Andrew Brody, AIA, NCARB,
Associate Professor of Interior Design, School of Visual and Performing Arts, has taught at Endicott since the spring of 2002. Courses taught include Design Studio, Professional Practice, Portfolio, Beginning and Advanced Computer Aided Design, Lighting Design, Building Codes, Contract Documents, Beginning and Advanced Rendering, Internship, and the Senior Thesis sequence. During Mr. Brody’s sabbatical in Spring 2012, he began researching how effectively different types of architectural drawings communicate to people with varied visual and spatial cognition levels.
Mr. Brody has written extensively, including a media-focused textbook, Electronic Workflow for Interior Designers and Architects, from Fairchild Publications. He has presented several papers at the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities, and will present again this fall at the Constructed Environment conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
As an architect, Mr. Brody has worked on his own and for several firms in Maine and Massachusetts, on project types including retail, residential, public libraries, and elementary schools. He has a BA in English from Columbia University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon. He is a licensed architect in Maine and Massachusetts, a member of the AIA, and is NCARB certified. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Danielle Currier earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in the area of design and technology from Parsons School of Design and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts. She is an Assistant Professor of Visual Communications at Endicott College, and has previously held teaching appointments at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Parsons School of Design, and the Whitney Museum in New York. While faculty at Parsons, Ms. Currier was the recipient of the New School Faculty Technology Grant to develop one of the first distance learning pedagogical systems for integrated software and technology curricula. She was a guest speaker at the Syllabus 2001 Conference, where she presented that work.
Ms. Currier has extensive industry design experience, including projects at ThinkWare Inc., CSC Interactive, Intranets Inc., Houghton Mifflin, Hookumu Inc., and U.S. Interactive. Her work has been featured in the I/O Digital Exhibition in NYC, ResFest Online, Coolhomepages.com, and with the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council. In the Fall of '03, Ms. Currier's technology-oriented artworks were presented in a solo exhibition in the J. David Broudo Gallery at Endicott College. Most recently, she was awarded a SIGGRAPH special projects grant and a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation fellowship. Email: email@example.com
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Kathleen Desmond is an Associate Professor in the Visual Communications department. Professor Desmond has extensive experience in the multimedia and video industry producing interactive programs for corporations, education, and museums. Her interests include the design and articulation of dimensional space in media and the arts. Professor Desmond has taught a wide range of courses including; Computer Animation, Interactive Design, Techniques and History of Graphic Design, Typography, History of Modern Design, Web Page Design and Digital Information, Visual Communications Thesis, Foundations of Design, Introduction to Computer Graphics, and Drawing.
As a visual artist, Professor Desmond has produced documentary videos, computer controlled video installations, and drawings integrated with time-based projections/video. This year Desmond had a solo exhibition entitled "Installations" at Colorado State University-Pueblo Fine Arts Gallery, which included large light projections, video installations, and multimedia drawings. Professor Desmond has received a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant for her project "Reflections by Women in Later Life". Her work is exhibited locally and nationally, including at the Doubletake/Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Alternative Museum, among others. Her work is in The Drawing Center Registry in NYC, NY.
Professor Desmond organized and chaired a panel "Aging and Identity: Investigations of Being" at the 2005 College Art Association Annual Conference, the leading organization for art and art education in higher education. In October, Professor Desmond presented "Speaking their Stories" at the Fourteenth Annual Women's Studies Conference "Women, Power & Politics" at Southern Connecticut State University.
Professor Desmond is a member of the American Association of University Women, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Women's Caucus for Art, and College Art Association. She attended Rhode Island School of Design and Kansas City Art Institute, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sanford Farrier, Chair, Visual Communications, completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design at the University of Washington in Seattle and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. He is Chair of the Department of Visual Communications and holds the rank of Associate Professor. His teaching responsibilities include upper level courses such as Information Design, Junior Design Studio, Semester Internship and Senior Thesis. Prior to joining the Endicott School of Visual and Performing Arts faculty, Professor Farrier spent three years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he served as Design Manager and Associate Director of the Publishing Services Bureau, and as Art Director/Designer on a number of projects for the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science. Following completion of his graduate studies, he was Guest Lecturer in the Design Division of the University of Washington School of Art, and has taught at Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts.
Professor Farriers personal work has appeared in a variety of group shows in Seattle and New England, including a 2010 solo exhibition of his theatre posters at The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA.
With over twenty-five years of private practice in communication design, Professor Farrier has collaborated with clients as diverse as The Discovery Channel, Adobe, The Starz Denver Film Festival, and MIT, to name a few. His work has been published in and received awards of excellence from Communication Arts, Print, How Magazine, The West Coast Art Directors Club, AIGA, and the University and College Design Association.
Professor Farrier also maintains an active professional practice, which informs his teaching. His work can be seen at www.farrierdesign.com Email: email@example.com
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Brian Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor of Music, received a Masters in Music at The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, and his Ph.D. from Ohio University. Before arriving at Endicott he held a full-time music faculty position at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where he earned the Junior Faculty Award for teaching and contributions to the college. He has received awards for academic excellence at Ohio University during doctoral studies.
Active as a composer and pianist Brian has written for large and small ensembles, vocal music, soloists, and electronic music. He has had formal composition studies with Robert Carl, Chinary Ung, and under Ungs tutelage with Pulitzer Prize winner George Crumb. In 1987, he won the Bayles Award for music composition. He has also received the Siegfred Scholarship prize and has been awarded the Siena scholarship on two separate occasions, first for performance and then composition.
Fitzpatrick was chosen by Pulitzer Prize winner George Perle, as a candidate for the composer's forum held at the Florida Center for the Arts. He has written music for a film-short that received honorable mention in the Athens International Film Festival in 1996. Brian Fitzpatrick has collaborated with visual artists, choreographers, and filmmakers. In 1999, Fitzpatrick was the guest composer at the Williams College New Music Festival in Williamstown, MA. In 2004 he participated in the New England Conservatory's Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano Music. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dena Gilby received Bachelor degrees in English and Classical Humanities from Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. She obtained Master's and Doctorate degrees in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Gilby has worked in a variety of capacities in her field; she has held positions in Wisconsin's Percent for Art Program, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the Getty Research Institute. Professor Gilby's areas of interest include women and art in antiquity and the interpretation of the past in contemporary advertising. Email: email@example.com
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Rebecca Kenneally has been Choral Director at Endicott College in Beverly, MA, since 2005 and began as Chair of Performing Arts in Fall 2010. Previously, Professor Kenneally was the Director of the Women's Chorus at The New England Conservatory of Music. She has directed in The New England Conservatory Light Opera Company and Boston University opera scenes productions. She co-directed the children in the Boston Lyric Opera's production, The Little Prince (2004). Professor Kenneally was the Youth Ensemble Director for the Boston Early Music Festival productions of: Acteon by Charpentier, and Venus and Adonis by John Blow (2009/10). Musical Theater directing credits include: Carnival (EC 2010); Kiss Me Kate (EC 2009); How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying... (EC 2007); and The Last Five Years (MLT 2008.
Professor Kenneally is the choral director for Music at Port Milford summer music festival in Ontario, Canada, where she will also perform as a guest soloist in 2010. She is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, recently sponsoring five singers to the select ACDA Eastern Division Honor Choir. Recently Professor Kenneally was Artistic Director and Conductor of Girl Choir, a professional high school ensemble, which enjoyed the honor of premiering works of Pulitzer Prize winner John Harbison at the 2007 Winsor Music Festival. She also directs the 80 voices of the Old North Church Youth Choirs and teaches privately in Marblehead.
Professor Kenneally holds a Bachelor of Music in voice performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, studying with Chicago Lyric Opera soloist and Metropolitan Opera Competition Winner Sunny Joy Langton, and a Master of Music in conducting from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, studying with King's Singers Founder Simon Carrington and University of London,'s Colin Durrant. She continued voice studies with Patricia Stedry, and at the Berklee College of Music. She is an alumna of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (voice), and the Boston Conservatory of Music Summer Choral Workshop (conducting). Professor Kenneally enjoys giving recitals and singing as a guest with area orchestras. She loves teaching voice, conducting choirs, and helping young artists find their own artistic voice. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Barbara Burgess Maier is a graduate of Endicott College, Skidmore College, and the University of Massachusetts. She is a full professor and a recipient of the Award for Teaching Excellence. Professor Burgess Maier has taught a wide range of courses in fine arts and technology and has exhibited her work in both traditional and computer based media. Her interest in curriculum development, how students learn, and her research on the subject of creative thinking led to the development of a unique liberal arts seminar course called Imagination and Creativity. She also teaches a Creativity course at Northeastern University. Professor Burgess Maier has lectured to numerous groups on this subject and recently published in Art and Academe (Spring 1997). Prof. Burgess Maier presented her papers "Resetting the Creative Compass: The Impact of Technology on the Process of Thinking" (1996) and "The Consequence of No Context" (1997) at the New York School of Visual Arts National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists. Email: email@example.com
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Kevin Michael Renz, IIDA, , Associate Dean of Interior Design, School of Visual and Performing Arts. Mr. Renz was appointed Chair of the Department of Interior Design in September 2003. Previous to this he held the post Director of Certificate Programs and Interior Design Faculty at the Boston Architectural Center.
Professor Renz received his Master of Science Degree in Architecture from the University of Wales Cardiff, where his studies included environmental design of buildings and passive design. Mr. Renz received his Bachelor of Architectural Studies Degree from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, where he concentrated his studies on the principles of organic architecture and environmentally sensitive design. He is a professional member of IIDA (International Interior Design Association) and NCIDQ Certified (National Council for Interior Design Qualification). In addition, he has over 15 years of professional experience in the field of interior design. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cynthia Roberts is Assistant Professor of 2-D Studio Art. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and an undergraduate degree from Brown University. Roberts has had a solo exhibition and various group exhibitions in NY at Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, and continues to exhibit and install her work in commercial galleries and independent spaces including Oni Gallery in Boston and Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, NY. She has taught a range of studio and design courses at the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, Salem State College, and a seminar in the Graduate Department of Educational Technology at Long Island University. Additionally, Roberts was the Executive Director of the NY-based international non-profit arts organization Triangle Arts Association. Her design and production background is represented through the work of the independent company Book Mechanics, co-founded with her husband, which provides design and composition services for publishers and other clients. She is an active member of the Redbrick Arts Association in Beverly and maintains a studio there.
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Nicole Sao Pedro-Welch began working at Endicott as the head Dance Team coach in 2008. In January of 2009, she became a part of Endicott faculty as a dance instructor and is now the Coordinator of Dance at Endicott College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Education program in Creative Arts and Learning at the Van Loan School of Endicott College.
Ms. Sao Pedro has performed with many dance companies and organizations including Pillow Project Dance Company of Pittsburgh, PA; Danny Swain Dance Company of Boston, MA; the Boston Celtics Dance Team; LaRossa Dance of Boston, MA; and has been a company dancer with Monkeyhouse (voted "Best Dance Company in Boston" for 2006 & 2007 by the Boston Phoenix Reader's Poll) for the past four years. She has performed at Green Street Studios, Dance Complex, Multi-Cultural Arts Center of Cambridge, and many other venues in the Massachusetts area.
As a choreographer, Ms. Sao Pedro choreographed for "David" the musical in 2007 that debuted at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston and has also choreographed works of her own that were presented at Green Street Studios. She is an adjudicator and choreographer of dance and cheerleading throughout the country.
Ms. Sao Pedro's most recent choreography works include, Life Horizon (EC 2009) a dance and "live paint" collaboration with Endicott College art professor Cynthia Roberts, Carnival! (EC 2009), and Swing Song (EC2010), a collaborative dance and chorus concert with Rebecca Kenneally, Endicott College Chair of Performing Arts and Chorus Director.
Ms. Sao Pedro was recently awarded "Best Choreography" at NDA's New England Dance Championships in 2009 for Endicott College's Dance Team, and has also co-authored a grant titled: Cambridge Connections: Urban Dance at Endicott that was partially funded by the Beverly Cultural Council.
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Carol Pelletier, Chair of Fine Arts received the Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from James Madison University and the Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. She holds the rank of Associate Professor. Her previous posts have included Chair of Visual Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Visual Arts Master Teacher for the Governors School for the Arts at Marshall University. She has exhibited in over 50 solo and group shows nationwide. She has received three National Endowment for the Arts Grants, one being a Fellowship grant to honor her achievement in the field of Fine Arts. She has also received a Mellon Foundation grant and is a Salzburg Fellow.
Her work has been in multiple catalogue exhibitions and publications including the New American Paintings Magazine. To see more about her work, please visit www.carolpelletier.net. email: email@example.com
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Mark Towner was appointed Associate Dean of the Division of Art and Design September 2000. Previous to this he held academic appointments at The University of Iowa, St. Ambrose University, Saint Mary's College at Notre Dame, Ohio University, and Wayne State University. Additionally, he has held administrative positions at Northeast Document Conservation Center, American Craft Museum, The University of Iowa, and Davenport Museum of Art.
He received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art, where his studies included Aesthetics, Photography, Histories of Photography and Film, and Printmaking. Towner received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia College-Chicago, where he earned a Dual Major in Museology and Photography. He also studied Filmmaking, Grant Writing, Photography, History of Photography, and Creative Writing. Towner continued his education at the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography, and Visual Studies Workshop. A firm believer in internships, he has student intern experience at Light Gallery, Inc., New York and The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Participation in national conferences and panels and has involved Towner with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois-Iowa Art Education Conference, the Society for Photographic Education, and the Iowa Museum Association. He has also lectured at Augustana College, Clarke College, Columbia College-Chicago, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Lawrence Institute of Technology, Ohio University, School of Visual Arts, Southern Illinois University and The University of Iowa.
Towner has curated exhibitions or coordinated local venues relating to contemporary issues in the arts, including, Wellness, Disease & The Visual Arts, Subjective Truths: Six Photographers, The Face of Breast Cancer: A Photographic Essay, Three Decades of Midwestern Photography, Faith Ringgold: 25 Year Survey, A Different War: Vietnam In Art, Judaica: Paintings by Hilu & Ceramics by Lipnick, The Painted Spirit, and Liberty In the Americas: Art & Politics.
He also has an interest in writing articles about modern artists, including Bill Gottlieb, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Bea Nettles, Nathan Lerner, Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry. His own art has been included in several articles or books, including, Printed Pleasure: Published Pain, The Arts in Healing, Sex Wars: Photography On the Frontlines, Megalopolis, and Evolution of the Crucifix.
As a practicing artist Towner continues to exhibit his art. His works have been included in solo and group exhibitions at Des Moines Art Center, IA, Huntington Galleries, Huntington, WV, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Arts Iowa City, IA, Nissen Arts & Medicine Gallery, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, OH, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, Fort Wayne Art Museum, Fort Wayne, IN, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY, and Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IL. In New York City Towner has exhibited at Bond Gallery, Trabia-MacAfee Gallery, Circle work Visions and PACA Gallery. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Larry Volk is an Assistant Professor of Photography in the Department of Visual Communications. He holds an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. Prior to coming to Endicott he had taught in the New England region for 12 years serving as an lecturer in photography at: Northeastern University, Montserrat College of Art, and Rhode Island School of Design. In addition he has taught in Italy for the past 5 years during the month of July. In the department of Visual Communications he teaches Traditional silver photography, digital photography, and studio lighting. His areas of expertise include: documentary photography, location lighting and production, photographic artist books, large format photography, zone system, digital photography, fine art digital printing.
His work has been exhibited nationally and is held in both private and museum collections. His most recent exhibits include a one person exhibition at the Agency at Fidelity, Fidelity Investments (2002) and 2 person exhibition at The Art Center in Orange, Orange Virginia (2003).
His commercial photographic business of 10 years, Larry Volk Photography, included editorial and corporate clients. A partial client list: Fast Company, Time Inc (Fortune, Fortune Small Business), Yankee Magazine, IEE Spectrum, Fidelity Investments, Harvard University, Harley Davidson. His professional web site: www.larryvolk.com. Email: email@example.com
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