Teaching

Teaching experience ranges from academic to hands-on community and youth arts instruction.   

Academic

Stephens College, Columbia, MO, Department of Fashion

Spring 2017, Assistant Professor

  • Dress and Fashion: 1900 to Present (upper-level course of own design)
  • Fashion Workroom Techniques (introductory sewing lab)

Fall 2016, Assistant Professor

  • Fashion History and Culture (upper-level course of own design)
     

University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Department of World Arts and Culture

March 2016-June 2016, Instructor

  • Collecting Indigenous Mesoamerican Dress (upper-level course of own design)
     

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Department of Communication and Culture

August 2006-July 2010, Associate Instructor (sole taught all courses)

  • Public Speaking (introductory course on rhetorical theory and practice)
  • Interpersonal Communication (introductory course)
  • Communicating through Clothes (designed this upper-level course)
     

International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago, IL, Design Department

September 2004-March 2005, Adjunct Instructor (sole taught)

  • History of 20th Century American Dress (introductory course)
  • Film and Fashion (designed this upper-level course)

 

Arts

Dress Doctor, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

October 2011-May 2013, Instructor

  • Private and semi-private sewing instruction for adults and children

 

Wee Scotty Design Studio, San Francisco, CA

May 2011-October 2011, Instructor

  • Adult and children’s sewing instruction

 

Miami University-Ohio, Miami, OH, Theater Department

January 2008, Visiting Instructor (sole-taught section as an ensemble member of Chicago-based Plasticene Physical Theater Company)

  • Resource Development and Design for weekend workshop on experimental theater; theory and practice

 

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, Theater Department

March 2005, Visiting Instructor (sole-taught section as an ensemble member of Chicago-based Plasticene Physical Theater Company)

  • Resource Development and Design for weekend workshop on experimental theater; theory and practice
     

Shalom Community Center, Bloomington, IN

December 2007-April 2008, Instructor

  • Group textile arts instruction

 

Estrojam Music and Culture Festival, Chicago, IL

September 2004, Workshop Instructor

  • D-I-Y Grassroots Political Activism (political art)