Julia Coash is an artist and educator whose interests in global studies, anthropology, and visual culture are important influences on her creative work and teaching. Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in Cairo, Paris, Bermuda and throughout the United States. She recently relocated to Louisville, KY from New Haven. CT, where she taught and was Co-chair of the Dept. of Visual and Performing Arts and Director of the Master in Liberal Studies Program at Albertus Magnus College. She has also held teaching positions at Bermuda College and the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Coash received her MFA in Painting from James Madison University; her MSEd in Higher Education and BA in Ethnographic Photography (President’s Scholar Degree Program) both from Southern Illinois University. She has received numerous grants to study and practice art abroad including among others: Visiting Artist Residency with the Masterworks Museum in Bermuda; EBUKI Conference in the Solway Plain, England; and for research in Japan, and Southeast Asia. Her works are held in public and private collections such as the Shapin- Nicholas Art Project Foundation, Masterworks Museum, Bermuda, and Southern Illinois University.