Moore College of Art & Design

2014 – Present, Assistant Professor & Graduate Program Director in Social & Studio Practices at Moore College of Art & Design [Philadelphia, PA].

Courses Taught:

  • Art and the Social: Foundations in Socially-Engaged Art (Summer Intensive)
  • Communication in Context: Facilitation, Ethnography and Documentation Strategies (Online)
  • Thesis Preparation Tutorial and Graduate Tutorial (one-on-one advising)
  • Theories of Engagement (Reading Seminar and Thesis Writing)

Additional responsibilities: As founding director of a new Social and Studio Practices department, I am responsible for teaching, developing curriculum, hiring faculty, recruiting students, developing partnerships and organizing a visiting artist lecture series and summer symposium. The department has three degree programs: an MA in Social Engagement, and two MFA degrees in Community Practice and Studio Arts. See my blog about the program here.


See a video about Social & Studio Practices at Moore here:


16575149448593195-studio-conversations-dec-2014-1529.fullIn my role as Graduate Program Director in Social and Studio Practices at Moore College of Art and Design, I am responsible for public programming.

In the Summer of 2015 I co-organized a symposium entitled “In/Out: Time, Pacing and Perspective in Socially Engaged Art” with Paul Farber and the city of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. See details here.

I have also taken on the role of organizing a visiting artist series known as Conversations at Moore. Recent events include:

  • the Spacemaking dialogue with five newly-minted artist-in-residence programs operating throughout Philadelphia,
  • a dialogue with the public artist Janet Echelman
  • Collectivity in the City with Works Progress and Amber Arts (co-sponsored by Mural Arts Program and Next City magazine),
  • Jeanne van Heeswijk and Sue Bell Yank
  • Liz Thomas and Paul Farber
  • Minerva Cuevas and Nato Thompson

See documentation of the 2015 Summer Symposium here:


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