Tenured Professor in Art & Communication with 20 years university teaching experience carrying a full teaching, advising, committee load. Active studio practice currently focues in fine art sculptural book making. Successful entrepreneur who co-founded and scaled a startup entity over a 10 year period that culminated in successful acquisition. Currently applying experience to individual consultancy on the individual and institutional level.
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 apply those skills in a thoughtful manner, and to cultivate critical inquiry. Leading students toward their personal bests, I am help them elevate their manner 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. It is within this context interesting and constructive conversations occur, that can lead to thoughtful and provocative work.
TEACHING & EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANCY EXPERIENCE
2018 - Present Consultant / Advisor MyIvy Private Prepatory School, Summit New Jersey
2014 – Present Private Educational Consultant, School at Home Professional National Footprint specializing in high performance gifted youth
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