Teaching

I have taught many students in a lot of different courses and disciplines. These include information design; new media & emerging trends; advanced multimedia production; sound production; interactive communication design; graphic design; business communications; history, and art.

Positions

projects-ccadI taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design for 7 years, in the BFA Design Department, the New Media Photojournalism graduate program, and the Art History Department. 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.


Courses

  • Art History
    Digital Media Culture
  • New Media Photojournalism
    Graduate Studies: Documentary Audio Production
  • New Media Photojournalism
    Graduate Thesis: Directed Study
  • New Media Photojournalism
    Senior Thesis: Directed Study
  • Interactive Media Design
    Senior Thesis: Digital Media Design IV
  • Interactive Media Design
    Junior Studio Core: Digital Media Design III
  • Interactive Media Design
    Interactive Web Design II
  • Interactive Media Design
    Interactive Web Design I
  • Interactive Media Design
    Sound Design
  • Interactive Media Design
    Audio Production & Design
  • Interactive Media Design
    Video Art w/Final Cut Pro
  • Interactive Media Design
    Flash Animation on the Web
  • Interactive Media Design
    Intro to Web Design & Flash
  • Interactive Media Design
    Intro to Dreamweaver
  • Interactive Media Design
    Intro to Flash
  • Graphic Design
    Junior Studio Core: Graphic Design III
  • Graphic Design
    Web Design For Print Professionals
  • Information Design
    Transitioning fron Print to Web Publishing
  • Information Design
    A Foundation in Web Publishing Tools

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 watching sound with their eyes, not their ears.
http://vimeo.com/35072861?portrait=0&title=0&byline=0

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?”
http://vimeo.com/32666134?portrait=0&title=0&byline=0


Student Work

These are highlights from a class I team taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design with Bob Lasater and Sam Shelton 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.

share-your-story“Our Home: Strength in Stories Campaign” – this is a voting campaign designed to increase voter turnout for the Asian-American demographic.

“Our Home” – group project book


creer-es“Creer Es: Join Our Conversation Campaign” – this is a voting campaign designed to increase voter turnout for the Hispanic-American demographic.

“Creer Es” – group project book


wdc“Voiceless: DC Less Than Equal Campaign” – a voting campaign designed for congressional representation for the residents of Washington, D.C.

“Voiceless DC” – group project book


reyna-levine“God’s Country” – This is a sociological exploration of isolation and identity in the midst of life’s increasing indignities.

“God’s Country” – by Reyna Levine