Tenured Professor in Art & Communication with 20 years university teaching experience carrying a full teaching and advising load. Active studio practice slanted towards digital photography and interactive installation. Successful entrepreneur who co-founded and scaled a startup entity over a 10 year period that culminated in successful acquisition. Currently full-time working artist.
As an educator and practicing artist, I believe it is my responsibility to guide my students toward three goals: to develop themselves technically and intellectually to the discourse of art-making, to apply those skills in a thoughtful manner, and to cultivate critical inquiry. Leading students toward their personal bests, I am helping them toward an elevated way of perceiving and interacting with their world. I challenge students to re-position themselves in relation to their current point of view in order to expand their visual vocabulary. I use the analogy of cut crystal; the piece as a whole is the same but pending on the facet through which you look the view changes. The trick is to re-position your view. My objective, in both my art and my teaching, is to access the “other facet” and expand vision. It is within this context interesting and constructive conversations occur, that can lead to thoughtful and provocative artistic work.
2017 – Present New York University, Tisch School of the Arts ITP Graduate Program [Adjunct Professor]
Frontiers of Telecommunication
2014 – Present Private Educational Consultant, School at Home Professional
2017 OCT - Harrison School for the Arts, Polk County Museum, Florida
Workshop focused on bookmaking at the high school level
2017 MAY - The Pingry School, New Jersey
Post installation workshop on the high school and middle school levels.
2013 – 2014 Sanford Brown Tampa Florida [Teacher]
Interactive Design and Production – 410 Mobile App Design
2011 – 2014 University of Tampa, Tampa Florida [Adjunct Professor]
Department of Art – ART211 Art and Technology (cross listed with Communication) Department of Communication – COM222 Creative Thinking
2000 – 2007 Department of Communications [tenured] and Director, Electronic Media Art & Technology Program (currently called: New Media Production) University of Tampa, Tampa Florida [Associate Professor]
Classes: GTW100/102 Gateways, ART210 Computer Graphics (Beginning Digital Arts), COM232 Visual Literacy, COM263 Web Design and Production (Interactive Media 1), COM323 Frontiers of Telecommunication, COM363 CD/DVD Design and Production (Interactive Media 2), COM380 Culture Society and Computing Technology, COM499 Senior Project
Programs: Developed, implemented, and advised Electronic Media Art & Technology (EMAT) Program. It was the first interdisciplinary cross major digital new media undergraduate program in the South East of the United States; Designed, implemented and managed a 42 seat graphics / video / interactive production digital classroom
Students: Developed portfolio and career opportunities for students as well as supervised internships, Developed interactive CD for University Publication – Quilt, Active student advisor of approximately 70 undergraduates per semester
Committees: Provost Search Committee (2006 – 2007), Elected to Faculty Committee by full faculty vote (term 2004 – 2007), Active member of the Instructional Technology Committee (2004/2005; 2005/2006), Incepted and Maintained the Un-Tenured Faculty Committee (2002-2004)
1997 – 2000 Graphic Design, International Academy of Design, Tampa Florida [Adjunct Faculty]
Classes: Quark (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced), Pre-Press, Visual Literacy, Fundamentals of Design, Portfolio Development
Programs: Developed currently utilized curriculum for Graphic Design Program, Standardized syllabi for Quark, Fundamentals of Design, and Visual Literacy
Students: One on one counseling for portfolio presentation and interviewing skills, Active student advisor
HS – The Pingry School