I am an artist, teacher, and scholar from eastern Pennsylvania. I was a high school art teacher for five years before earning a Ph.D. in Art Education at the University of Illinois. I’ve taught in higher education since 2011 where I’ve coordinated an art education program, mentored graduate students, supervised student teachers, and served on different university committees. My research interests include arts-based research methods, psychoanalysis, teacher retention, and wordless narratives. I’ve published scholarship in many academic journals, including Visual Art Research and Art / Research International, and have released my first monograph, a wordless novel entitled, Nothing is a Cure. I’m currently working on my second wordless novel while researching other topics that explore the intersections of art, research, and teaching. I currently reside in Albuquerque New Mexico where I am faculty in Art Education at the University of New Mexico.