
it’s a growing thing Thesis exhibit & panel discussion, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL

MFA Candidate Thesis Preview Show Southern Illinois University Museum, Carbondale, IL
MWSPE Juried Student Exhibition W. Dale Clark Library, Omaha NE
A reorganization of concept Art Alley, SIUC Student Center, Carbondale, IL

Celebrating Excellence Union County Juried Art Show, Rahway, NJ*

International Juried Show NJCVA, Summit, NJ

An Introduction: Lauren Zadikow Summit JCC, Summit, NJ
Juried Photography Exhibit WAC, Watchung, NJ*
Black Portraits Center at High Falls Gallery, Rochester, NY

*merit award earned


2015                                                                                                                                                                                                              Society for Photographic Education, Atmospheres: Climate, Equity and Community in Photography New Orleans, LA            Image Maker Presentation on 50 Greenspace Dumpsites with Christine Holtz, project collaborator

2014                                                                                                                                                                                                        Artist Lecture­ West Virginia Wesleyan College, via Google Hangout

2013                                                                                                                                                                                                           Midwest Society for Photographic Education Conference, re:search Lincoln, NE                                                                  Presented photography series, 50 Greenspace Dumpsites, with collaborator. Discussed research and production process, as well as future goals of project. Environmental issues as well as underlying socio-economic concerns examined

Art Institute San Francisco San Francisco, CA                                                                                                                                   Guest artist and portfolio reviewer in Digital Video/Cinematography class

2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                Open Show, Juried Art Presentations Pittsburgh, PA                                                                                                                      Shared new work with collaborator of PGH Dumpsites series. Discussed community engagement, our relationship with volunteer groups, and conducted Q&A about images

Midwest Society for Photographic Education Conference, A River Runs Through Us; Engaged Documentary Practice
Flint, MI. Image-maker Presentation, it’s a growing thing
Showed current work, described research on consumer behavior and its relationship to the landscape of urban and suburban locales. Discussed society’s use of public space.

it’s a growing thing Organized and Moderated Panel Discussion, Carbondale, IL
Conversation with two of the key-holders from Mess Hall (Chicago) and an environmental activist who was proposing to take over a city structure for environmental education, discussed the use of space throughout the public sphere, and transforming places into multi-use spaces geared towards art, education and sustainability.

Rethinking Marxism University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
Organized and co-moderated “Practicing Situated Practice” panel discussion.

Bioneers Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
Co-led “Environmental Education Vehicle Proposal,” a round table about a hypothesized mobile education vehicle.

Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender St. Louis, MO
Participated on Ethnographic Fieldwork panel and presented work on the connections between mapping, memory and the concept of home.

Constructions Artist Talk, Wham Auditorium SIUC, Carbondale, IL
Discussed current work in progress, and interconnectedness between different areas of research being
conducted; mainly environmental behaviorism, public space, consumption and familiarity.

Midwest Society for Photographic Education, Down by the Riverside: Politics, Propaganda, and Pixels
St. Louis, MO. Graduate Student Presentation.


Society for Photographic Education (Member since 2002)
New Jersey Center for Visual Arts (Member since 1997)
Freelancers Union (Member since 2008)
Association of American Geographers (past Member)


Photography & Digital Courses Introduction to Photography, Photo 1, Portrait Lighting, Introduction to Photography with DSLR, Digital Imaging (Photoshop), Introduction to Digital Imaging (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver), Visual Communication Design (Principles and Elements of Design, Indesign, Photoshop, WordPress), Graphic Communication (Photoshop and InDesign)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photography Proficient in all areas of photography including traditional B&W, color, film and digital production. Scanning and large format printing. Alternative processes including cyanotypes and Van Dyke browns.

Software Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash Catalyst, Lightroom, InDesign, Acrobat), Quark XPress, Word Press, Microsoft Office, DVD Studio Pro, WebCT and Blackboard

Other Digital audio recording and editing experience, video documentation and editing experience

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