Faculty Lunch Talk | Jason Mowry & Joey Pigg
The Faculty Lunch Talks series provides a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing professional development of CCAD's faculty. In each session, two informal presentations by faculty about their recent or upcoming creative work, scholarship, or other professional development—specific projects, compelling experiences, or new ideas about teaching—are combined with a light lunch and community dialogue. All CCAD faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.
The Faculty Lunch Talks occur every other Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Canzani Center Multipurpose room. A light lunch of soup, salad, rolls, and cookies will be provided. The series is presented by CCAD Faculty Council and Academic Affairs.
Jason Mowry, "Exploring Imaginative Realism"
Jason Mowry recently attended and showcased several paintings at IX Arts Showcase in Reading Pennsylvania this past fall. He will talk about the work he presented at the Showcase and how he would define the term Imaginative Realism. Mowry is an adjunct instructor in the Animation department.
Joey Pigg, "Our Students Don't Do Their Course Readings, and It's Our Fault"
Joey Pigg, an adjunct instructor in the Writing, Literature, and Philosophy department, will talk about the implementation and development of a reading engagement pedagogy and assessment model in the classroom. He will share his recent work in reorienting his philosophy courses and students to the practice of reading itself.
Lexie Stoia, "Talking to Our Ancestors"
Using traditional materials and electricity, Lexie Stoia looks for threads connecting us to those who came before. She will use an interactive presentation style to discuss nature, technology, food, and the loss of ancestral skills. Stoia is an adjunct instructor in CORE/CINE and an adjunct faculty representative on Faculty Council.
Maria Romasco Moore, "Ecstatic Ekphrastic: Photographs and Fiction"
Maria Romasco Moore's recent multimedia book Ghostographs: An Album was described by the New York Times as an "eerie, intimate sequence of flash fictions illuminating the author's carefully curated collection of vintage photographs...." In this talk, she will discuss the process of working on Ghostographs, as well as other recent text and image collaborations. Moore is an adjunct instructor in the Writing, Literature, and Philosophy department.
Carol Griffith, "Art Basel Miami & the Grand Canyon"
Professor of Fine Arts Carol Griffith will reflect on her trip to Art Basel Miami last year and a research photo shoot in Utah and Arizona this past June. Her presentation will include images from both experiences.
Vicki Golden, "Swimming the Sabbatical"
Vicki Golden reflects on her sabbatical experiences thusly: "Sometimes you just go with the wave, other times you learn to punch through all the paddling so not to be washed backwards by the wave, and many times you dive deeper for quieter waters." Golden is an associate professor in Advertising & Graphic Design.
¡Katie B Funk!, "and I knew I was a teacher when"
Adjunct instructor in CORE Studies ¡Katie B Funk! will offer a firsthand account of what it means to go from graduate student to postgrad purgatory to first-time teacher and back again.
Robert Loss, "Prince from Minneapolis: A Report on Utopia"
Robert Loss will discuss the utopian visions in Prince's music, what he learned about them by presenting at last year's Prince from Minneapolis conference, and why they remain vital today for culture, politics, and education. Loss is an associate professor in the Writing, Literature, and Philosophy department, teaches in the Comics and Narrative Practice program, and is the president of Faculty Council.
Bekah Nunn, "Reflections on Digital Project Management"
Bekah Nunn, Program Coordinator for the Animation department, will recap her recent Digital Project Management certification course to highlight how we can utilize project management techniques to bolster the soft-skills of our students as well as in our own professional practices.
Tosha Stimage, "Art education as an experiment in language"
In this talk, Tosha Stimage will detail the impact that collaborative learning environments and external art partnerships have on classroom engagement. She will discuss eliminating "failure" in learning environments, polycentric approaches to knowledge, and reciprocity in art communities/institutions. Tosha Stimage is an AICAD teaching fellow and visiting full-time faculty member in the Fine Arts department.