College Teaching

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 (Umass).

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 of Colorado
• Sample of digital art from Carnegie Mellon


Community Arts Education/Outreach/Non-traditional Classes
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:
• Crimson Summer Academy, Cambridge, MA
(password to see student artwork available by request)
• Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA
• Camp Telecom, Boston, MA
• Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, PIttsburgh, PA


Images 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?"

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