Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics, Northern Illinois University, 1982. Master of Arts in Ceramics, Northern Illinois University, 1985. Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics, Northern Illinois University, 1987.
Postgraduate, Wichita State University, 1988.
Apprentice Eckel's Pot Shop, Bayfield, Wisconsin, 1982-1983. Instructor Highland Community College, Freeport, Illinois, 1986-1987. Ceramics technician Wichita (Kansas) State University, 1988-1989.
Artist-in-residence Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, 1989-1991. Assistant professor art, member honors and graduate faculties Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, 1991-1995. Instructor Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois, 1995-1997.
Assistant professor art, member graduate faculty University Louisville, since 1997. Demonstrating artist Artrain National Travelling Art Museum, 1986. Studio assistant Penland (North Carolina) School, 1988.
Studio assistant Arrowmont School Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, summers 1989-1990, instructor, 1992. Juror scholastic art awards Regional High School Exhibition, Tampa, Florida, 1990. Curator National Exhibit Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, 1990, National Crafts Invitational Fine Arts Gallery, Western Kentucky University, 1993, Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, 1993.
Monitor Haystack Mountain School Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, 1992.
Volunteer Meals on Wheels, Largo, Florida, 1990-1991. Member National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, American Craft Council.