about joanne

My current practice of bookmaking focuses on memory and the emotional connection created when preparing, sharing, and eating food. My use of non-traditional materials such as baking sheets, tree stumps, and knitting plays with the viewer’s definition of “book.” 

Previously, I achieved tenure in both the Art and Communication Departments at the University of Tampa. My legacy [beyond the hire of Santiago Echeverry] includes the creation of the multidisciplinary Electronic Media Art and Technology Program. It was designed to support those interested in a self-directed major that combines art, communication, English, music, computer information systems, and entrepreneurship. I gravitate toward solving problems through building community and applied this practice to my work with U of Tampa.

I have 20 plus years of teaching, mentoring, and advising experience, with particular expertise in the areas of interactive design and production (web and mobile), the intersection of art and technology, creative thinking, visual literacy, print layout design and production, and career and portfolio development. 

I hold a Master of Fine Arts from the Maine College of Art, as well as a Bachelor of Science in biomedical communication and fine art photography from the RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.