Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Center West, Room 105
I have served as the Florida A&M University Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery Director since 2012 and Gallery Coordinator since 2008 as well as teaching courses that are part of my Museum Studies concentration and curriculum. I specialize in art museum education and visitor experiences of college students. Recently I was selected as a 2016-2017 McKnight Junior Faculty Fellow and am currently conducting research on HBCU art museums and the ways they may shape Black students’ experiences. I have spoken internationally at Saint Monica University in Buea, Cameroon, and nationally on topics concerning Historically Black College and University (HBCU) art museums and galleries, higher art education, wellness programming and art museums, and critical race theory. I have conducted research at The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia.
I am active in my local visual art community, serving on the board of directors for 621 Gallery from 2009-2011 and worked on collaborative projects with Lemoyne Center for the Visual Arts in Tallahassee, Florida, and consulted on projects with the Meek Eaton Black Archives, FAMU Developmental Research School, and the Smithsonian "Crossroads: Change in Rural America" exhibition at the Havana History and Heritage Museum. I have also guest lectured at Florida State University about my research and topics in art administration and museum studies and was instrumental in founding and developing the first Museum Studies concentration curriculum at FAMU.