University Teaching

I began teaching at the University level in the Fall of 2001 during graduate school at the University of Iowa.  2016 will be my twelve year at the University of Nebraska at Omaha as an adjunct instructor.

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Art 1220 – Intermedia Foundations Theory and Practice 2
This course is a continuation of the exploration of fundamental 2 and 3 dimensional design.  The goal of this course is to provide studio art majors with foundation methodologies, skills and theories of contemporary art practices in new genre art.  Students will explore the theory and practice of new genre media: film and video as art forms, installation, book arts, performance and video by working on both independent and collaborative projects. Students will pursue the creative possibilities of blurring boundaries and creating cross-disciplinary work.

Art 1220 – Digital Foundations
An introduction to digital art and design skills, nomenclature, and practice while learning aesthetics and art and design history. Students learn to balance practical knowledge with visual, theoretical, and historical frameworks, and they complete digital skills exercises that incorporate art and design history. These digital skills are then practiced and reinforced with more in-depth art and design projects.

Art 3000 Digital Media Production
This course is an introduction and overview of digital media production for students. The curriculum is designed to provide a basic knowledge of electronic imaging and production techniques for students wishing to continue in digital media or those working with media production artists. Areas introduced will be Digital Image Production, Digital Video Production, and Animation.

Art 3150 Video Art
An introduction to video art production and critical theory for artists. The course exposes students to a variety of theoretical and aesthetic positions and encourages them to think of video as an art making process rather than mass media product. Students are required to produce a number of video art works. Production rather than consumption is stressed as a pedagogical mode.

Art 3360 Applied Design – Art Education
This course is designed to present an opportunity for recreation, education and other undergraduate students to develop basic skills, knowledge and appreciation of the arts and crafts of our culture and other world cultures in order to conduct these activities in recreational and educational settings. The course content will be individualized for the purposes of adapting methods, values, content, and media for students working with special populations or in special settings.

Metropolitan Community College
Beginning Photography
Trimester course of traditional black and white photography including traditional darkroom printing.

Intro to 4-D Studio
Trimester course introducing visual arts concepts in 4-D, Digital and Time Based Arts.

College of Saint Mary
Intro to Photography
Semester long course of traditional black and white photography including traditional darkroom printing.

University of Iowa
Intro to Photography
Semester long course of traditional black and white photography including traditional darkroom printing.