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EDUCATION
August 2004 MFA in Advertising/Design, Marywood University, GPA 3.98
May 1989 BA in Art, Concentration Graphic Design, Mercyhurst College, Summa Cum Laude

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Fall 96 – 98 Mercyhurst College Part-time Instructor, Non-Tenure Track
Fall 98 – 04 Mercyhurst College Full-time Instructor & Graphic Design Program Director,
Non-Tenure Track
Fall 04 – 10 Mercyhurst College Assistant Professor & Graphic Design Program Director,
Non-Tenure Track
Fall 10 –13 Mercyhurst University Assistant Professor & Graphic Design Program Director,
Tenure Track
Fall 14 Mercyhurst University Associate Professor & Chair of the Art Department,
Tenured

Responsibilities include:
• Curriculum development and instruction of the classes listed below.
• Program Direction (uncompansated) which include course development to build an overall successful
and complete program for student training and experiential learning
• Oversight of a 21 unit Mac computer lab.
• Facility and supply maintenance.
• Advisement, on average, of 40 students.
• Recruitment and training of Adjunct Graphic Design Faculty.
• Developer of Individualized Studios (uncompensated until 2011) for focused independent student
learning. This includes 13 Lumen Individualized Studios over the years.

CourseWork:
Intro to Graphic Design 28 classes:
Students learn to create and evaluate graphic design through proper use and understanding of communication
and design theory, idea generation and design techniques, terminology, and technology. Adobe
CS6 computer applications are introduced with emphasis on idea generation, stages of design, and craftsmanship.
Blackboard instructional technology is utilized.

Type & Publication Design 14 classes, 2 tutorials:
Students are introduced to InDesign CS6. Style Sheets, grids and proper construction of multi-page
documents are stressed through various projects with a culminating brochure project for a not-for-profit
client. Student also translate one project into an e-publication. Students finally prepare their resume
and portfolio in order to pursue an internship.

Graphic Design History 5 classes, 2 tutorials:
An overview of the last 150 years of Western Graphic Design. The cyclical nature of design styles is
examined. Theories of design are compared. In an effort to codify a student’s understanding of the
outward appearance unique to a design movement, he or she constructs a series of labels in the style of
various designers and movements.

Corporate Identity & Branding 14 Classes:
Students fully explore contemporary concepts in branding creating a flexible design system for a
company of their creation. Then, they apply their acquired knowledge to a client of the Erie Small
Business Development Center in small groups creating and pitching branding for local small businesses.

Computer Illustration 10 Classes:
Students utilize the knowledge acquired from past courses as well as advanced techniques in Illustrator
CS6. From the resources provided, students may create illustrations for a book cover, a series of
editorial illustrations, giftware ensembles, local businesses, playing cards, and portraiture.

Portfolio Development 15 Classes:
Students refine and revise past projects, work on one team project, and create self-promotion items.
Their refined portfolios have been reviewed at the Mosaic Career Fair in Washington DC, the Erie
Ad Club Portfolio Review and both the Cleveland and the Pittsburgh AIGA Portfolio Review. Students
must set a personal goal regarding their post-graduate life and investigate a city, geographic area, or
graduate school options in order to start applying for employment. The course culminates with a
portfolio review by a team of professional designers from the community.

Classes Taught Previously:
Digital Imagery 14 Classes:
Emphasis is placed on proper care and navigation of a Mac. Tests are administered to ensure proper
understanding of the Mac platform, draw programs, and design principles. Projects explore Vector vs.
Pixel illustration, Typography/Visual Literacy, and introduce students to their first client.
Introduction to Web Design 5 Classess:
The application of good design on the web is the focus of this course. DreamWeaver is introduced
after students work with HTML code. Information architecture is focused on as an aid to creating a
well-structured site.

Senior Annual (Yearbook) 10 Classes:
A seminar class that dealt with the student production of a 124 page book inclusive of Senior Portraits,
sports teams, and the social events in the lives of seniors all constructed around a theme. The 1998
Senior Annual won a recognition in the prestigious Annual How Designs awards. Many other editions
won Student Addy Awards.

WINTER 97 INSTRUCTOR, JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Intro to Graphic Design Programs:
Students are introduced through a variety of assignments to three major graphics programs Illustrator
5.5, QuarkXpress 3.32, and PhotoShop 4.0. Macintosh Navigation, creativity, basic graphic design concepts,
and file management are emphasized.

Layout and Publishing Basics:
Publication Design using QuarkXpress 3.2. Creativity, graphic design concepts, and file management are
emphasized.

FALL 96
INSTRUCTOR, EDINBORO UNIVERSITY
Advanced Communication Graphics I: Advanced Publication Design using QuarkXpress 3.2

PREVIOUS WORK HISTORY

OCT. 95 – SEPT. 96 NPR, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, ART DIRECTOR
• Care and Implementation of the NPR Visual Image. Design or Supervision of design projects from concept
through completion.
These items include: Corporate Identity maintenance; subsidiary entities; Logo & Business
systems; Promotional & Marketing kits; Catalog/Magazine & Newsletters; Merchandise such as
pledge incentives; compact discs, Teachers’ guides, books, etc.; Business-to-Business Advertisements;
Brochures; Direct mail; and company-wide monitoring of design-oriented projects.
• Oversee activities of designers, interns, freelance artists, photographers and printers.
• Maintain budget records for all projects; Make budget recommendations for the design group.
• Interface with printers and suppliers.
• Maintain and make recommendations regarding Mac design programs and hardware.
• Actively participate in various committees: The Capital Committee; Entrepreneurial Task Force; Member
Services; 25th Anniversary; Communications.

JAN. 92 – SEPT. 95 NPR’S MARKETING DEPT., PUBLICATION COORDINATOR
• Create marketing design projects from concept through completion.
These items include: Marketing kits; Ads; Brochures; Direct mail pieces; Postcards; Quarterly
Edition catalog/magazine; National pledge incentives; and all marketing design oriented
projects as the need arises.
• Oversee activities of graphics interns, freelance artists, and photographers.
• Interface with printers and suppliers.
• Maintain Mac system and hardware.

SEPT. 89 – DEC. 91 WQLN, PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NWPA, ART DIRECTOR
• Execute all design projects from concept through completion.
These items include: Q Programmer, Advertising; Special event promotion; Press kits; Business
system; Pledge incentives; Set design; and all design oriented projects as the need arises.
• Interface with printers and suppliers.
• Oversee activities of graphics interns and volunteers.
• Actively participate in various special events with responsibilities ranging from specific item
coordination to total chairmanship.
Events included: Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? Job Fair; Annual TV Auction;
March of Dimes Walk-America Remote; Year of the Family Salute; Canadian Fall Preview;
Bluegrass Festival; Annual Membership drives.

SCHOLARSHIP: ART SHOWS, PRESENTATIONS & GRANTS

2015 SHOWS
• Meadville Council on the Arts, Photography Show, Meadville, PA
• Awarded Best in Show for Tantrum
• National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) organized by UniteWomen.org,
Voices: An Artist’s Perspective, New York, NY
•Online Feature: A Lover and A Fighter and Shooting at Castles in the Air
• Worn, a two woman show, 3rd on 3rd, Jamestown NY
PRESENTATIONS
• Meta-Themes in Graphic Design History, University College Design Association (UCDA)Education Summit,
Brookings, SD

2014 SHOWS
• Concealed | Revealed, One Woman Exhibition, Cumming Gallery, Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
• Mid-Atlantic Juried Exhibition, Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle PA
• The 78th National Midyear Juried Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH
• The Annual Juried Exhibit, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick MD
• Art Takes TImes Square, See.me.org, New York NY
• Mercyhurst University Faculty Show, Erie PA
• Friends of Mercyhurst Art Exhibit, Erie PA

2013 SHOWS
• 40th Annual Hoyt Regional Juried Art Show, New Castle PA
• Mid-Atlantic Juried exhibition, Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle PA
• Art Takes Paris, See.me.org, (Formerly ArtistWanted.org) New York NY, Artwork featured in Paris show.

2012 SHOWS
• Trumball Gallery Exhibit, NPAA, Warren OH
• Creative Hands Exhibit, NPAA, Erie PA
• Mercyhurst University Faculty Show, Erie PA
• Friends of Mercyhurst Art Exhibit, Erie PA
• The Annual Juried Exhibit, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick MD
F&M and Kline Galleries, June 2-July 22, Awarded Second Prize: Mascara, mixed media mask

PRESENTATIONS
•Co-Presentor at International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
• Making Beautiful Pixels: Multimedia Design Meets Art Theory,
http//:acelearning.wikispaces.com/
•Art Takes Time Square, ArtistsWanted.org, New York, NY, Artworks featured on Times Square Billboards
•In Her Shoes, a grant-funded multimedia production with colleagues Solveig Santillano and Rebecca Ryan;
included community involvement, Erie PA
•Produced 6 short videos and masks utilized for dance number
•Worked with Technical Director to run video during performance

2011 SHOWS
•Mercyhurst University Faculty Show, Erie PA
•NPAA Biennial at the Ferroro Gallerry, Erie PA
•Women in Art, Art Show, Schuster Gallery, Erie PA
•Women Create, Juried Art Show, 3rd on 3rd Gallery, Jamestown NY

GRANT
•Diversity Grant for a Student Poster Design Contest to raise awareness around women’s rights and challenges.

2010 SHOWS
•Mercyhurst University Faculty Show, Erie PA
•Erie Summer Festival of the Arts, Juried Art Show, Erie PA

GRANT
•Student Research Fund with Lisa Bathory to stage a show of Artwork,
•Shown at the Studio 7 Gallery, Show Title: 12 x 12

2009 SHOWS
•Mercyhurst University Faculty Show, Erie PA
•Women in Art, Juried Art Show, Schuster Gallery, Erie PA
•Erie Summer Festival of the Arts, Juried Art Show, Awarded Best in Photography

2005-2008 SHOWS
•Mercyhurst University Faculty Show, Erie PA

2004 SHOWS
•Mercyhurst University Faculty Show, Erie PA
•Go Fish! “Leap Frog” Public Art Event, Erie PA

2003 SHOWS
•Mercyhurst University Faculty Show, Erie PA
•Mercyhurst Prep Alumni Show, Erie PA

SCHOLARSHIP
•IHM Graduate Scholarship, Scranton PA

2002 SHOWS
•Mercyhurst University Faculty Show, Erie PA
•Go Fish! “Fish Tales” Collaboration with Toni Kelly, Erie PA

SCHOLARSHIP
•IHM Graduate Scholarship, Scranton PA

2001 SHOWS
•Mercyhurst University Faculty Show, Erie PA
•Friends of Mercyhurst Art Exhibit, Erie PA

SCHOLARSHIP
•IHM Graduate Scholarship, Scranton PA

2000 SHOWS
•Mercyhurst University Faculty Show, Erie PA
•Friends of Mercyhurst Art Exhibit, Erie PA

2009 ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
1 Gold: Logo System: MassiveRush.com
1 Silver: Website Design: MassiveRush.com

2006 ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
3 Student Gold: Collateral: Senior Annual; 2006 Art

2005 ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
1 Silver: Self-Promo: Erie Ad Club Goes Retro

2002 IABC AWARDS
1 Bronze: Creative Arts Division Recruitment postcards

2001 ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
1 Silver: Erie Art Museum poster: Continuous Wave

1999 ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
1 Bronze: (formerly distinctive Merit): TourErie.com

1998 ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
1 Gold: CyberInk Business System
2 Silver: Classified Animated Banner ads; Aromas WebSite
3 Distinctive Merit: Dinger’s Dog Bakery Web Site; Local Bands Web Site; GoErie.com

FREELANCE CLIENT WORK

JAN. 89 – 92, 2007 – CURRENT
WILL DESIGN FOR FOOD FREELANCE DESIGN
•Freelance design services for a variety of clients.
Client list includes: Bensur Advertising; Cashmere Elegance; CyberInk-lp; Diamond Cafe; Erie Art Museum; Erie
Historical Society; EuroSource; Indigo Ink; National Bank of North East; National Public Radio; Northshore
Technological; Massanutten Waterpark; Meridian Creative Group; Northwestern Pennsylvania Artist Association;
Pax Christi USA; The Regional Cancer Center; SoMar Dance Group; Sister, Servants of IHM; The Sky Group; The
Tillman Group.
•Providing temporary or contract design staffing on a part-time or temporary full-time basis.

SCHOLARSHIP: STUDENT RESEARCH/DESIGN AWARDS

2015 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
1 Student Gold award
1 Student SIlver award
6 Student Honorable Mentions (Formerly Bronze Awards)

2014 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
4 Student Gold or SIlver awards, to be awarded on March 21st
4 Student Honorable Mentions (Formerly Bronze Awards)

2013 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
1 Gold Award: Art Department Scholarship Brochure
1 Silver Award: Student Union Recycling Center,
3 Student Bronze awards: ck Brand Strategy Package; Lumen Interactive Poetry Chapbook, BrewHurst
Beer Labels

2012 NO SUBMISSIONS DUE TO TECHNOLOGICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH THE AAF WEBSITE.

2011 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
1 Student Silver: Collateral: Lumen Interative Poetry Chapbook

2010 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
1Student Gold: Digitally Enhanced Photography, Through the Looking Glass

2009 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
Student Best in Show: Lumen Poetry Chapbook & Interactive Design
3 Student Gold: Collateral: Lumen Poetry Chapbook; Lumen Interactive Design, Lumen Editorial Spread

2008 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
Student Best in Show: Vegetative Best Management Practices Manual
4 Student Gold: Collateral: Lumen Poetry Chapbook, Senior Annual, Vegetative Best Management Practices Manual,
Pink Ladies Greeting Card Set.
2 Student Silver: Collateral: Insert•Yourself Art Department Promotional Poster; Men are Pigs Greeting Card Set
1 Student Bronze: Collateral: Lumen Interactive Design

2007 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
3 Student Gold: Collateral: Senior Annual, Lumen Poetry Chapbook, Lumen Interactive Design
2 Student Silver: Collateral: Eat. Sleep. Breath. Be. Art. Promotional Poster; Flora Card & Gift design

2006 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
3 Student Gold: Collateral: Senior Annual; 2006 Art Department Calendar; Elements of Design: Digital Collage:
Environmental Photography

2005 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
• Student Best of Show: Art is…
• 2 Student Gold: Collateral: Senior Annual; Art is…
• 1 Student Silver: Collateral: Lumen mixed media

ADDY DISTRICT 2: New York, Washington, Pennsylvania
• 1 Student Gold: Art is…
• 1 Student Silver: Mercyhurst College Senior Annual

NATIONAL STUDENT ADVERTISING ADDY AWARD:
• 1 Student Silver: Art is…

2004 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
2 Student Silver: publication: Senior Annual; Student design: Lumen

2003 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
2 Student Bronze: Publication: Senior Annual; IABC Call for Entries

2002 STUDENT ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF DISTRICT 2)
2 Student Gold: Publication: Senior Annual; Student design: Lumen
1 Student Silver: Pro Bono work for Hooked on Books!”holiday card

IABC AWARDS
• 1 Student Gold: Publication: Art Department Calendar
• 1 Student Bronze: Publication: Senior Annual

2001 ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF District 2)
• 1 Student Gold: Publication: Senior Annual
• 1 Student Bronze: Lumen Poetry Chapbook

2000 ERIE AD CLUB AWARDS (AAF District 2)
•1 Student Gold: Publication: Senior Annual
ANNUAL HOW DESIGN AWARDS: The Senior Annual

SERVICE: ERIE/LOCAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS
2014 Portfolio Development: Fresh Face Forward Membership Kit • Mercyhurst Organizational
Leadership Graduate Program
Portfolio Development: Western PA Undergraduate Psychology Conference • Psychology Department

2012, 2013 Portfolio Development: Snow Board Designs • Core Creative, Erie PA
Board chosen to be produced and sold at Target

2007-2015 Corporate Identity & Branding: Logo Design • Small Business Development Center, Erie, PA
Crafty’s Beer Tours, Erie PA Simply Put Technology, Erie, PA
Lengel Brothers Farm & Market, Grove City, PA KRS Machining, North East, PA
Al’s Awning Shop, Inc., Erie, PA Erie Ale Works, Erie, PA
Talon 6-3, Erie, PA Urbaniak’s, Erie, PA
Natural Options, Grove City, PA Scattergun Reserve, Conneautville, PA
Pulakos 926, Erie, PA Engineered Plastics, Inc. (EPI), Erie, PA
Fusion, Erie, PA NickelPlate Mills, Erie, PA
Breakiron, Erie, PA Burton, Erie, PA
3-D Dynamics, Life Coach, Erie, PA Dr. Mak, Erie, PA
Meals on Wheels, Erie, PA Travel Touch Massage, Erie, PA
Erie Promotions, Erie, PA Curriculum Solution Center, Erie PA
SendUs, Erie PA

2012 Computer Illustration Technique: • Presque Isle Casino and Racetrack, Erie, PA

2011, 2012 Computer Illustration Technique: Book Covers • JMD Productions, Erie, PA
Ghost Rider Terragon 2050
Jeremy’s Christmas Shoes Danielle’s Wish
Sleep Whisperer

2000-2013 Intro to Graphic Design: Logo Design
i-cubed, North East, PA Condo Behavior Consulting
Munnel Run Farms, Mercer, PA Erie Opera Theatre, Erie, PA

2010, 2009 Women in Transition Silent Art Auction • Mercyhurst Communication Department

2007 Individualized Studio:
Vegetative Best Management Practices A Manual for PA Lake Erie Bluff Landowners
• Mercyhurst & the PA Coastal Zone Management Program, Erie, PA

2005 Computer Illustration Technique:
Holiday Card Designs for Hooked on Books! • Gannon University, Erie, PA

2004-2005 Board Member & Student Affairs Coordinator of the Erie Ad Club

2003 Individualized Studio: Publication Design:
Directions II: Guide to Understanding the Well-Being of Children & Families in Erie County, PA.
• Mercyhurst, Civic Institute, Erie, PA

SERVICE: UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY PROJECTS
2013/4 Tom Ridge Archive Gala Project Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA

2013 COMPUTER ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES
Recycling System Design for Laker Inn Mercyhurst Office of Sustainability, Erie, PA
BrewHurst Beer Labels Mercyhurst BrewHurst, Erie, PA
Eurydice, Spring Theatrical Production Promotions Mercyhurst Theatre Program, Erie, PA

1999-2013 TYPE & PUBLICATION: Art Scholarship Brochure Mercyhurst Art Department, Erie, PA

2000-2013 INTRO TO GRAPHIC DESIGN: Logo Design
Mercyhurst Equality of Women, RSCO, Erie, PA Earth Day Logo, Seed Soil Soul, Erie, PA
Earth Day, Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA Sustainable Community Development, Erie, PA
Earth Week, Lose Your Footprint, Erie, PA Laker TV, Communications Dept. Erie, PA
Evelyn Lincoln Institute for Ethics & Society, Erie, PA Mercyhurst College Green Team, Erie, PA
Becoming a Global Citizen in Mercy, Mercy Conference, Erie, PA

1999-2014 INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIO: Lumen Design Mercyhurst English Department, Erie, PA

2000-2013 AIGA/ADPRO ADVISOR: Project Sampling
AdPro: Calendar Design Mercyhurst, Erie, PA
District & School Mascot & Logo Redesign Fairview School District, Fairview, PA
AAF Portfolio Review chaperone, Chicago, Il
Heineken Public Service Advertising Campaign, New York, NY
Member Jeremy Hewitt won second place in this national competition
National Student Advertising Competition, New York, NY

2012 Divine Word Seminary Poster Mercyhurst History Dept, Erie, PA

2011/12 EXPLORING GENDER & RELATIONSHIPS Academic Theme for 2011/12
Oversaw Publicity for events: Posters for the term
Flyers for independent events, liaison with PR.
Worked with Workstudy to create some pieces.
Met with team to get approval.
Over 20 events were promoted during that year.

2011 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT:
Gala Invites PAC Gala, Erie, PA
Green Roof Kiosk Mercyhurst Green Team, Erie, PA
Airport Banner Design & Output Mercyhurst History Dept., Erie, PA

2015, 2014, 2011, 2010 FSAT CHAPERONE Mercyhurst Study Abroad,
Dunnegarven Ireland
Mercyhurst Study Abroad, Southern Italy
Mercyhurst Study Abroad, London & Paris
Mercyhurst Study Abroad, European Mosaic
Mercyhurst Study Abroad, Southern Italy

1999-2007 INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIO: Senior Annual Design

2006 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT: Presidential Inauguration Design Mercyhurst, Erie, PA

2004-2006 ART DEPARTMENT: Calendar Design Mercyhurst Art Department, Erie, PA

2006 Computer Illustration Technique: Banner Designs Bookstore, Erie, PA

SERVICE: UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

2014-15 CHAIR OF THE ART DEPARTMENT
UNIVERSITY-WIDE MARKETING COMMITTEE

2012/13-14 FACULTY SENATE SECRETARY
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE Chairperson

2011/12 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
President’s Task Force on MERCYHURST WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

2010/11 Integrated Marketing Curriculum Development Committee
President’s Task Force on MERCYHURST WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

2003/07 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Member 03-07; Chair 05-06

2004/05 ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

MEMBERSHIP
Erie Ad Federation (Formerly Erie Ad Club) American Advertising Federation 1998-2010
Northwestern Pennsylvania Artist Association (NPAA) 2011-Current
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) 2012-Current
National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) 2013-14
International Baccalaureate (IB) Reviewer 2008-2010
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2012-2013