Ché Rhodes received his MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From 1999 until 2005, he was Assistant Professor and Head of Glass Art at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale's School of Art and Design. Currently he is an Associate Professor and Head of Studio Glass at the University of Louisville, Allen R. Hite Art Institute in Kentucky. He is a former member of the Glass Art Society Board of Directors and  the Penland School of Crafts Board of Trustees. Ché has been represented by the Marta Hewett Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio for the duration of his career. He acted as a Glass Art Society Conference Co-chair and demonstrated at the 2006, 2010, and 2015 G.A.S. conferences. Additionally, he has worked as an instructor at Penland School of Crafts- Penland North Carolina, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass- Corning, New York, UrbanGlass- Brooklyn New York, and Scuola del Vetro: Abate Zanetti in Venice Italy.