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Faculty Biographies (A–B)

Julie M. Abijanac, associate professor and advisor, CORE Studio and Fine Arts; teaches design and studio professions. Represented by Art Access Gallery and Zoe Bios Creative, Abijanac has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan and the Zanesville Museum of Art. Abijanac was awarded first place in fiber at the 68th Annual Ohio Exhibition, and her work has been reviewed in the New Art Examiner as well as in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania newspapers. BFA in painting, CCAD, 1992; MFA in painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1994. Online: www.julieabijanac.com.


Jeffrey Accursi, adjunct instructor, Industrial Design; teaches industrial design. Accursi is an industrial designer with more than twelve years of professional experience. He has been both an in-house designer and a consultant, working with a variety of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He is an expert in user-centered design and 3D CAD modeling. He has won IDSA’s Student Merit Award and the Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design award and has been named on multiple United States patents. BFA in Industrial Design, Columbus College of Art & Design, 2002.

Janet Beard, adjunct instructor, Liberal Arts; teaches basic ESL writing and screenwriting. Beard has written numerous screenplays, including the short film One Night Stand, which screened at film festivals across the United States in 2005. A program coordinator at Ohio State University, Beard’s first novel, Beneath the Pines, was published in 2008. She is currently finishing her second novel. BFA in dramatic writing, New York University, 2001; MFA in creative writing, the New School, 2005.

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Charlotte Belland, animation chair and associate professor, Animation and Graduate Studies; teaches design for media, computer animation and digital culture. A hybrid animator, Belland intersects the digital and analogue. Her work focuses on the elegance of animals and ranges from motion performance puppetry to augmented reality and has been presented at SIGGRAPH and the Game Developers Conference. Belland is a co-recipient of the 2006-07 CCAD Teaching Excellence Award. BFA in advertising and graphic design, CCAD, 1997; MFA in computer animation, Ohio State University, 2000. Online: www.bellandpixel.com.
Shannon Benine
, assistant professor, Photography and Graduate Studies; teaches photography, digital imaging, media arts and independent study. Benine is an internationally exhibited artist working in photography, video and installation art. Her work is included in collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the National Centre of Contemporary Art in Moscow. She has received grant support from the city of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Midwest Society for Photographic Education, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. BFA in photography and BA in interdisciplinary visual arts, University of Washington, 2003; MFA in photography, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007. Online: www.shannonbenine.com.

David Bennett
David J. Bennett
, associate professor, Advertising and Graphic Design; teaches web design. Bennett has developed curriculum for CCAD’s advertising and graphic design major’s print and interactive design courses. He teaches introductory and intermediate web design classes. His consulting work includes graphics training for corporate and small business clients, web-based design projects, and solving print production problems. BSID in visual communication design, Ohio State University, 1986; MS in graphic arts publishing, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1999. Online: LinkedIn profile.

Joshua Bodman
, assistant professor, Advertising and Graphic Design; teaches graphic design concepts and advanced typography. Josh’s passion is in typography, branding, and strategy. Previously, Josh taught in the undergraduate and graduate schools at Ohio University. He creates design and advertising solutions for many Fortune 500 companies including OhioHealth, Everlast Boxing, Xerox, Lowe’s, American Standard, Electrolux, Rawlings, TaylorMade Golf and American Chemistry Society. BFA in graphic design and art history, Ohio University, 1999; MFA in graphic design and multimedia, Ohio University, 2003. Online: www.joshbodman.com.

Carol Boram-Hays
Carol Boram-Hays
, adjunct instructor, Liberal Arts; teaches African art history, contemporary art and design and culture. A sculptor and installation artist, Boram-Hays’ work has been nationally and internationally exhibited and has been featured in The New York Times, Landscape Architecture and Sculpture magazine. She has authored articles on Zulu beadwork and published the book Bringing Modernism Home: Ohio Decorative Arts: 1890-1960. The winner of several national and state awards, Boram-Hays completed an artist residency in Dresden, Germany in 2001. AB in biology, Washington University, 1985; MA in African art history, Ohio State University, 1994; PhD in African art history, Ohio State University, 2000. Online: www.carolboramhays.com.

Steven Brown, adjunct instructor, Liberal Arts; teaches philosophy. The faculty advisor for CCAD’s Philosophy Club, Brown’s main research interests are in ethics and the philosophy of religion. He is the founder and current vice-president of a community-based philosophy of religion discussion group (www.amiableassociation.org) and the executive director of an internet-based nonprofit organization working toward the elimination of extreme global poverty. BA in philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 2004; PhD in philosophy, Ohio State University, 2012. Online: www.stevenbrownphilosophy.com.

David Burghy
David Burghy
, associate professor, Industrial Design and CORE Studio; teaches industrial design studio, modeling techniques, and wood sculpture. An artist who works best with a pencil in his hand, Burghy’s preferred medium is wood. He co-authored the 1998 and 2003 editions of Structural Drawing & Applications and is a member of the Ohio Designer Craftsmen and the Knox County Art League. He is a design consultant who enjoys wood working and spending time with his family. BFA in industrial design, CCAD, 1989; MEd in art education, University of Rio Grande, 2009. Online: www.ccad.digication.com/dburghy and www.burghyart.com.

Mark A. Burleigh
, assistant professor, Advertising & Graphic Design; teaches design concepts. A freelance graphic designer, Burleigh has an agency background as a senior art director and packaging graphics designer. He has received honors from the Clio Awards and the Canton Advertising Club’s Addy competition as well as others. A trade silver artisan for 30 years, Burleigh attempts to offer sentimental and historical significance through his creative process. He has exhibited works at the Detroit Historical Museum, Ohio University and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. BFA in advertising, CCAD, 1981. Online: www.markburleigh.com.

Joshua Butts
, adjunct instructor, CORE Liberal Arts English & Philosophy; teaches writing and the arts, criticism, poetry, arts collaboration, contemporary literature, and American literature. Butts has published poems, reviews and short prose in various journals, including Harpur Palate and Quarterly West. In 2006, he published a chapbook of poems, To Learn to Fingerpick Guitar. Butts has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and in 2012, he received a research grant to fund a poetry project based on Columbus native and realist painter George Bellows. BA in English, Ohio State University, 1999; MA in English, Ohio State University, 2002; PhD in English, University of Cincinnati, 2009. Online: www.ccad.digication.com/joshua_butts_ph_d/Welcome/.

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