Juanita Pahdopony-Mithlo, the guest lecturer, holds an A.A., B.A. and M.Ed. in art education. Her professional experience includes teaching positions at Elgin Public Schools, Oklahoma City University, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Cameron University, and Comanche Nation College.
Pahdopony's cultural activities include membership on the Board of Directors of the Southern Plains Indian Museum Association, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, National Advisory Caucus and the Jacobson Foundation, Board of Trustees, Norman, Oklahoma.
She has given numerous presentations related to art and has exhibited her own works at galleries throughout Oklahoma. Her most recent showing was at the Leslie Powell Art Gallery in Lawton, Oklahoma.