Alida Duff graduated with a B.F.A. in studio art in 2006. Upon graduation from Millikin, Alida Duff discovered a passion for teaching and art management. Since 2006, she has taught at Richland Community College (RCC) in Decatur, IL as an instructor of photography. There, she teaches both beginning and advanced courses in traditional darkroom media. She also manages the RCC photography laboratories and is an active member of the RCC graphic arts advisory council. In addition, Duff facilitates the David Erlanson Gallery, producing monthly exhibitions there and at the Lincoln Square Theatre in Decatur. She regularly shows her artwork in various exhibits, including the exhibition of pieces in several academic permanent collections. Currently, Duff is working toward an M.F.A. in photography, while also organizing several service learning projects geared toward bringing awareness to art and art education in and around the Decatur area.