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East Carolina University 2005–present
Graphic design teaching; graphic design program area coordinator 2005–2008.

Loyola Marymount University 2003–2005
Part time graphic design history teaching.

California State University Channel Islands 2003
Part time graphic design teaching.

California Lutheran University 1999–2001
Director of a new Multimedia cross-disciplinary degree program. Teaching, curriculum restructuring, industry outreach.

University of California Davis 1998–1999
Graphic design teaching including interactive design and graphic design history.

University of Minnesota Duluth 1995–1998
Head of the graphic design program. Teaching of almost every class in the graphic design curriculum, curriculum planning. Introduced writing and critical thinking into the program. Developed a new MFA program and led it through the University bureaucracy, established a student AIGA chapter, developed an extensive speaker series, advised students. University service including serving on committees that planned campus technology policy.

Otis College of Art & Design, etc. 1986–1995
Various graphic design classes including graphic design history, typography, and computer illustration at Otis, UCLA Extension, Pepperdine, etc.