posted by CAA — Dec 18, 2023
I respectfully and enthusiastically submit my candidacy for the 2024–2028 College Art Association (CAA) Board of Directors term. As an artist and educator who embraces ﬂexibility and lifelong learning, I am motivated by the organization’s mission for advocacy, intellectual engagement, and diversity. In addition, through my artistic and educational practices, I seek to support collaboration and communication while pursuing constructive outcomes. My art practice examines social contexts of gender and sexuality. It explores conceptual frames that reﬂect my LGBTQ+ identity. As such, I am invested ardently in the many human facets of social justice, especially as these issues relate to equity and inclusion in art and art education. I earned three master’s degrees from accomplished institutions – educational experiences that reﬂect programmatic diversity in studio art, business, and journalism. My professional experience includes comprehensive responsibility for ﬁnancial and policy maters both in academia and the technology industry. In addition, as an artist and educator, I have invested signiﬁcantly in my art practice, leveraging these activities in collaboration with my students. Since 2021, I have served CAA to evaluate conference session proposals as a member of the Council of Readers. During this time, I worked with the organization’s staﬀ to ensure continued scholastic and creative excellence for presentations. As well, I have presented and chaired sessions at past CAA conferences. I believe that as an Assistant Professor of Art at the Kentucky College of Art + Design (KyCAD), I would represent CAA members’ goals and interests eﬀectively.