is an associate professor of art education and director of the Young Artist’s Workshop at the University of South Carolina. The Young Artist’s Workshop is offered each semester during Friday afternoon visual arts workshops for students ages 5-18 years and is taught by art education majors. Her research focuses on multiculturalism, folk traditions, and interdisciplinary art instruction. She is a 2012 graduate of the Riley Diversity Leadership Institute sponsored by Furman University. She was most recently award the South Carolina Art Educator of the Year Award (2015) through the South Carolina Art Education Association. Other awards include the Dr. Deborah Smith Hoffman Mentor Award (2012), the J. Eugene Grigsby Award (2010), and the MacArthur Goodwin Award (2009). She received grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the S.C. Humanities Council, and the S.C. Arts Commission to compile her photographs and research on African-American Camp Meeting Traditions in the Carolinas. Her exhibit, This Far By Faith, Carolina Camp meetings, An African-American Tradition is currently on display at the Avery Center for History and African-American Culture. USC Press will publish her book entitled A Place to Worship: African-American Camp Meetings in the Carolinas.