His primary academic affiliation has been with Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland. Dr. Rhodes has been Associate Provost at Frostburg State since 2012. From 2009-2012 he was Assistant Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Rhodes has been a faculty member at Frostburg since 1996 and held the rank of Full Professor. He has won Faculty Achievement Awards for Teaching and Service from Frostburg and an award for Academic Excellence in Higher Education Award, sponsored by Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce. His institutional service includes chairing the Faculty Senate, Academic Affairs Committee, University Undergraduate Curriculum Review Subcommittee; Evaluation Task Force; Visual Arts Department; Women’s Studies Program; President’s Advisory Council on Institutional Effectiveness; President’s Advisory Council on Diversity.
Prior to his academic work at Frostburg, he taught at the State University College, Buffalo, NY; State University of New York, Geneseo, NY; Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY; Nazareth College, Rochester, NY.
Dr. Rhodes has significant involvement in museum and gallery administration including the Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Genesee Country Museum, Mumford, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Rhodes has presented 22 academic papers at various conferences and proceedings. He has published seven articles and catalogs on various aspects of art analysis. He has exhibited art works at 15 art exhibitions.