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Curriculum vitae

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research positions
teaching positions
creative positions
publications: books, articles
publications: creative works
conference papers, talks
community service

Current Position

2018-2020  Assistant Professor, Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design



2014  PhD, Art History and Criticism. SUNY Stony Brook. Dissertation

2009  Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies, SUNY Stony Brook

2006  MA, Joint Programme in Communication and Culture, Ryerson/York University.Thesis

2000  Certificate of Multimedia, Vancouver Community College

1999  BFA, Visual Arts Studio Practise, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design

1990  Diploma of Visual Communication Medicine Hat College, Alberta

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Research Positions

Associate Editor, The History of Illustration Project

Postdoctoral Fellow in Popular Print, Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, Washington University in St. Louis.

Honorary Adjunct Professor, Art History, York University, Toronto (2017-2018).

Scholar-in-Residence, The Cahén Archives.


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Teaching Positions

2018-2020 Assistant Professor (contract), Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design.

2016 Professor of Record, F20 ART 2783 Special Topics in Visual Culture: Introduction to Illustration Studies. Washington University (Fall).

2016 Professor of Record, ILLU 2010: Modern American Illustration. OCAD University (Winter).

2015 Professor of Record, CS 351A: Visual Communication & Culture. Wilfrid Laurier University (Fall).

2012 Teaching Fellow, JRN 101: News Literacy. Stony Brook (Fall)

2009  Professor of Record (Stipend), ARH 102: Western Art 1400-2000. Stony Brook (Fall)

2009  Part-time Faculty, PLAD 2048: History of Illustration, Parsons, New School of Design (Spring)

2008  Teaching Assistant, ARH 332: American Art 1860-1950, Stony Brook (Fall)

2007  Teaching Assistant, ARH 101/102: Art History Survey, Stony Brook (Fall to Spring)

2005  Teaching Assistant, ACS 205: Writing as a Cultural Act, Ryerson (Fall)

1993-04  Studio art teacher, see full cv


Creative Positions

2002-09  Creative Consultant, Condition 30 Inc.

2001-04  Multimedia Developer, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

2000-01  Senior Illustrator, User Friendly Media, New Westminster, BC

1992-93  Apprentice Antiquarian Bookbinder, Courtland Benson, Victoria, BC

1990-on  Freelance
Illustration: cartoon, editorial, book, advertising
Graphic Design: web, print, identity

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Selected Publications – Books, Articles, Catalogues, Conference Proceedings


“Crossing the Line: Canadian Satire of the Pretty Girl North and South of the 49th Parallel.” In Sketches for an Unquiet Country - Canadian Graphic Satire 1840-1940, edited by Dominic Hardy, Annie Gérin, Lora Senechal Carney (McGill-Queens University Press, 2018): 170-205.

“Bending Before the Storm: Continentalism in the Visual Culture of Canadian Magazines,” Journal of Borderlands Studies, 2018.

History of Illustration. Edited by Susan Doyle, Jaleen Grove, and Whitney Sherman (Fairchild Books/Bloomsbury, February 2018). 392 pp.

“The Illustrator as Public Intellectual,” introduction to the Journal of Illustration Vol. 4 Issue 1 (Spring 2017): 3-6.

“Oscar Cahén’s Vulgar Modernism,” The Devil’s Artisan: A Journal of the Printing Arts, Number 79 (Fall/Winter 2016): 3-38.

Oscar Cahén: Life and Work (Toronto: Art Canada Institute, September 2015). e-book; print edition 120 pp.

“Drawing Out Illustration History,” Revue d’art Canadienne/Canadian Art Review (RACAR), Vol. 40, Issue 2 (Fall, 2015): 115-129.

“Evaluating Illustration Aesthetically: Points for Consideration for Those New to the Field." Illustrators Illustrated

"Too Posterish? How Arthur Heming Got Lost in the Wilds of Canadian Art." Chapter in Arthur Heming, Chronicler of the North, edited by Cassandra Getty, published by Museum London, Ontario.

"Netting Jellyfish: A Point of View on Illustration Research in the United States and Canada.] Journal of Writing in Creative Practise, Vol. 4, #3 (June 2012), 287.

“A Castle of One's Own: Interactivity in Chatelaine Magazine, 1928-1935.” Journal of Canadian Studies, Volume 45, Number 3 (Fall 2011).

Walter Haskell Hinton, Illustrator of the Popular American West, Knoxville: Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee.

“Towards Illustration Theory: Harold Rosenberg, Robert Weaver, and the ‘Action Illustrator’?” [article] Art Criticism, Vol. 24, Issue 1 (Spring, 2009).

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Publications – Creative (excluding commissioned illustration)

“Inner Vampire” [poem]. Dissections: Journal of Contemporary Horror, (March 2011).

"Listening Eyes" [art and statement]. Visual Communication Quarterly, Vol. 15, Issue 1 (Jan 2008): cover, 121-8.

One Shot 2006
[blind juried art book]. Visual Codec, Seattle.

“The Catch.” [poem] Transverse: Journal of Comparative Literature. Vol. 7 (Spring 2007):104.

[four works of art] White Wall Review: Ryerson’s Journal of Literary and Visual Art. Vol. 29: cover, 42, 71, 77.

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Conference Papers, Presentations, Speaker Engagements

“From Dark to Light: Illuminating the Critically Missing History of Illustration.” York University and Seneca College, Toronto. March 6.

“Anita Kunz, The Satirical Portrait, and Being In-Between.” University Art Assoc. of Canada. UQAM, Montreal, QC, October 29.

“Discovering a Text Within the History of Illustration: A Case Study.” [with Susan Doyle and Whitney Sherman] ICON9, Hilton Hotel, Austin, TX, July 6.

“Rabbi Jesus: Social Harmony in Oscar Cahén’s Illustrations for Magazine Digest, 1944-1946,” Illustration Research Symposium, RISD, Providence, RI, November 6.

“Digested Identity: Jewishness, Oscar Cahén and Magazine Digest, 1944-1946.” Toronto Comic Art Festival, May 7-8.

“Rex Woods and the ‘Pretty Girl’ Type in Canadian Advertising, 1930-1950.” University Art Assoc. of Canada. Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON, October 25.

Moving Forward by Looking Back: The Writing of a History of Illustration Textbook.” [presentation, co-authored and co-presented by Susan Doyle and Whitney Sherman] ICON8, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, July 9.

“Crossing the Line: Canadian Illustration North and South of the 49th Parallel 1880-1960,” [paper] Second international Conference, Culture and the Canada-US Border Network, University of Nottingham, June 20-22.

“Stimulating Minds: Oscar Cahén and Graphic Design, 1940-1956,” [Paper] Cahén Colloquium II, The Visual Literacy Foundation of Canada, Toronto, ON, Apr. 26.

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2011       Rockwell Center Dissertation Fellowship
2009       SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
2007       Tuition Scholarship, Stony Brook U
2006       Rogers Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2005       SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship
2005       External Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined)


Community Service

2016 Advisor, The Museum of the Street: 50 Years of Canadian Illustration, an exhibition curated by Gail Geltner and Bill Grigsby, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, January 12 – February 5.

2013-2016 Member, Sheridan College Illustration Program Advisory Committee. 2013-2016.

2012 - present Associate Editor, Journal of Illustration, initiative of the Illustration Research Group.

2011  Advisory Committee on Illustration Art, Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio.

2007-2012  Contributor, (prominent cartoon and illustration blog).


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research positions
teaching positions
creative positions
publications: books, articles
publications: creative works
conference papers, talks
community service




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