Service to the Institution

In addition to teaching, personal work, and research, I regularly work to support the mission, students, and faculty of KCAI. Much of this is in collaboration with entities across campus such as Academic Affairs, Student Advisement, Marketing, and others.


 

Committees:

  • Education Outreach and Education Committee (Chair, Co-Chair, and Member between 2010 and 2015)
    • Curated Faculty Biennial Show, Touchscreen, Marketing, and Website (highest attendance and artist entries recorded to date)
    • Co-Curated Faculty Biennial Show
    • Co-Chaired negotiations with Leedy-Volkous to create Undergrads Underground Gallery space in the Crossroads
    • Chair during talks with KCAI to use Student Living Center space as on-campus student gallery
  • Mobility Committee, Member (2016-current)
  • Animation Faculty Search Committee
  • Foundation Faculty Search Committee
  • Sculpture Faculty Search Committee
  • Digital Media Chair Search Committee
  • Foundation Faculty Search Committee
  • Faculty Development Grant Committee, Member (2015)
  • Visiting Artist Work Group Committee, Member (2014 – 2016)
  • FND’s 50th Anniversary Committee, Curation and documentation (2014)

 

Events:

  • Foundation Department Visual Symposia – Presenter for Interactive Arts (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Narrow Margins Faculty Biennial Show – Exhibition Team (2013)
  • newFOUR Faculty Biennial Show – Curator (2011)
  • make48 – Provided support and oversight during make48 event in Beals Studios (2016, 2017)
  • National Portfolio Days – Reviewer for high school portfolios and KCAI applicants (2011 – 2018)
  • Dragon Boat Race  – Participant at Brush Creek (2012 – 2014)
  • Diversity Days – Departmental Presenter (2014-2017)
  • Early Application Days – Department Presenter (2014 – 2017)

Student Support:

  • Student advising – Act as an informal student advisor, especially regarding technology needs, interactivity, and and industry demand. I work with students in my own courses as well as those from other programs looking for additional help in circuitry, coding, audio/video manipulation, and general critique. This has greatly expanded the use of technology in artwork being created on campus as a whole. (Ongoing)
  • Facilitated four student internships for students
  • Facilitated Teacher’s Assistant position  (2016)

Other:

  • Program Evaluation – Participating in discussions regarding proposed Product Design program, in conjunction with Graphic Design faculty and EPC (Ongoing)
  • Library – Assisted librarians in cataloging and selecting materials for purchase and circulation to support Interactive Arts program and students (2014-current)
  • Viewbook – Volunteered drone photography for viewbook and other promotional materials (2017)
  • Irving Infill – Participated in developing layouts, technology needs, and drone videos for architecture firms  (2016-2017)
  • Master Plan – Volunteered drone photography and video services for internal and external use (2015)
  • Beals Studio technology consultant – Collaborated with Larry Dickerson and selected faculty and staff to select equipment and services (2015)