I have always enjoyed helping people and learning. However, when I ventured to Boston University (BU) for my masters degree in graphic design my goal was to snag a fancy Art Director job with that degree. While I was studying at BU a neighbor in my apartment building, a very motivational individual that one could only consider themselves lucky to have met, Lisa Ditullo Laverty, suggested I teach at a local community college, Quincy College. (See Lisa's blog here: makingitinvermont.com/)

I began teaching adults then undergrads at Quincy college. Next, I moved on to the college down the street from my apartment, Eastern Nazarene College. The location was lovely, one block from the beach, and convenient, 5 blocks from my apartment. I walked the tree lined streets to work each day and even strolled home for lunch.

My boss at this job was Karl Giberson, a brilliant professor and compassionate man was a manager of an international on campus science and theology newspaper. He initially hired me as a Multi Media Director to consult the print version of the paper and maintain the web version. However, he quickly turned my Multi Media director position into one that afforded a schedule to teach fine art at the college. Karl funded the classroom build and put me in charge of the design. He reviewed my class syllabi and watched as art work churned out of that basement studio.

After graduation from BU I left the Boston area in hopes of building a home near my family in Pennsylvania. I have since built and sold that home but will always appreciate Karl and Lisa for being integral to the start of my career in higher education.

This video reflects my start teaching fine art and design at the beginning of my higher education career.

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