Sept. 2012 to present
Florida International University
Doctoral student. Expected Graduation in December 2018.
Working toward Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a Concentration in Language, Literacy and Culture.

Professional Development (2017):

• Aromatherapy workshop, Oct. 10, 2017
• Civility in the Classroom workshop, Oct. 24, 2017

June 2000 to Dec. 2003
Florida Atlantic University
Master of Fine Arts, Area of Concentration in Graphic Design

Thesis exhibition: Currency Design in the New Millennium.
December 6, 2003; FAU Askew Tower Campus Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
GPA, Master’s courses: 4.00.

Sept. 1994 to Dec. 1996
Florida International University
Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Mass Communications

Cumulative GPA 3.75, graduated Magna Cum Laude. Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key National Honor Society, FIU Honors Council, American Academy of Distinguished Students, Valuable Senior Award Nominee, Editorial America Scholarship, Dean’s List two semesters.

Sept. 1983 to May 1987
Miami-Dade Community College

Associate of Science in Commercial Art and Advertising Design

Cumulative GPA 3.7. Highest Honors, Phi Theta Kappa, Dean’s List, McKnight Scholarship.


Aug. 2015 to present
Miami-Dade College
Graphic Design/Web Design Instructor

  • Taught courses in graphic design and web design at associate’s level
  • Advised graphic design and web design students
  • Screening Committee for SEDT Chair, Oct. 2017
  • Participated in D3Expo 2017 event
  • Participated in MIFA 2017 event
  • Completed SYP4000 (6.5 Hours)  – Internationalizing the Curriculum. Feb. 10, 2017
  • Hosted graphic novelists room, Miami Book Fair. Nov. 20, 2016
  • Participated in Design Advisement Day. Nov. 18, 2016
  • Participated in screening of Design Disruptors. Oct. 12, 2016
  • Presented Adobe Illustrator workshop for Miami C-Tech Pathways. Sep. 30, 2016
  • Completed CTD0559A – College Mentoring (10 hours). Apr. 15, 2016
  • Participated in 10-minute mentoring and portfolio review at D3Expo. Apr. 7, 2016
  • Wrote course descriptions for A.S. degree programs in graphic design and web design (collaboration with Eric Cornish and Sam Grant)
  • Designed promotional poster, Creative Careers, for SEDT
  • Completed CTD0335 – Blackboard for Instructors (15 hours). Oct. 10, 2015
  • Hosted graphic novelists room, Miami Book Fair. Nov. 22, 2015

Jan. 2010 to Aug. 2015
DeVry University
College of Media Arts & Technology, Miramar Campus

  • Assistant Professor

Sep. 2005 to present
Florida International University
School of Journalism & Mass Communications, Online

  • Adjunct instructor

Jan. 1989 to Dec. 2010
Miami-Dade College
Associate Instructor

  • Taught courses in graphic design at the associate’s level.
  • Participated on Festival of the Arts Committee (2003 – 2010). Produced promotional materials. Curated and installed exhibitions of student design work.
  • Consulted AXIS Student Literary Magazine (2007 – 2010).
  • Installed and maintained four networked Macintosh computer labs, including computers, printers, LCD projectors, and servers. Installed software and provided technical support.
  • Recruited, advised and registered students.
  • Earned President’s Recognition of Excellence Award: 1992, 2000 and 2007.

Electronic Pre-Press Consultation

July 2003 to July 2004
Prentice-Hall, Graphic Arts Advisory Board

One-year contract. Reviewed and evaluated new textbooks for use in colleges and universities.

Mar. 1995 to Dec. 1997
Graphic Images
Freelance Macintosh Instruction.

On-site training of Adobe Illustrator and QuarkXPress.

Aug. 1996 to June 1997
Miami-Dade Community College, Environmental Science Division
Production, Environmental Science Technology manuals in English and Spanish

Pollution Prevention and Control Around Boats and Docks.

March 1994
Digital ’94 Conference

Lectured on Macintosh System 7 at the National Newspaper Press Photographers Association’s Digital ’94 conference.

Oct. 1993 to Feb. 1994
Miami Herald, Cuba News Section
Freelance Macintosh Instruction

On-site training of Aldus Freehand.

July 1993 to Apr. 1994
BrandsMart USA, Art Department
Freelance Macintosh Instruction

On-site training of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and QuarkXPress.

May 1993 to June 1995
LGP Graphics
Freelance Macintosh Instruction

On-site training of Adobe Photoshop, and QuarkXPress.

May 1990
Data Processing Managers Association

Aldus PageMaker instruction.

March 1988
Avanti Press

  • Prepared instructional materials for QuarkXPress instruction.
  • Taught courses to upgrade occupational skills for employees in the Avanti Press Art and Pre-Press Departments.

Freelance Graphic Design

January 2006
Entertainment Industry Incubator

Design, “8th Annual Collaboration… Film Competition” program book.

August 2000 to November 2000
March of Dimes, Miami Chapter

Design, “Star Chefs Food and Wine Extravaganza” poster, invitations, tickets, and program book

Jan. 1999, Feb. 2000
Miami-Dade Community College, Visual Arts Honors Conservatory

Design, “Join the Visual Arts Honors Conservatory” brochure and poster.

July 1997
Zoological Society of Florida

Design, “Make Tracks to Metrozoo” brochure/poster.

Dec. 1996
Florida International University, Honors Council

Design, “A League of Honor” brochure.

June 1996
Golden Key National Honor Society, Southeast Regional Chapter

Design and editorial, “Key Notes” Newsletter.

June 1994
Miami-Dade Community College, Continuing Education Department

Design, Vocational Credit Certificate Programs Career Book.

Mar. 1993
Sounds & Visions, Inc.

Illustration, Star Force AIDS prevention comic book.

June 1990
Dade County Public Schools & Miami-Dade Community College

Design, TECH Prep logo, identity package, invitation and brochure.

May 1989
Florida International University, Health Occupations Division

Design and illustration, Health Occupations Core Curriculum brochure.