I joined the faculty in the Art Department at Long Beach State College in 1958.
When I arrived at LBSC, there were only a dozen Art faculty. By 1970 we were a department of fifty full-time and fifty part-time faculty. Prior to coming to LBSC, I had taught for four years at a small college in Kentucky as a one-man art department, so I was thrilled to be part of such a large and talented faculty with such a broad program of major specializations.
In those early years there was a strong emphasis on the preparation of art teachers at the secondary level, and on art in the elementary grades. Because I had followed my MFA with an Ed.D degree, I taught courses in Crafts for Secondary Schools and Art for Elementary Teachers. Later, I taught Three-dimensional Design, and after much research, a new course in Ceramic shell Bronze Casting.
My most satisfying experience at LBSU was teaching the course in Cermic Shell casting, for which I designed and constructed the essential equipment for mixing the slurry and burning out the molds. Meeting every Monday night in the campus foundry to melt and pour bronze into red-hot molds was always exciting. Also it enabled me to pour my own work and continue my own creative efforts, which were expected of faculty.
I attend Chamber Music Series concerts at the Gerald Daniel Recital Hall, Emeriti Luncheons, and occasional basketball and baseball games. And I still visit the Art department to buy wax for my sculptures from the Art Store there.
Since I retired in 1990 I have been actively painting, making prints and creating sculpture. My work is being exhibited in galleries in Sunset Beach, Laguna Beach and Sedona, Arizona. In addtion, I continue to travel, play golf and sing in the Los Altos Methodist Church choir.