Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Instructor of Philosophy – Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles, 2011 – Present

Professor of Philosophy – Ventura College, 2009 – Present

Instructor of Philosophy – Rio Hondo College, 2008

Lecturer – California State University, Long Beach, 2004-2008

 

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Introduction to College Studies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Philosophy Through Popular Culture
  • Culture, Creativity, and Ideas
  • Philosophy of Film

 

EDUCATION

M.A., Philosophy, California State University, Long Beach, 2007. Thesis: On the Concept of Performance Art. Committee: Paul Tang, Julie Van Camp, Larry Nolan, William Johnson

B.A., Visual Art, Bennington College 1995.  Emphasis: Drawing, Printmaking, and Ceramics.

 

SERVICE

  • Academic Senate
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Academic Calendar Task Force
  • One Book, One Campus
  • Faculty Advisor, Ventura College Zombie Club
  • Faculty Advisor, Ventura College Philosophy Club

 

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AND SHOWS

2011 – “Who is Art?” Society for the Philosophic Study of the Visual Arts,  American Philosophical Association Conference West, San Diego, California, April (Invited)

2010 – Review of Critical Thinking: A User’s Manual, 1st Ed., by Debra Jackson and Paul Newberry, for Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, Boston, Massachusetts,

2005 – “On the Concept of Performance Art.” Philosophy and Values, Western Social Science Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. April (Invited)

2002 – “Graffiti and Local Business,” The Promised Land, 11:8: Cover & p.5, August .

2001 – Cream – 5th Annual Art Exhibition, Gallery 1181, Atlanta, Georgia, March

2000 – Aurora Art Show, Atlanta, Georgia, January

1999 – The Twinge, 23rd Annual Atlanta Film & Video Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, June (Juried)

1994 – Cover illustration, and page 40 illustration, Silo 50, Bennington College

1991 – The Mirror at Two AM, Chapbook, Long Beach City College

 

REFERENCES

Julie Van Camp – jvancamp5 at gmail dot com

Betsy Decyk – betsy dot decyk at csulb dot edu

Wanda Teays – wteays at msmu dot edu

Ted Preston – tpreston at riohondo dot edu

 

LANGUAGES

English and Intermediate German

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Basic Mediation Training, Center for Civic Mediation and the LA County Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA. June 2012. https://www.lacba.org/give-back/civic-mediation-project

 

AWARDS & HONORS  

“Outstanding Weekend College Instructor, Arts and Sciences.” Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California, 2013-2014. https://www.msmu.edu/weekend-and-evening/

Phi Kappa Phi, California State University, Long Beach 2005. https://www.phikappaphi.org/

 

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