As an art educator, my focus is on research, teaching, and community engagement through the lens of collaborations and affective entanglements. My work primarily involves early childhood contexts, where I collaborate with young children, educators, and families. Aesthetic inquiry is my preferred pedagogy and research approach, where I place emphasis on creating meaning through reciprocal relationships. These relationships are fostered by embodied experiences, expressive languages, materials, and contextual elements.
I am an assistant professor of art education at the University of New Mexico. I have over 25 years of experience as an arts education researcher, professional development program developer, teacher to PreK-8th grade students, and museum educator.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you are interested in working together!