Educator • Digital Artist
Digital Media is often defined as a range of varied topics and it’s rare that there is a collective opinion regarding what falls under this category. My ongoing research and educational direction are done so with this in mind to highlight the array of areas digital platforms are integrated under the greater topic.
Electronic Arts are the core of my research, interest, and experience. With research into all aspects of video, sound, new and emerging technologies, mobile media, and interactive design I critically and creatively explore the different possibilities in fusing the aspects of each to create multi-faceted works.
Apple Distinguished Educator
Blackmagic Design, DaVinci Resolve, Color Correction & Fairlight Certified Trainer
Accepted into Adobe Partners by Design Program for Art and Design Faculty
Professional Panel for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Associate Professor of Digital and Interactive Media, School of Photography and Media Studies at Daytona State College
2019 - Present
Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching courses within the Digital and Interactive Media Production and Photography Programs, in the School of Photography and Media Studies at Daytona State College. Student advising, research, involvement with community organizations, and participating as a member on college committees. Serve on the College Technology Advisory Board and Advising Council.
Assistant Chair, Digital and Interactive Media Production Program, Daytona State College
2019 - Present
Lead the Digital Interactive Media Production Program, including College and State Curriculum and Program reviews. In charge of a Major Program and Curriculum update, including new Courses, Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes that started Fall 2021. Program outreach including the creation of an Industry Advisory Board, Articulation agreement with all local High Schools, hiring, and student advisement. Organized Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Trainer Training for Faculty and Staff. Led the School of Photography and Media Studies to be a recognized Blackmagic Design official Academic Training Partner. Integration of Professional DaVinci Resolve Certification for students. Supervised the update of program resources to industry standard 6K video production equipment kits, industry-standard Mac Pro, and BYOD new media suites, capable of 6k video post-production, sound, and interactive media. Appointed lead for the School of Photography transition to online conversion during COVID-19.
Associate Professor of Digital Media, American University in Dubai
December 2010 - 2018
Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching all video, sound, and interactive courses in the Digital Media concentration. Responsible for teaching many Visual Communication foundation and senior courses within AUDs Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Visual Communication program as well as Technological Applications In The Classroom graduate course in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) program within The School of Education. Student advising, research, involvement with community organizations, and participation as a member on University committees.
Digital Media Coordinator, American University in Dubai
2011 - 2017
Throughout the 6 years, I was Coordinator for the Digital Media Major, I led the change to update the curriculum, and computer labs, and built 5 new media industry standard suites and resource rooms with industry-standard video, sound, and interactive equipment. The Digital Media Major was nominated as a center of excellence by Apple, recognized in an initiative by Blackmagic Design of top film schools in the region, and recognized as a Blackmagic Design official Academic Training Partner. Alumni are employed in the region and internationally as editors, animators, colorists, producers, art directors, film faculty, photography faculty, digital media faculty, and a range of other digital media creative positions. Digital Media graduates were accepted into top graduate programs in the USA and Europe including but not limited to: Berklee College of Music, The University of Southern California, New York University, Northwestern University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, the University of the West of Scotland. Masters Programs in Multimedia Journalism, Masters in Film, Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation, Masters in Fine Arts in Interactive Media. Additionally, many have been awarded scholarships including the Annenberg Leadership Scholarship and Annenberg Graduate Fellow. Enrollment was the fastest growing and largest Major in the Visual Communications Department.
Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, McNeese State University
September 2010 - December 2010
Responsibilities include teaching 100-200-300-400 level courses in Communication Theory, Emerging Media/Web/New Media Design, and beginning through advanced Media Production. Student advising, research, involvement with community organizations, and participation as a member on university committees. Advise and implement updating studio space including working with vendors, quotes, and implementing updates.
Applied Communication Faculty, SWC, Higher College of Technology
2007 - 2010
Responsibilities include teaching Media Communication, Video, Photography, and Multimedia Production courses. This includes teaching theory and basic visualizing, storyboarding, color, layout, planning, typography, design history, and providing proven graphics-related work experience in print, video, and electronic media. This requires a working knowledge of all current media-related software, including, but not limited to, Adobe CS, and Final Cut Studio. Working knowledge of technical media production, photography, broadcasting, multimedia, digital media, editing/lighting/video, and video postproduction. Knowledge surrounding media and design studies including, animation, motion graphics, style and genre, history of media, photography, and video.
Associate Broadcast Producer/Art Director, Palio Communications
2000 - 2007
Responsibilities included but were not limited to shooting, producing, and editing in-house productions and supervising out-of-house productions. Coordinate shoots and locations, direct crew and cast, log footage, oversee graphics and postproduction, and facilitate duplication and packaging. Handle project management, publicity, event coordination, office management, and light accounting. Utilize advanced understanding of multimedia technology and video production techniques with strong knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Adobe CS, Media100, ProTools, and Quark. Projects include Web, multimedia, CD/DVD, trade-show, broadcast, video, and radio.
Daytona State College
DIG2000 Introduction to Digital Media
DIG2500 Fundamentals of Interactive Media
DIG2441 Mobile Devices and Applications of Social Media
DIG2030 Fundamentals of Digital Video
DIG2203 Intermediate Digital Video Production
DIG2074 Interactive Media Capstone
DIG2940 Internship in Digital Media
GRA1543 Graphic Design Studio
PGY1115 Color Theory and Processes
PGY1800 Photography and Image Making
PGY1802 Digital Image Processing and Applications
PGY2750 Introduction to Video Production
American University in Dubai
VCCC100 Introduction to Visual Communication
VCCC205 Computer Graphics II
VCDM221 Introduction to Video Production
VCDM222 Introduction to Sound
VCDM230 Introduction to Interactive Media
VCDM320 Performance And Installation Studio
VCDM321 Intermediate Projects in Video
VCDM325 Underwater Media Production
VCDM330 Advanced Projects in Interactive Media
VCDM322 Advanced Sound Design Studio
VCDM421 Advanced Video Production
VCCC480 Senior Project
VCCC490 Field Experience in Visual Communication
EDCO620 Technological Applications In The Classroom