Heather is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at University of Texas El Paso. She holds a BFA in Art and a BS and MS in Art Education from the Pennsylvania State University,  teaching licensure in the state of Pennsylvania, and a Ph. D in Art Education from the Ohio State University.  
Heather is an artist, educator, and researcher.  As an artist, Heather works in both two and three dimensions.  Heather enjoys drawing, modeling, and moldmaking. Her recent work is made primarily in ceramic and deals with notions of play and the minature and references toys and figurines.
As an educator, Heather has worked in the schools, community education, early childhood education, and in higher education. She focuses on art making as inquiry and  exploration, and believes it to be essential to cognition and academic growth.
Heather researches studio artmaking and early childhood art education.  She is interested in notions of play and materiality, community, contemporary art making practices, and storytelling.