Retired, 5-30-2014: Taught in high school, college, and consulted for the past 53 years. Currently consulting and writing in and about media communications. Instructor, 2002–2014: Digital Media Arts Instructor: Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona. Taught graphic/web design and digital media production. Also designed and developed facilities for digital photography, and graphic design and web production, set up, install software, network and maintain Macintosh computers in all areas of instruction. Consultant, 1970–Present: Publishing and new media consultant to educational institutions and the media industry. Clients included a college, three vocational education centers, commercial printing companies, advertising agencies, newspaper publishers, and private media hardware and software consumers. Responsibilities included performing needs assessments, specifying technology, supervising installation, developing curriculum and group/individual training. Areas include graphic media and presentation/multimedia. December 2013 a $600,000 digital media facility was opened at Hamilton High School that I designed and specified equipment. Professor Emeritus, 1999: State University of New York at Oswego. Professor, 1993–99: Coordinator of the Graphic Design Area, Department of Art, State University of New York at Oswego. Coordinated the development of the BFA and MA Graphic Design Majors, and taught courses in graphic and presentation media. Professor, 1984–93: Graphic Communications Area, Department of Technology, State University of New York at Oswego. Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in graphic communications, commercial graphic design, and digital media production Associate Professor and Chairperson, 1982–84: Department of Printing Production Technology, School of Visual Communications Careers, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, New York. Provided leadership to the Department and represented the concerns and priorities of faculty and students to others within the administrative organization. Developed and monitored department plans of work and associated budgets. Coordinated curriculum development and reviews. Supported co-op and placement activities. Developed departmental workload guidelines. Chaired the School’s self-study and Middle States review process, implemented a departmental computer literacy program, and was the pre-conference Chairman of the 1984 International Graphic Arts Education Association Conference. Associate Professor, 1977–82; Assistant professor, 1968–77: Department of Technology, State University of New York at Oswego. Visiting Professor, Summer 1969: Teacher’s College, Truro, Nova Scotia. High School Teacher and Department Head: 1965–68: Abington Heights High School, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania; 1962–65: Tunkhannock High School, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania; 1961–62: Ephrata High School, Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
Craftsman of the Year Award, 1996, ‘92, ‘78: Syracuse Club of Printing House Craftsmen. Distinguished Craftsman Award, 1990: Syracuse Club of Printing House Craftsmen. Van Hanswyk-Jasser Outstanding Achievement Award, 1990: International Association of Printing House Craftsmen. International Presidents Award of Merit, 1989, ‘75 ‘73: International Association of Printing House Craftsmen. Graphic Arts Teacher of the Year, 1986: Rochester Club of Printing House Craftsmen. Elmer G. Voigt Award, 1980: Awarded by the Education Council of the Graphic Arts Industry. Educator of the Year, Secondary Education, 2010: Awarded by the Electronic Document Systems Foundation.
Undergraduate School: Millersville State University, Millersville, Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Science in Education with authorization to teach English, General Industrial Arts, Graphic Arts and Drawing. Graduated in January, 1961. Granted permanent certification in April, 1965. Graduate School: The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania. Master of Education Degree in Industrial Arts Education. Degree granted September 4, 1965. Attended courses, seminars and workshops at the following organizations (after ‘65 to present): Rochester Institute of Technology, Eastman Kodak, Nord Photo Engineering of Canada, Philco Ford, Polychrome Corporation, Canon Corporation, Compugraphic Corporation, and the New York State Education Department. Most recent courses: 2009 — Completed 60 hours of SEI (Standard English Immersion) to better meet the needs of English language learners. Completed professional growth activities using Adobe Creative Suite CS6
Textbook Coauthor: J. Michael Adams, David D. Faux and Lloyd Rieber. Printing Technology, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions, Delmar Publishers Inc., 1971–1996, 629 pp. Coauthor of four New York State Curriculum Guides: Photography: Black and White Imaging, 27 pp., Graphic Communications, 26 pp., Communications Systems, 15 pp., and Media Production, 21 pp. Presenter - October 2008: 69th Technology Conference, State University of New York at Oswego, Communications Technology, Trends, Tactics and Practices. Presenter - January 2009: Clemson University Leadership Forum, Leading and Learning for Tomorrow. Presenter - October 2014: 75th Technology Conference, State University of New York at Oswego, Media Communications: Best Practices.
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Art, Classroom Management, Writing, Vocational Education