My road in life has been direct.
I grew up in a family that encouraged me to want to do different things!
I found a mentor in college who believed in me.
I sought an opportunity to teach my peers, something that scared me at the time!
I got to know my first cohort of students as whole people, realizing teaching was more than lecture.
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Associate Professor of Art History

I teach and research topics in art history.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Philosophy & Religion
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Depending on the day I am either in class and in meetings for most of the day, or I am grading and conducting research. Both are full and busy days, but they are the yin and yang of one another. One involves lots of people, interactions, and exchanges, while the other requires focus and as much solitude as I can negotiate!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Don't assume that your art history courses in high school reflect what people who study art history do for a living. We don't memorize slides and talk about style all day long. There are lots of jobs an art history degree can prepare you for but most importantly you'll learn to look and think critically about all the "texts" you encounter, both written and visual. Take as many courses in history, religion, language, philosophy, art, and literature as you can!

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Art history is a waste of time. No one cares about it here."