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Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University. State College, PA
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art. Bloomfield Hills, MI
M.A., Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti, MI
B.S.ed., Concordia Teachers College. Seward, NE

Teaching Experience

Concordia University–Texas. 2006 - 2013. Dev., '06 - '08; Dean Liberal Arts '08 - '13

Concordia University–Nebraska. 2000 - 2006, Professor of Art. Chair, 2003 - 2006.
Concordia University–Ann Arbor. 1976 - 2000. Prof. of Art. Humanities Chair, 1991 - 2000.
The Pennsylvania State University. Teaching Fellowship in Metalsmithing. 1986-87.
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Resident Artist in Metalsmithing, Spring Semester 1979.
Eastern Michigan University. Adjunct Professor in the Art Department. 1980 - 1984.
Eastern Michigan University. Teaching Fellowship in the Art Department. 1970.
Lutheran High School West, Detroit Michigan, art instructor. 1967 - 1974.


Memorial Lutheran Church, Houston, TX. Ecclesiastical Ware
Gethsemane Church, Tempe, AZ. Ecclesiastical Ware
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI
Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, Brighton, MI


“Metaphor and Meaning: The Visual Arts in the Ministry of the Church.” LCEF 2005
“The Silent Witness: The Role and Application of Ecclesiastical Art in Worship.” LCEF 2004
“The Visual Arts in Education.” LCMS1998.
“Converging Traditions: Landmarks in American Crafts Education” NAEA, Phoenix, AZ 1992
Fabrication and Coloring of Refractory Metals , Center for Creative Studies. Detroit. 1990
Visiting Artist Lecture: Metalsmithing in Southeast Michigan. 1985:

Sheffield City Polytechnic. Sheffield, England
Loughborough College of Art and Design. Radmoor, Loughborough, England
Camberwell School of Art and Craft. London, England
Medway College of Design. Rochester, Kent, England
Central School for Art and Design. London, England

Visiting Artist Workshop: Fabrication and Coloring of Refractory Metals:

Eastern Michigan University. 1983.
Center for Creative Studies. 1983.

Wayne State University. 1980.
Michigan Silversmith’s Guild. Hardening and Tempering of Tool Steel.M 1978
Center for Creative Studies. 1977.

New Techniques in Metal. Fabrication and forming of Titanium. Midwest Regional ACC 1977.

Board Member, Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Inc., 1980 - 1985, 1987. Vice President 1983, 1984.

         Acceptance Committee, 1991 - 1997.


Creative Artist Grant. Michigan Council for the Arts. 1985.
Award of Excellence. “Copper II” Exhibition. The University of Arizona. 1980.
Metalsmithing Tour of Western Europe. Cranbrook Academy of Art. 1976.
Graduate Assistantship in Metals. Cranbrook Academy of Art. 1975–1976.
“Award of Excellence.” Cash Award. Midwest Art U.S.A. 1976.
Judges Recognition. Midwest Art U.S.A., Logansport, IN 1976.
Excellence in Jewelry. Detroit Institute of Arts. Purchase Award. Michigan Artist Craftsman, 1972.


1970  21st Exhibition for Michigan Artist Craftsmen. Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

1971   22nd Exhibition for Michigan Artist Craftsmen. The Detroit Institute of Art. Detroit, MI

1974   Jewelry Invitational. Habitat Gallery. Dearborn, MI

1974   Midwest Crafts Festival. Skokie, IL

1976   Statements in Sterling. Sterling Silversmiths Guild. Lever House, New York, NY

1976   Michigan Crafts ‘76. Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association. Birmingham, MI

1976   Summer Exhibition. The Cranbrook Art Museum. Bloomfield Hills, MI

1976   EMU Alumni in conjunction with Uncommon Smiths. Eastern Michigan University.

1976   Midwest Art USA. Logansport, IN

1976   Midwest Crafts Festival. Northbrooke, IL

1977   Cranbrook Metalsmiths. Slusser Gallery. The University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI

1977   Summer Exhibition. The Cranbrook Art Museum. Bloomfield Hills, MI

1978   Midwest Crafts Festival. Northbrooke, IL

1979   Oakbrooke Invitational. National Juried Craft Exhibition. Oakbrooke, IL

1980   Copper II. National Juried Exhibition. The University of Arizona Art Museum. Tucson, AZ

1980 - 1997 The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (leave of absence 1985).

1982   Metalsmithing: The Michigan Influence. Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti, MI

1982   Cranbrook Metalsmiths. Cranbrook Art Museum. Bloomfield Hills, MI

1983   25th Annual Mid-Michigan Exhibition. Midland, MI

1984   Michigan Metalsmiths. Ella Sharp Museum. Jackson, MI

1984   The Smiths Next Door. 16 Hands Gallery. Ann Arbor, MI

1985   All That Glitters. The Philbrook Art Center. Tulsa , OK

1986   Michigan Council for the Arts Grantees Exhibition. Pontiac Art Center. Pontiac, MI

1986   Recent Work by Selected Grant Recipients. Michigan Council for the Arts. Silvers

            Fort Street Gallery. Detroit, MI.

1986   Art in Michigan. The Mt. Clemens’ Art Center. Mt. Clemens, MI

1987   Metalsmiths of the Midwest. Zoller Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University.

1987   Three Rivers Craft Exhibition. Pittsburgh, PA

1988   30th Annual Mid-Michigan Exhibition. Midland, MI

1989   Faculty Artists of Lutheran Colleges and Universities. Augsburg College. Minneapolis, MN

1990   Eliel Saarinen and the Design of Cranbrook Gates. ABANA Journal. Volume 18, Number 2,             Fall 1990.

1990   Artistry and Bent Pickets: The Cranbrook South Gates. ABANA Journal. Volume 17,

            Number 4, Spring 1990.

1991   Conflict and Consonance: A Study of Two Traditions in the History of Modern Craft.

           Doctoral Dissertation. The Pennsylvania State University.

1993   The Visual Arts in Elementary Education. New Dimensions: Music and the Arts in

           Lutheran Education. Concordia Publishing House. Volume 2, No.2.

1996   Baubles, Bangles, and Beads: Jewelry From the Collection. Detroit Institute of Art.

1996   Ecclesiastical Art Exhibition. Historic Trinity. Detroit, MI.

1997   Michigan Annual XXV. The Art Center. Mount Clemens, MI.

1998   Refined, A North American Metalsmithing Competition. Stephen F. Austin State University.            Nacogdoches, TX.



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