- B.F.A., The University of Akron
- M.F.A., Kent State University
"My eldest son is a gifted artist. As a parent and artist, I closely followed his growth and accomplishments while at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. I was impressed with how his CCAD faculty shaped his life and character as they nurtured his talent and skills.
"This observation led me to my teaching philosophy. The students in my classes are the children of parents like me. I understand that they have entrusted me with the care of their young men and women and depend on me to prepare them for a successful career in their field of interest. I embrace this responsibility and take this approach with every student."
Awards, recognition and honors
ADDY Awards including Best of Show, Gold, Silver and Bronze; Cleveland Society of Communicating Artist Awards; Penny Awards including Best of Show; CASE National Grand Gold; Columbus International Film & Video Festival Award
American Advertising Federation, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Butler Museum of American Art, Telfair Museum of Art
Vice president, creative director, ST&P Marketing Communications; manager of graphic communications, The Little Tikes Co.; vice president, creative director, Brubaker and Associates; senior art director, The Jayme Organization; art director, Ketchum Communications, Full-Service Advertising; art director, Meldrum & Fewsmith Advertising; adjunct professor, University of Akron, Kent State University