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Research Interests

My current research interests include experiential learning for professional and career development in public and nonprofit sector settings; systems of access, marginalization, and belonging in public and nonprofit workplace settings; and active and engaged teaching and learning for public and nonprofit sector students.   I have special interests in issues related to pedagogy, gender, the working class, and art alongside various elements of performance, process, and production of identity.

Previously, I have studied and written on arts and culture in recreation and leisure settings, the state of arts education policy and practice in Oregon, representations of comic book superheroes, and the history of large-scale theatrical pageants in the City of Eugene, Oregon. I have published in the following peer-reviewed journals: DKG International Journal for International Educators; American Journal of Arts Management; Journal of Arts Management, Law & Society; Journal of Graphic Novels & Comics; Willamette Valley Voices; and Northwest Theatre Review.  I also published a book chapter (2018) on arts and culture in parks and recreation settings for an introductory textbook and am working on a revised edition for the 4th edition of this text.

I am a co-editor for the Teaching Notes section of the American Journal of Arts Management.  I have served on the editing team for Studies in Art Education, am Past Editor for CultureWork: A Periodic Broadside for Arts & Culture Workers, and was a lead reviewer for a text on Women Cartoonists published by Canadian Scholars.