Education and Teaching

Education

Master of Fine Arts   |  2001-03
Dynamic Media Institute
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA

Bachelor of Fine Arts  |  1990-94
Visual Design, Magna Cum Laude
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth MA


Teaching

Curry College  |  Milton MA  |  2009-present
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design Major

Teaching

  • Teach a 4/4 course load
  • Curriculum development for eight courses
  • Introduced new courses: Elements of Dynamic Media, Visual Arts Colloquium
  • Academic advising

Service

  • Summer Orientation Advising  |  Spring 2011
  • Fall Open House  |  2009, 2010
  • Accepted Students Day  |  2010, 2011
    Mock class: “Beautiful Corpse” poster project  |  2011
  • Re-assessing and revising Graphic Design curriculum  |  Fall 2011 – Spring 2012
  • NEASC Assessment Committee (Co-chair)  |  Spring 2011 – present
  • EdTech Committee (Co-chair)  | Spring 2010 – present
  • Visual Design Inquiry Group (VDIG) program development, budget, advertising, curriculum development  |  Fall 2009 – Fall 2010
  • Outcomes and Assessment Diagram for the Graphic Design Major  |  Fall 2009
  • Outcomes and Assessment Diagram for Fine and Applied Arts  |  Spring 2010
  • Attended EdTech and Curriculum Across Campus meetings  |  2009 – 2010

Courses

  • Adobe Photoshop: Meaning, Sequence, and Sense
  • Adobe InDesign: Principles for Organizing Typography
  • Adobe Illustrator: Icons and Information Design
  • Computer Graphic Design: Design Systems for a Complex World
  • Elements of Dynamic Media
  • Visual Arts Colloquium
  • History of Graphic Design

UMass Dartmouth  |  North Dartmouth MA  |  2007-2009
Full-time lecturer: Graphic Design and Digital Media

Teaching

  • Taught a 3/3 course load
  • Curriculum development for five courses
  • Introduced new course: Elements of Motion Design
  • Graduate Advisor/Mentor
  • Academic Advising

Service

  • Graduate MFA Committee  |  2007, 2008
  • National Portfolio Day |  2007, 2008
  • Grant application reader: Foundation Fellowship  |  Summer 2008

Courses

  • Graphic Design V
  • Graphic Design IV
  • Typography III
  • Typography II
  • Elements of Motion Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design  |  Boston MA  |  2003-2007
Adjunct Professor: Graphic Design

Teaching

  • Taught a 2/2 course load
  • Curriculum development
  • Introduced new course: Graphic Design Basics
  • First Year Mentor

Courses

  • Graphic Design II
  • Information Architecture II
  • Information Architecture I
  • Typography III
  • Typography I
  • Design Process
  • Graphic Design Basics

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Information Architecture I

  • Critique of student work
  • Technology support and tutorials
  • Assisted faculty with grading

First Year Mentor: Mentored recent Boston public high school graduates in their first year at MassArt. This included:

  • Bridge communications between students 
and faculty
  • Navigate financial aid and housing issues
  • Advise with class registration and choice for major

New England Institute of Art (NEiA)  |  Brookline MA  |  2003-2004
Adjunct Instructor: Multimedia

Teaching

  • Curriculum development
  • Introduced new course: Information Architecture

Courses

  • Information Architecture
  • Interface Design