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Teaching

Now that I've been working at my 9 - 5 job, I no longer teach. However, here's some of my prior teaching experiences (both at the college level and in corporate training):

  • Maryland Institute, College of Art, Instructor, Computer Graphics, 1989-1998

    • Taught web design course. Also taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes in paint, illustration, and desktop publishing programs.

    • Team taught "Image & Technology" course to undergraduate Visual Communications majors with photography and typography instructors

    • Helped develop curriculum, hardware/software acquisition and technology development policies.

  • Maryland Institute, College of Art, Coordinator of Graduate Photography, 1985-1988

    • Organized all aspects of student's graduate school experience:

      • Curriculum development, recruitment, advising, and preparation for thesis papers and exhibitions.

      • Taught graduate level seminars on contemporary photography and art.

      • Developed visiting artists programs which brought internationally recognized artists and critics to share their work and interact with our students.

      • Organized and evaluated college self-study as a member of the Re-accreditation Steering Committee

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Instructor, Computer Graphics, 1995-Present

    • Taught web design as a distance learning course entirely via the Internet (not being taught Spring, 1997)

  • Have also taught at art colleges and universities including: the University of Maryland, the University of Washington, and Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles.

  • Taught computer graphics to high school students at Carnegie Mellon University's Pre-College Program during summers of 1991-1992
Corporate Training

Have trained on the corporate level since 1992. Have taught courses in computer literacy, graphics, and telecommunications (both PC and Mac) to corporations including the World Bank, the National Institutes of Health, and New Horizons Corporate Training Centers. Courses taught include:

  • Basic (Intro, Intermediate and Advanced on both Mac and Windows)

  • Word Processing (Microsoft Word and WordPerfect)

  • Desktop Publishing (QuarkXpress and Pagemaker)

  • Paint and Illustration (Photoshop, Painter, Freehand, Illustrator)

  • Spreadsheet (Excel)

  • Presentation (Persuasion)

  • Telecommunications (All-in-One)


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