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M.A. (Plan B-Studio), Photography, The Ohio State University, 1980
B.S., Photography, Southern Illinois University, 1969
Associate Professor, Department of Art, The University of Memphis, 1981-present
Lecturer, Photography & Cinema, The Ohio State University, Mansfield Campus, Fall,
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Photography & Cinema, The Ohio State University, 1978-1980
Documentation Director, C.E.T.A. Wall Graphics Project, Columbus Institute for Contemporary
Manager, Instructional Photo Labs, Photography & Cinema, Southern Illinois University,
Photographer & Technician, Main Office & Archive, R. Buckminster Fuller, 1970-1972
TAF/IEL Grant, Funds to establish a Digital Color Photography Lab for the Photography
Program in the Department of Art, The University of Memphis, 2006.
Listed, Who’s Who in Fine Arts Higher Education, 2005.
Listed, Who’s Who in American Art, 2003-present.
Faculty Development Assignment, College of Communication and Fine Arts, The University
of Memphis, 2001-2002.
Dean’s Creative Achievement Award, College of Communication and Fine Arts, The University
of Memphis, 1996.
Faculty Research Grant, The University of Memphis, 1994.
Faculty Development Leave, The University of Memphis, 1988.
Individual Artist’s Fellowship, Tennessee Arts Commission, 1987.
Media Fellowship, Tennessee Eastman Company, 1987.
Faculty Research Grant, Memphis State University, 1985.
Faculty Research Grant, Memphis State University, 1982.
Words, Sounds and Power. Columbus, Ohio: The Logan, Elm Press, The Ohio State University,
"Will the Perverts in the Audience Please Stand? commentary and review of a symposium
on "Censorship in Art," NUMBER:FOURTEEN, a quarterly of the visual arts, Memphis,
A Portfolio of Color Photographs from the series Myths & Rituals, History of Photography,
Taylor & Francis, volume 17, number 1, Spring "Reading Minor White: The Sound of One
Hand Clapping, History of Photography, Taylor & Francis, Volume 16, Number 2, Summer.
Catalog Essay, The Brooks 1994 Biennial, "Contemporary Memphis Photography", Memphis
Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN.
Article, "Through A Pinhole Brightly," View Camera Magazine, September/October issue
independent quarterly of the Visual Arts, Memphis, TN, Autumn.
Article, www.breeding ground.org , NUMBER 46 , Spring 2003.
Essays on the photographers Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Henry Holmes Smith,
The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia, Indiana University Press.
Presenter “From Chemistry to Pixels: Teaching Photography in a Time of Transition”,
joint SECAC/MACAA Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Presenter, “Beauty in Photography and Other Subversive Notions”, regional conference,
Society For Photographic Education, Nashville, TN.
Respondent to W.J.T. Mitchell, “State of the Union or Jesus comes to Abu Ghraib,”
Humanities Center Lecture Series, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Presenter, “Art as Activism,” C.O.O.L. Idealist National Conference, Vanderbilt University,
Presenter, “Science Fiction and the Motion Picture,” “We Can Build You,” Symposium,
FedEx Institute of Technology, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Presenter, “The Photographer and the Road,” Midwest/South Central Regional Conference,
Society for Photographic Education, St. Louis, MO
Portfolio Reviewer, Midwest/South Central Regional Conference, Society for Photographic
Education, St. Louis, MO
Paper, Still Moving/Moving Still: Notes Towards a Phenomenology of the Photographic
Image, Society for Photographic Education, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls,
Presenter, “Live in the Landscape,” Mid America College Art Conference, Lincoln, NE
Panel Chair and Presenter, “A Wrench in the Works: Teaching Art in the Corporate University,”
Southeast College Art Conference, Louisville, KY
Presenter, “Landscape on Site: Getting Out of the Studio,” Mid America College Art
Conference, Louisville, KY
Presentation, “Immortelles for Elvis: A Case of Love Lost,” joint conference, Popular
Culture Association, American Culture Association, San Diego. CA
Paper, “Tap Dancing on the Edge: Revolution or Sitcom,” South East College Art Conference,
Presentation, “The Forest Project,” South Central Regional Conference, Society for
Photographic Education Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Lecture, “Topography or Exploitation: 19th. Century Landscape Photography in the American
West,” Clough Hansen Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Paper, “Original Nature/No Nature,” joint South East College Art Conference/Mid America
College Art Association Conference, Richmond, VA
Paper*, “Art, Industrial Aesthetics and the Triumph of the Slick, South East College
Art Conference, Charleston, S.C.
Presenter, slide lecture on “Elvis n’ Jesus,” International Conference on Elvis Presley,
The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Panel member, "Informance," post performance discussion of Silence, Cunning Exile,
Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Memphis,Memphis, TN
Paper, "Ancient Forest Views," South East College Art Conference, Georgetown University
Conference Center, Washington, D.C.
Paper*, "Newtonian Mechanics in the Institution: Humanizing the Studio/Classroom"
South East College Art Conference, New Orleans, LA
Paper*, "Art, Politics and Repression," South East College Art Conference, University
of North Carolina, Duhram, N.C.
Gallery Talk and Photographer's Symposium on "Windows on Tennessee", Ewing Gallery,
U.T. Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
Panel chair*, "Photography and Censorship," South East College Art Conference, University
of Alabama, Birmingham, AL.
Paper*, "Prologue to a Sad Spring: A Life of Margrethe Mather," Midwestern Regional
Conference, Society for Photographic Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale,
"Photographic Book Arts in the United States*," College of Fine Arts and Humanities,
University of Texas at San Antonio (competitive group show)
"Cameracases," exhibition series, Dept. of Art, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville,
"Brooks Biennial Invitational," Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
"Photographic Book Art in the United States," Dept. of Visual Arts, Texas Women's
University, Denton, TX (competitive group show )
"In Focus: Photography at M.S.U.," Eads Gallery, Eads, TN(Faculty and student group
"Elvis: A Cultural Obsession," Delta Axis Contemporary Arts Center, Memphis, TN (invitational
"Elvis: A Cultural Obsession*," University Gallery, Old Dominion University, Norfolk,
“Windows on Tennessee*," Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (group
"Photographic Book Arts*," Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, `Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville,
AR (group show)
“Windows on Tennessee," Cheekwood Fine Arts Center,Nashville, TN (group show)
“Windows on Tennessee," Carroll Reese Museum, Johnston City, TN (group show)
"High on the Hog: Photographs from the Memphis in May annual Barbecue Contest*," Department
of Art, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville,AR
"Elvis n' Jesus*," The Silver Paper Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
"Elvis n' Jesus*," Samuel S.T. Chen Art Center, Central Connecticut State University,
New Britain, CT(* this is a two person show)
“Windows on Tennessee," University Museum, The University of Memphis, Memphis,TN (group
“Elvis n’Jesus*,” Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS
Alumni Exhibition*, Dept. of Cinema & Photography, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale,
“The Forest Project,” Cooper St. Gallery, Memphis, TN (collaborative show with Dick
Group Exhibition, 4 artists, Shelby County Mayor’s Office
Invitational Exhibition, “Arts in the Park,” Goldsmith Civic Garden Center, Memphis,
Selections From The Auto Zone Collection, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
“Immortelles For Elvis,” Mezzanine Space, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN
“From Hog Heaven to Corporate Avenue: Images From The Memphis in May International
Barbecue Contest,” Mezzanine Space, Jay Etkin Galllery, Memphis, TN
“High on the Hog: Images from the Memphis in May International Barbecue Contest,”
Arts in the Airport, Nashville Airport, Nashville, TN
Photo Memphis, Jack Robinson Gallery, Memphis, TN
“Crossroads: Points of Transition and Intersection,” Ameen Art Gallery, Nicholls
State University, Thibodaux, LA