My degrees are a B.S. in Art Education and English, M.A in Art History, and Ph.D. in Art History. I taught at Penn State for fifteen years before coming to McDaniel College in 2001. My areas of expertise are Asian Arts (Chinese and Japanese art and architectural history), Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture, and Nineteenth-century painting and sculpture. I have taught all these areas on both undergraduate and graduate levels. At McDaniel College I have also taught Sacred Architecture, Islamic Art and Architecture, the Survey of Western Art I and II, FYS classes, our Junior writing course, which I designed in 2009, and annual Senior Capstone Seminars.
My research areas are in Baroque Architecture and Stage Design, and during the past several decades, a strong focus on Chinese and Japanese painting. I have travelled extensively in Europe, China and Japan, and have chaperoned students on study tours in Japan on five occasions between 2009 and 2018. I have presented numerous research papers at conferences in China, Japan, Oxford, England and the U.S.A., and published articles in journals in both Baroque areas and Asian Studies. In 2009 I designed McDaniel College's Asian Studies Program, which includes both major and minor focus areas.