PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
SINCE TENURE REVIEW, 2011-2016
THE HONOR SOCIETY OF PHI KAPPA PHI, RIT CHAPTER MEMBER
I have been a dues-paying member since my induction in 1978.
GENESEE VALLEY CALLIGRAPHY GUILD MEMBER
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
As a member, I conduct educational workshops and promote the organization
WESTERN NEW YORK BOOK ARTS CENTER
BUFFALO, NEW YORK MEMBER
I am a member, teach workshops and exhibit at the Western New York
Book Arts Center.
THE SOCIETY OF TYPOGRAPHIC AFICIONADOS (SOTA) MEMBER
The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of type, its history and development, its use in the world of print and digital imagery, its designers, and
its admirers. The organization produces the Annual Typecon Conferences for professionals, educators, students and amateur enthusiasts. I have presented
at three Typecon Conferences: Buffalo, Los Angeles and New Orleans.
AIGA (AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GRAPHIC ARTS)
I was a professional member during some of the years during which I was the faculty advisor to the RIT student chapter.
COMMUNITY DESIGN-RELATED SERVICE
MUSIC IS ART, MARKETING COMMITTEE MEMBER
BUFFALO, NEW YORK
I serve on the Marketing Committee of Music is Art, a Buffalo area not-for-profit organization founded by Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac. The mission of Music
is Art is to provide music and art opportunities for children in Buffalo area schools.
As members of the Marketing Committee, Carol Fillip and I have designed promotional materials, created videos, and coordinated activities for the Kids’ Village at the Music is Art Festival, which is held on the grounds of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in September each year. I also created Mingle, a lettering style which is used on promotional materials, and designed a series of monsters that were used for
the Music is Art Festival on promotional items such as t shirts and posters.
For the Music Art Festival Kids’Village, I select art activities for kids that are easy
and quick to do, purchase the supplies, and coordinate with RIT Honor Program students to serve as assistants. We spend the day of the Festival having fun with visiting families. Carol Fillip and I received the Gitner Family Prize in 2011 in recognition of our long-standing and significant design and marketing contributions
to this organization.
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE TO ROCHESTER PREP CHARTER SCHOOL/UNCOMMON SCHOOLS
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
The mission of Rochester Prep is to prepare all students to enter and succeed in college through effort, achievement, and the content of their character. “RIT’s partnership with Uncommon Schools is a unique collaboration between our university and Rochester city students currently in the charter school system,” said Kit Mayberry, RIT vice president for strategic planning and special initiatives. "We are in this for the kids; we want them to succeed."
During the past two years, RIT has taken an active role in providing faculty, student tutors, advisement on curricula, and exposure to courses and careers in STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. RIT also launched a digital art class
led by teachers associated with the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Charles Doerflinger ’87, ’15 (graphic design, visual arts) and Kristin Nastav.
I have served as a visiting instructor teaching Poster Design with 9th Grade students invited by Digital Arts Instructor Kristin Nastav.
CONSULTANT FOR DESIGN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM,
CHARTER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
I met with Dennis Francione, CEO of Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School, Rochester, New York, June 11, 2013 with Carol Fillip. We discussed his new venture, the Charter School for the Arts, which was to be proposed in January 2014. We agreed to serve as consultants for the Internship Program in Design for the new school and advise the Board of Trustees. I read the edited versions of the charter proposal 3 times over the summer and maintained contact with committee members throughout the fall as it sent its charter proposal to the State of New York for approval.
Carol Fillip and I also met with two representatives of the school in July to create a curriculum in which our students will work with the Charter School students for their internship requirements. We maintained contact throughout the fall as the committee prepared its charter for submission for State approval.