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 such courses as Interactive Web Design; Frame-By-Frame Animation, and Layout & Design of the Book.

Prior to that, I was Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the original Corcoran College of Art + Design. I taught at the Corcoran for 7 years, in the BFA Design Department, the New Media Photojournalism graduate program, and the Art History program.

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. There I taught courses in web design; audio post-production; video art and animation using web tools.

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 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"

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 voting campaign was 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