This is Dennis.
Dennis is an artist, a writer, a media producer, an educational technologist and a design entrepreneur. He is developing a ready-to-wear mens apparel line, working on several fashion design projects for entertainers and designing art prints and other products. Dennis currently splits his time between Conway, SC and NYC.
Dennis currently serves as a consultant for CREATE! Conway, an arts organization in South Carolina. He has taught as an adjunct professor within the Art Department at Queens College and as an instructor within the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has written extensively about the different ways in which art, craft and design communities create and exchange meaning as well as about the emergence of D.I.Y./indie craft. Since 1998, he has been producing videos and exploring various forms of multimedia as an independent producer relevant to his interests and expertise in studio craft.
From 2004 to 2008, he wrote about the various fields of craft on a blog called Redefining Craft. In 2006, Dennis moved to New York to pursue his doctoral work and prior to that, he worked for three years and a half years as the ceramics and glass technician for the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University (SJSU). He has also founded two gallery/studio businesses; one in Berkeley, CA and one in Conway, SC. As an undergraduate art major, he attended both Ringling College of Art and Design and Clemson University.
While on active duty as a Gunner’s Mate in the U.S. Coast Guard, Dennis worked as a military police officer, maintained weapons systems, taught people how to handle firearms and helped conduct drug interdiction operations, fisheries patrols and illegal migrant repatriations. He was honorably discharged from the Coast Guard as Second-Class Petty Officer (E-5).
Dennis has a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Art and Art Education with a specialization in the college teaching of art from Teachers College, Columbia University; a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Instructional Technology from the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San Jose State University and an undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree from the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University.