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MEDIA RESOURCE GUIDE

SCHOOL OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND DESIGN

DEAN: Dr. Sharon Welkey

Graphic Design

Michael Clayton, associate professor and program coordinator for graphic design

  • Web design
  • Interactive design
3D Animation & Game Design

Adam Watkins, program coordinator and associate professor of computer graphic arts

  • Animation
  • Animation history
  • 3D animation
  • Video games
  • 3D video games
  • Mobile games
  • Game development
  • Game design
  • Character design
  • Augmented reality
  • Oculus rift
  • Virtual reality
Computer Information Systems

Phillip Youngblood, program coordinator and instructor of computer information systems

  • Computers and society
  • Distance education
  • Multiuser virtual environments, Second Life
  • Cyberspace security
Communications

Dr. Dora Fitzgerald, assistant professor of communication arts

  • Film content and culture
  • Print and broadcast journalism
  • Video production
  • Screenwriting

Dr. Valerie Greenberg, associate professor of communication arts

  • Media ethics
  • Ethics of women’s portrayal in the media
  • New information society

Dr. Trey Guinn, assistant professor & graduate program director

  • Presentational Effectiveness
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Relationship Research
  • Crisis Communication
  • Leadership Training & Development
  • Team Development & Group Dynamics

Michael Mercer, senior instructor of communication arts; Logos student newspaper adviser

  • Journalism
  • Diversity of media
  • Media ethics
  • Mainstreaming coverage

Hank McDonnell, director of communication arts and senior instructor; KUIW and UIWTV adviser

  • Video and audio productions
  • New media technology

Dr. John Perry, professor of communication arts

  • Speech and writing
  • Impression management

Dr. Zazil Reyes Garcia, assistant professor of communication arts (Spanish)

  • Bilingual Communication
  • Female politicians in the media
  • Visual Communication in Political Cartoons
Fashion Merchandising

Dr. Melinda Adams, assistant professor of fashion management

  • Textile art
  • Wearable art

Dr. Carla Anderson Perez, associate professor of fashion management  

  • Pattern making
  • Computer-aided design and manufacturing for apparel

Dr. Cathryn Studak, director and professor of fashion management

  • Diversity managerial practices of fashion retailers
  • Brand management methods for product presentation
  • Brand management strategies for retail store design
  • Self-efficacy of students enrolled in applied mathematics coursework
Interior Design

Judy Broughton, associate professor of interior design

  • Interior design
  • Interior color and materials
  • Design for the handicapped and aging
  • History of architecture and furniture design
  • World religion

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