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Associate Professor of Art & Design


1977, M.F.A., in Painting and Drawing.  Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
1975, Utah Teaching Certificate: Secondary Education. Southern Utah State College, Cedar City, Utah
1974, B.S. in Art Composite (Painting/Drawing/Printmaking).  Southern Utah State College, Cedar City, Utah

Areas of creative work and research include drawing, painting, and writing.

“Get Real,” Southern Utah University Faculty Exhibition, February 9 – March 11, 2006, Braithwaite Gallery.
Group Exhibition, “Southern Utah University Faculty: ’Mostly Real’”, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, January 6 – February 1, 2006.
Southern Utah University Faculty Exhibition, Jan.-Mar. 2005, Braithwaite Gallery.
18th Annual Religious and Spiritual Art of Utah Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art. November 2 – December 28, 2003.
Southern Utah University Faculty Exhibit, Cedar City, Utah; 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1984, 1983, 1982.

Southern Utah Artist Invitational; 1984, 1983, 1981.
"Small Dimensions '83", National Juried Exhibition, Cedar City, UT, 1983.
38th Annual Cedar City National Art Exhibition, Cedar City, UT, 1979
Group Show, Phillips Gallery, S.L.C., UT, 1978.
Two Person Show, Braithwaite Gallery, Cedar City, UT, 1977
Two Person Show, Drake University, Des Moines, IA, 1977
"New Directions in Drawing and Painting", St. Louis, MO, 1976
Solo Exhibit, Southern Utah State College, 1974.


Contract with Prentice Hall to write ancillary materials for Marilyn Stokstad’s Art: A Brief History: Third Edition. Student Study Guide, Instructor’s Manual, and test item file, 2006.
“Contesting the Code: Navigating Reactions to Dan Brown’s Book”, Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Cambridge, U.K. Aug. 2005. Published in the conference proceedings.
“The Da Vinci Code”, Lecture at Art Major Seminar, Southern Utah University, February 17, 2005.
“Swear to Tell the Truth the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth”, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan. 13-16, 2005. Published in the conference proceedings.
“Virtual Reality Versus Decorative Beauty in the Achievements of Italian Painting”, SUU’s International Week (History 2920/4920), November 4, 2003
The Post-Modern Muse or The Resilience of the Modernist Antagonist”, presented at the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters annual meeting, April 6, 2001.  Awarded 2001 
Outstanding Paper in the Arts Division by the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Published in the Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.


Named Southern Utah University’s Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2005-2006
Chair of the Department of Art and Design, Southern Utah University, July 2004-present
Wrote proposal and documentation for degree changes to include Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and guided them through the Regent’s approval in Summer 2005
Headed changes of department title to “Department of Art and Design”
Six trips to Europe to study art history and many trips in the United States for the same purpose.
Organized three educational tours of six European cities for groups from S.U.U., May 2006, May 2004, May 2002, and May 2000.
Student represented in the S.U.U. Student-Faculty Scholarship Day, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002.
Six students represented in the Utah Symposium in the History of Art, 1995-1999.
President,  Brown's Woodworking, Inc., 1986-2002.
Chairman, Cedar City Art Committee, 1982-83.      
Worked at Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, 1977-78.