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NCAD 140: Forum on Local and Global Topics



I was born in Alameda, California, but grew up as an Air Force "brat" in several states and countries. Got my B.A. in Art History from UCSB and my M.A. in Art History from SJSU. I taught part-time at West Valley in the mid-late 1970s and wrote a study guide for art history, which was published by Prentice-Hall/Simon and Schuster/Pearson. In 1978, I moved into the private sector: editing technical documents, developing training materials, and coordinating trade shows and conferences about semiconductors, computers, and networking products.

In 2009, I joined the part-time faculty in the non-credit Older Adults Program (OAP). The Older Adults Program offers FREE, non-credit classes for adults 55+. Normally, OAP classes meet off-campus at retirement communities, community centers, and nursing homes. My courses include history of... art, California, civilization, and music, as well as archaeology and wonders of the world (natural and man-made). Currently, due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, my classes are conducted online via ZOOM. Enrollment is open to anyone 55+ living in California.

Last Updated 9/21/21