I attended the Philadelphia College of Art in the fall of 1981 (now University of the Arts). After the first year of foundation study, I majored in Illustration, which enabled me to study painting, drawing, sculpture, art history, and aesthetics. During my senior year, I was awarded the Martel Vertes Figure Drawing Award.
In 1999, I attended graduate school where I studied museum education. The program offered a comprehensive study of museum education theory and practice, research and statistical analysis, practicums, museum history, and exhibition design. I studied under Anne El Omami, Portia Sperr, and Jane Bedno. I was awarded a paid internship at the African American Museum for a year, and published two papers: Trauma, Museums, and the Future of Pedagogy (Third Text, Routledge) and African American Romanticism (Left Curve). Shortly after, I published two additional papers for Third Text, Black Feminism and the Reclamation of Identity, and TheBlack Male: Ritual Violence and Redemption. I followed up with another publication for Left Curve entitled Image and Text as the Nexus of Subversion (Left Curve). Visit the publications page to view select writings.