I love teaching drawing and design fundamentals at the Art Institute of Austin. --- August 2009 to the Present --- I teach foundations courses and life drawing. I developed comprehensive final assessments for the Foundations Department, and I serve on Faculty Development Committee. + At the Art Institute Online, Art Institute of Pittsburgh I facilitated online art courses in drawing, life drawing, and color theory for 5 years. + I was the Austin Museum of Digital Art Education Director fromOctober 2003 - December 2004.
My teaching style is to facilitate a dynamic classroom learning community with interactive game and group activities as well as project-based-learning projects that develop responsibility and professional communication skills as well as fuel confidence in drawing and design.
I am honored to serve on the SXSWInteractive and SXSWEdu Advisory Boards for the 2013 conferences. + I have received the following awards for my creative projects: --- Global Bangemann Challenge Finalist, Stockholm, Sweden 1999 --- Texas Interactive Multimedia, Outstanding Achievement Award 1998 --- Innovative Instructional Technology Awards Program 1998 --- Global Information Infrastructure semi-finalist 1998 --- University of Texas Travel Grants for presentations in Italy 1994 and 1996--- My collaborative Cyberopera project has been presented in the following venues: --- World Shakespeare Congress in Valencia, Spain 2001--- Selected as one of the opening projects of Shift-Control, Beall Center for Art + Technology, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine 2000 --- McCullough Theater, University of Texas at Austin, 1998 --- Opening Ceremony performance. South by Southwest Interactive Conference, Austin, Texas 1997 --- First International Conference on Virtual Reality in Valencia, Spain 1996 --- 5CyberConf, Madrid, Spain 1996
Ph.D. 2003 Interdisciplinary: communications, fine arts, and education from the University of Texas at Austin --- Dissertation: Clashing and Converging: Effects of the Internet on the Correspondence Art Network + M.A. 1997 Instructional Technology/Curriculum and Instruction --- Thesis: Pedagogical effectiveness of MIT's Brain Opera + B.A. 1995 Fine Art with specialty in Art and Technology --- Capstone Project: honoria in ciberspazio: the first Internet Opera
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