Through writing and studio work, I focus on critical practices, participatory projects, and the design of scholarship -- and how these relate to issues of power and representation. I’m an Associate Professor in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University and I also serve as Chair and Director of Research Initiatives for Design Incubation.

Current projects include critical analysis of public design discourse; exploring intergenerational storytelling and design (with Manacy Pai, KSU); and studying the visual design of scholarship (with Amy Papaelias, SUNY New Paltz).

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