As Curator of Academic Programs at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, I collaborate with faculty across all units of the university to foster interdisciplinary programs and to develop creative ways to join the museum with curricular activities.

As Director of Education, I lead a team in developing engaging learning opportunities for exhibitions and in creating “always-on” educational experiences for students and community members, whenever they come to the museum. Our focus extends from visitor experience in the museum to outreach and partnerships that serve community needs.

In addition to research and lectures on museum education,  my teaching and research in American art have focused on turn-of-the-(twentieth)-century American artists abroad, American illustration and issues of race and whiteness.


University of California, Los Angeles
Art History – MA, Ph.D., 2002

Studied Art History (MA and PhD) focusing on American art and popular culture, with an emphasis on theories and methods of art history, critical museum studies, gender studies. Minored at the master’s level in Pre-Columbian art. Research assistant at LACMA.

University of California, Berkeley

  Art History – BA, 1989

Studied Art History, developing interests in semiotics, theory and cultural studies. Undertook museum internships at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the University Art Museum, Berkeley.

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