In graduate school at the University of Colorado, Boulder, I designed
my own curriculum and taught beginning photography classes. I moved to
Pittsburgh where I taught, as a lecturer in the art Department at Carnegie
Mellon University. From September 2003 until June 2006, I taught digital
imaging in the art department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston
Topics covered include: photography, Flash, Director, Photoshop, Illustrator,
HTML, art history, media criticism (new this semester!) graphic design,
public/community-based art and interdisciplinary installation.
Additionally, Spring semester 2006, I was invited as guest artist to Worcester
State College to lead an activist art/digital media workshop series for
students in a community health course.
Links to College Teaching:
• Samples of art, syllabi, & lesson plans from Umass
• Sample of photos from the University
• Sample of digital art from Carnegie Mellon
Community Arts Education/Outreach/Non-traditional
In 2004, I joined the founding faculty as the digital photography teacher
for the inaugural year of a program at Harvard University, the
Crimson Summer Academy (CSA). Please see
http://www.crimsonsummer.harvard.edu for more details about this new
community outreach program at Harvard serving public high school students
from Boston and Cambridge. I developed the curriculum and teach all courses
in digital photography for the Crimson Summer Academy. I am also their
graphic designer and webmaster.
From 1992-1998 I worked as an instructor and also as the media arts lab
manager at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, a community development corporation
in Pittsburgh, PA. I ordered equipment, set up the lab, and designed curriculum.
From 1998-2000 I worked as a media specialist at the Boston Arts Academy,
a public high school for the arts.
Links to Community Arts Education:
Summer Academy, Cambridge, MA
(password to see student artwork available by request)
• Boston Arts Academy,
• Camp Telecom, Boston,
• Manchester Craftsmen's
Guild, PIttsburgh, PA
to the left and below show student work from an Introduction
to Media Arts class for high school students that I taught at the
Boston Arts Academy. Students created a series of contemplative, community-orientated
posters aimed at mass transit commuters. Two posters were offset printed
and hundreds were posted inside Boston subway trains during the summers
of '99 and '00. Above is a rough draft of the collaborative "What
Are You Working for?" poster. Below is Orlando Arroyo's poster, "Without
Art Wouldn't Life be Kind of Plain?"