art photographer, photo historian and university of new mexico professor emeritus thomas barrow was on my first year graduate review committee, was one of my seminar professors, then later chaired my mfa committee. I owe him a debt of gratitude.
as an undergraduate at carnegie-mellon university, I studied art history with art philosopher, cultural critic/writer, and intellectual giant, professor emeritus david carrier. his teaching was a-maz-ing.
for nine years, both in new york city, and during the summers of 2004 and 2007 at his mysore, india yoga shala, I studied ashtanga yoga with renowned yogi, sanskrit scholar, professor, and now late sri k pattabhi jois. he is a fixture in my psyche.
while working on my mfa at the university of new mexico, I studied theory and aesthetics and contemporary art history with art historian libby lumpkin. her thinking, most engaging reading lists, and challenging discussions greatly influenced me.
during my mfa program at the university of new mexico, I studied sexualities, genders and feminisms with author and now emeritus professor gordon mackenzie. I was impacted by her generous teaching style and her humor.
my westment hilltop high school art teacher, mr. glenn brougher encouraged me to become an artist, and to apply to the pennsylvania governor's school for the arts, which I did. During the summer of 1978 I was fortunate to attend. Mr. Brougher and the Governor's School set me up for my life's work, and to both, I am forever grateful.
at what is now george washington university's corcoran school of the arts and design, I studied with the notable artist robert stackhouse during my junior year of my bfa program. he was kind and generous with his time and insights.
during my undergraduate years at carnegie-mellon university, I studied painting with artist and professor roger tibbetts. I took three painting classes with him. he significantly influenced my painting practice...for life.
during my junior year of my bfa program at what is now george washington university's corcoran school of the arts and design, I studied with interdisciplinary artist, cross-cultural scholar, and author, rosemary wright.