A Kansas native, Dee earned her M.F.A. from Fort Hays State University in 2004. She was hired to build a graphic design program at McPherson College, where she is currently Professor of Graphic Design, Department Chair & Executive Director of the Visual Arts. Besides teaching she serves in various roles within the MC faculty committees most recently serving as a member of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Team, Co-leader of the Horizon Faculty Fellowship, and newly appointed to the Faculty Review Committee. During her time at MC she has been awarded Professor of the Year and the Tenured Faculty Teaching Award.
Dee brings to AIGA Wichita numerous years of community board experience. She currently serves as a committee member for the Ketcherside Endowment Fund with the McPherson Community Foundation.
When Dee is not in the classroom she can be found working on her own client projects, directing a student run design studio in downtown McPherson, and judging gallery exhibitions. She also enjoys illustrating, printmaking and spending time with her husband and twin boys Cody and Cole.