M.F.A., Interdisciplinary Art, Maryland Institute College of Arts
B.F.A., Painting, Pratt Institute
Benjamin Andrew is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the frontiers of storytelling and technology. He has taught university classes and workshops at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Johns Hopkins University, and Penn State. At Penn State, he is involved with several interdisciplinary teaching initiatives, such as the new Digital Multimedia Design online degree program and a collaborative course on scientific illustration and history in the Department of Biology in the Eberly College of Science.
K. Ian Brill
M.F.A., News Media, Penn State
K. Ian Brill instructs digital media arts at Penn State. In addition to teaching, his professional experiences lie in the fields of design, sound design, interactive design, digital fabrication, programming, performance, film scoring, illustration, and sculpture. His works have existed in museums, galleries, public art settings, music festivals, performance spaces, online, and film. In both his teaching and his studio practice, he purposely applies design principles and philosophy, across different mediums and technologies, to foster, reinforce, and express a greater fluidity of comprehension.
M.F.A., Printmaking, Penn State
B.A., Art History, University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Studio Arts, university of Pennsylvania
Anna Divinsky is an instructor of art and the lead faculty of the Digital Arts Certificate Program offered by the School of Visual Arts and Penn State World Campus. In addition to teaching online, she oversees online training of new instructors and graduate assistants teaching in the program. Her goal is to foster close communication between the students and faculty. Being an artist inspires and informs her approach to how she authors and teaches online, integrating studio techniques and hands-on art making. She works primarily with fiber, creating paintings on silk, sculptural forms, and site-specific installations. Her love for pattern, design, intricate detail, and repetition is reflected in her course's requirements.
Ph.D., University of California
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
B.F.A., Otis College of Art and Design
Dr. Eduardo Navas teaches on the principles of cultural analytics and digital humanities in the School of Visual Arts, College of Arts and Architecture, at Penn State, researching the creative and political role of recyclability and remix in art, media, and culture. He has lectured internationally, and he produces art and publishes on remix studies. Read more about Dr. Navas.
M.F.A., Print and Media Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art
B.F.A., Studio Art, University of Wisconsin-Superior
Leanna Rosas’ teaching and new media studio work is concerned with issues of identity, inequality, irony and manipulation, and the various relationships within visual culture. Her most recent work is in music composition, collaborating with the visual work of partner Carlos Rosas, Penn State School of Visual Art, and the audio remixing of Robert Dansby, California Institute of the Arts. Much of the work resulting from their collaborations seeks to explore means in which one identifies with the continually evolving conditions within a technology-driven culture.