As a full-time professor I am committed to my student's success as metalsmiths, designers, and future leaders in the field.
It is not enough for an education to meet the student's immediate needs: developing technical skills, design sensibilities and a critical eye, and the space to experiment and grow. It must go further, and prepare the students for the unknown future.
A responsible instructor must nurture the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment by challenging students with new approaches and ideas.
I strongly believe that my students should embrace high standards in all approaches to metalwork, both traditional and contemporary; practical and artistic. My intent for students to have as many career paths open to them as possible when they graduate.