1995-1997- MFA, Masters of Fine Arts, Temple University, Tyler Campus Elkins Park, PA
1996 Art and Culture Rome, Temple University Program “Vision and Rationality” Rome,Italy.
Faculty: Susan Stewart, Alan Singer, Franca Camiz, Jan Gadeyne Visiting: Peter Greenaway
1990-1995- Bachelors of Fine Arts School of the Art Institute Chicago, IL
Concentrations: ceramics, hot glass, kinetics, electronics, neon, sculpture
1994-1995 International Exchange Australian National University Canberra ACT
Concentrations: Aboriginal art theory and hot glass
Faculty: Jane Bruce, Sylvia Kleinert, Stephen Proctor
Visiting: Dante Marioni Dick Marquis and Brian Kirkvlit
1993 Rhode Island School of Design Exchange Program
Concentration: Glass blowing
Faculty: Michael Scheiner
1992-1993- Pre-Columbian Excursion, Mexico Institute of Art San Miguel de Allende
Traveled through Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, Tecolutla Vericruz for the study of Pre-Columbian and modern North American art.
Faculty: Fillip Eranburg and Jennifer Herrith
1991-1994- Ox Bow Saugatuck, MI.
Beginning glassblowing 1 and 2, glass blowing, glass forming, mold blowing, coal forge black-smithing, independent study.
Faculty: Jerry and Cathy Catania. Visiting: Kotoro Hamada, George Seagull, Stephen Tater, Mike Zelenka
1983-1986- Southern Illinois University, undergraduate program, Carbondale, IL
Concentrations: cinema and photography
Instructor- Hot , Cold, Torch , Boro, Casting, Fused & Neon
2003 - Present - Founder Making Glass LLC
1998 -2003 - Full time Faculty Fulton School, Art Department Salisbury University, Salisbury MD
Duties: 3-D and sculpture area head. Determined a new curriculum for area. Built a hot glass studio as pioneer glass blowing and casting program in the Maryland State System. Consulted on new 3-D facility design and location. Aided in press coverage and fund raising for area.
Curriculum: 3-D, advanced 3-D, glass blowing, sculpture 1, 2, 3, web page design and wood sculpture, assemblage and art installation classes.
1998 Adjunct Faculty, Art Department, Salisbury University, Salisbury MD
Duties: Created first summer art program classes in 3-D at SU, Instructor for summer session 3-D\ glass casting class.
Adjunct Faculty, Art Department, Salisbury University, Salisbury MD
Duties: Instructor for BFA independent study, sculpture 1, 2, 3 and 3-D, advanced 3-D. Consultant on relocation and design of 3-D area. Including hot glass studio, glass casting, metal fabrication, mold fabrication and wood working areas.
Faculty, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY.
Duties: co-taught beginning lampworking using borosilicate and soft glass techniques, with Jennifer L. Kelting.
1997 Art Class Instructor, Creative Artists Network of Philadelphia
Duties: taught puppet-making workshop for underprivileged children.
1996-1997 Glass Department Technical Assistant-ship, Temple University Tyler Campus, Elkins Park, PA
Duties: consulted on design and supervised construction of new hot shop and addition. Head of glass studio operations including: equipment building and maintenance student teaching and supervision.
1995- Part Time Faculty, Temple University, Tyler Campus, Elkins Park, PA
Duties: taught beginning glass weekend workshop, TA for glass casting class.
1995-96- Part Time Faculty, Temple University, Tyler Campus, Elkins Park, PA
Introduction to glass class.
1991-1995- Teaching Assistant, Neon, The School of the Art Institute Chicago, IL Art and Tech. Department
Duties: Met with students weekly for sectional supervisory, tutoring and demonstration. Order materials for lab demonstration and resale. Repair and maintenance of neon lab and equipment.
1990-Present Independent Studio Artist: blown glass, neon, photographic processes, cast metal and steel sculpture, furniture and lighting.
1988-Present Freelance Commercial Photographer, Daniel Marder Photography
Digital large, medium and small format. (Editorial, people, and table top).
1984-1993 Touring Musician, Sanctuary House Band, Chicago, IL
Lead vocals, rhythm guitar, musical composition, studio production for independent projects and, live acts including: Danny Say’s, SX Beat and Well of Souls.
1986-1995 Freelance Audio Engineer, Danny Says Sound and Davis Communications
Live and studio sound production. Commercial video and cable television.
1987 Photographer's Representative, Stuart Block Photography, Chicago \ New York
Duties: National and international client relations, art director / ad agency calls, portfolio production National Direct Mail / Black Book Advertisement.