Arts & Cultural Speaking Engagements & Community Work
South Eastern Council for Education and the Arts, Tennessee. Presentation/ Workshop: Mirror Images: The Effect of Arts Integration on Teachers and Their Students.
Lesley University Focus on Faculty, Cambridge, MA.Presentation: Voices from the Field: What Teachers from the M.Ed in Integrated Teaching through the Arts program Tell Us About Arts Integration in America’s Schools.
Arts Education Partnership, Cambridge, MA.Paper/ Workshop: Promising Pathways: Researching the Connection Between Arts Integration and 21st Century Skills.
International Conference on Imagination and Education (IERG), Vancouver, BC.Paper: The Integrated Arts Approach: Promising Pathways for Teaching and Learning
American Education Research Association, New York, NY.Paper: “Creativity and Cognition: Sensory Paths to the Brain”
Maine Island Teachers’ Association, Belfast, ME Keynote address: “Creative Inquiry across the Curriculum”.
American Association for Advancement in Computing in Education EdMedia International World Conference, Vancouver, BC Paper: “Creativity and Cognition: Pathways to the Brain”.
Alliance Higher Education Association, National Conference, Dallas, TX.Paper: “Arts and Technology: Access, Aesthetics and Applications”.
Academic Technology Institute, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.Paper: “The Unfolding Landscape: Creativity, Cognition and the Aesthetic Experience in Academic Technology”.
Alliance Higher Education Association, National Conference, Boston, MA.Paper: “Arts Participation: Considering Issues of Aesthetic Experience and Access in Arts-Based Technology Applications”
United States Department of the Interior, Joint Ventures in Stewardship conference, Los Angeles, CA.Paper: “Integrating the Arts: Building Community”.
Massachusetts Art Commission
Led strategic planning efforts among board and staff for the MAC, a governor-appointed commission to preserve and interpret the art, memorial, and architecture elements at the Massachusetts State House.
Cambridge Public Schools Department of Visual & Performing Arts
Member of strategic planning committee developing a long-term plan for visual and performing arts in education in the Cambridge Public Schools.
Massachusetts Cultural Council Peer Advisory Network
Trained in facilitation and project management. Representative on State’s Peer Advisory Network whose function is to bring cultural leaders and experts in to assist other cultural nonprofit organizations with organizational development issues.
Arts New Bedford
Chair grassroots community arts group on select initiatives including the establishment of a web-site and newsletter, the creation of the Downtown Arts and Cultural District, and in the planning stages of a city-wide Open Studio event.
Bristol County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau
Served on Board of Trustees representing arts interests in State-wide tourism network.
AHA! (Art, History, Architecture) New Bedford’s Downtown Gallery Night Project
Chaired, Steering Committee and provided executive leadership in developing efforts to sustain and motivate operation of a state-funded arts and economic development program