At Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, she teaches studio, history, and theory courses and was chair of the Graphic Design department for over a decade. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles, presented at major conferences, and self-published short essays on design. As a practicing designer, her creative work is inspired by a desire to encourage the spectator to learn while looking. Clients include the Baltimore Museum of Art, Johns Hopkins University, Philadelphia Peace Plaza, among others. She has been exhibited and honored with multiple design awards, is a past Rotary International Scholar, and has work in the permanent collection of the RISD Museum of Art. Her research interests include: typography and nationalism, packaging in the early 20th century, and monograms. She is currently collaborating with others on The People’s Archive of Graphic Design, an online crowd-sourced archive that hopes to imagine news ways of collecting and researching design history. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MA from the Bard Graduate Center.