Collegiate Affiliation

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Ph.D. (ABD) 1998 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Education Administration and Human Development, M.A. 1997 Council on International Educational Exchange Centre Parisien d'Etudes Critiques, Paris, France, Graduate Year Abroad, 1993-1994 Ripon College, Fine Arts/Studio Arts, Dean's List, A.B.,1978 The aim of my job as the Graduate Program Coordinator and Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies is to work as a team member with the department faculty, students, and staff collaboratively to insure that all students' experience and opportunities are the best that they can be during their tenure in the Department of Philosophy. I serve as a liaison between faculty, students, and staff, the College of Liberal Arts, and Graduate Programs. I work with admissions and recruitment, graduate student programs and milestones, fellowships, and job placement. My background and experience are in education administration and human development, with a focus on history and philosophy of education, and specialization in education iconography. I have worked in both academic and medical departments, including as a secretary to a transplant surgeon, and doing admissions and registration on the graveyard shift in the emergency room at Hennepin County Medical Center. Prior to returning to the University of Minnesota, I worked in an administrative role as the faculty contracts and grants manager at Saint Catherine University (formerly known as the College of Saint Catherine). My early academic work was in studio arts - drawing, painting, film, video, mixed-multi-new media. My particular interest in visual arts production is in understanding perception and the process of creativity. I received a bachelor's degree in studio arts from Ripon College, Wisconsin, and an M.A. in education administration and human development from the U of M. My graduate coursework towards the Ph.D. thesis "Imagery of Education in Poetry: Antiquity to the 20th Century" (ABD) was in social and philosophical foundations of education with a focus on the history and philosophy of education. My area of specialization was in education iconography under the direction of Ayers Bagley (professor emeritus) here at the University of Minnesota. My supporting program was in anticipatory anthropology, forecasting, and futures of education (Arthur Harkins). I spent a year abroad studying literary and critical theory in Paris, France, and a year working in the special collections and rare books library as a research associate. I did extensive coursework in French language and literature, Continental aesthetics, and literary theory. My current interests continue in the history and philosophy of education, drawing and painting, variety of media and genres including photography and video production, and writing poetry.

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  • Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies
  • History and Philosophy of Education
  • Graduate Program Coordinator