The short story:
I teach computer and information technology courses at Alamance Community College, with a focus on database and operating systems.
From 2003-2009, I taught courses at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill , splitting my time between the School of Journalism's Certificate in Technology and Communication, the School of Information and Library Science and Carolina Courses Online
I have several degrees and even more interests. My first degree is in Art Education from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. I taught painting, design and jewelry at Queen Anne High School in Seattle.
In 1981 I received a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Washington in Seattle. It was a great place to be. I studied with Steven Holl, Thomas Bosworth and James Cutler among others.
After I graduated, I ended up in New York, where I did architectural and product design with Milton Glaser. After passing all of my licensing exams, I got my architectural license. I lived in Baltimore and ran my own architectural firm for about ten years, doing interior renovations and office space design. Then we moved to Chapel Hill, I entered a program in Information Science, and the adventure really began!
Layers of Meaning was my blog, which examines painting, fiber art, modern embroidery and design issues. It was active from 2002-2010. Right now I am focusing on oil painting and multi-media constructions, instead of blogging. But I may return to Layers of Meaning someday soon.