Barbara Miner currently holds the position of tenured Professor and Chair in the Department of Art, at the University of Toledo, in Toledo, OH. Her mixed media sculptures and installation works, informed by the nexus of human/nature interaction, have been exhibited nationally (Maine to California) and internationally (Sweden and Poland) in over 50 exhibitions. She has curated three events, including a lecture/workshop with the Photographer Rosamond Purcell. Miner has participated in numerous national and international artists’ residencies. She has presented at national and international conferences and contributed articles to Ceramics Monthly, Dialogue/Arts in the Midwest, and the journal published for the International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability. Miner has received both internal and external grants in support of her research and art practice, as well as numerous Awards for Excellence/Merit.