Teaching

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I have taught graduate, undergraduate and professional students in many different courses in diverse academic disciplines.

These include web design; interactive information design; new media photojournalism; advanced multimedia production; audio post-production; graphic design; typography; business communications, and art history.

Faculty Positions

Currently I am an adjunct professor at George Washington University, teaching courses in interactive web design and book design and layout.

Prior to that, I taught at the original Corcoran College of Art + Design for 7 years, in the BFA Design Department, the New Media Photojournalism graduate program, and the Art History program. I started out as a part-time adjunct professor, ended up full-time as an assistant professor.

Before that I was a member of the faculty at the Catholic University of America in the Department of Art and the Department of Media Studies.

I've taught freshmen through seniors to graduate students to continuing eds to federal employees. I have a talent for simultaneously teaching technical matters, communication design & creativity to people of all age groups, aptitudes & backgrounds.

I also lecture for the federal government and public/private sector organizations.

The George Washington University

  • Graphic Design: Layout and Design of the Book
  • Digital Media Design: Frame-By-Frame Animation
  • Digital Media Design: Interactive Web Design I

The Corcoran College of Art + Design

  • Art History: Digital Media Culture
  • Graphic Design: Junior Studio Core, Graphic Design III
  • New Media Photojournalism: Graduate Program, Audio Production: Speed of Sound
  • New Media Photojournalism: Graduate Thesis, Directed Study
  • New Media Photojournalism: Senior Thesis, Directed Study
  • Digital Media Design: Senior Thesis, Digital Media Design IV
  • Digital Media Design: Junior Studio Core, Digital Media Design III
  • Digital Media Design: Interactive Web Design II
  • Digital Media Design: Interactive Web Design I
  • Digital Media Design: Sound Design
  • Digital Media Design: Flash Animation

The Catholic University of America

  • Interactive Media Design: Audio Production & Design
  • Interactive Media Design: Video Art w/Final Cut Pro
  • Interactive Media Design: Intro to Dreamweaver
  • Interactive Media Design: Intro to Flash

Seminar Presentation – the National Press Foundation

  • Information Design: A Foundation in Web Publishing Tools

Seminar Presentations – US General Accounting Office

  • Graphic Design: Web Design For Print Professionals
  • Information Design: Transitioning from Print to Web Publishing

Class Videos

How To Watch Sound

I remixed & animated this classic rock song for one of the New Media Photojournalism graduate classes I taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

The idea was to introduce people to observing sound with their eyes, not their ears.

 

Digital Media Culture

Intro to an Art History lecture I delivered at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

I put together coverage of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster using obsolete media to fuel the discussion: “How will we communicate 75 years from now? To what extent will contemporary modern media be extant then?”

Student Work

These are highlights from a class I team-taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design for 4 1/2 years.

The students learned design strategy, teamwork and project management - while employing the graphic design, multimedia and new media strategy skills they'd been taught - in order to solve the communications problems we assigned them.

They worked hands-on with web design, graphic design, environmental & print collateral, typography, video, audio, information graphics & animation.

Additionally, each project required a detailed Project Book (below), to help the students learn what a client expects as a deliverable.

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"Our Home: Strength in Stories 2012 Campaign"

This was a voting campaign designed to increase voter turnout for the Asian-American demographic in the USA.

"Our Home" - group project book

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"Creer Es: Join Our Conversation Campaign 2012"

This was a voting campaign designed to increase voter turnout for the Hispanic-American demographic in the USA.

"Creer Es" - group project book

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"Voiceless: DC Less Than Equal Campaign"

This was a 2012 voting campaign designed to promote awareness of issues regarding the lack of congressional representation for the residents of Washington, D.C.

"Voiceless DC" - group project book

Lecture Audiences

  • The National Press Foundation
  • The United States Government Accountability Office (USGAO)
  • Judge, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition