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Originally from the States, I arrived in Manchester, UK early one dark December morning in 1996 and have made the northwest of England my adopted home. I arrived as a pre-press operator and went on to study various qualifications at Manchester Metropolitan University: a degree in graphic design in 2003, a teaching qualification in 2004, and a Masters in visual culture in 2008.
From September 2009 to May 2017 I lectured in art and design at the University of Chester in Chester, UK where, in December 2016, I completed a practice-based PhD entitled The Artist's Book: Making as embodied knowledge of practice and the self. The thesis abstract is available here.
In June 2017 I joined Staffordshire University as the Head of the Department of Art & Design within the School of Creative Arts & Engineering in Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
My CV is available on request. Please visit my academic networking page on Academia.edu for links to my visual and written research outputs.
My medium of choice is paper, my passion is hand bookbinding, my joy is collaboration: with students in the studio, with artists, designers, makers, creatives, and communicators. I hope you might consider collaborating with me on any project you may bring my way.
Detail of the artist's book Leaving (a work in progress), 2012