Welcome to my promotions & tenure website. There are five sections below to explore. Thank you!

p.s. here is a playlist I made for you. 

  1. Cover Letter
    Narrative Introduction


    Continuing Scholarship
    & Professional Activities

    Course Materials
    Student Evaluation Reports
    Letters of Support


1) Cover Letter

McGill Narrative Introduction

It's an extraordinary privilege to teach, advise, and mentor art and design students at MassArt since 2015 in Communication Design, Illustration, Studio Foundation departments and at the Dynamic Media Institute. This past spring I was hired as a tenure-track member of the Communication Design Faculty—I am a new member of the school after being a student, staff person, and faculty member across four different decades (90's, 00's,10's & 20's). Being "new" is a particular area of interest I have as an educator—I love working with beginners as they begin their creative careers.

As you review my work from the last three years, please remember: The past three years of teaching have been so markedly different during this global pandemic, the one constant during all of this has been our extraordinary students at MassArt: THEY SHOW UP! Each of the past three years have put the faculty, staff, and students of MassArt in extreme new learning territories and in entirely different formats: 1) in-person with a remote interruption, 2) an entirely remote year of school, and 3) a year of hybrid learning one week together and the next week remote. Becoming a tenure-track faculty member at MassArt during this moment in history is not lost on me, and I am so proud to be here through this intense and profound time, and grateful for our exceptional learning community. 

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Continuing Scholarship

My multidisciplinary dynamic media design and creative practice spans between client projects and exhibitions.



  • 2022 EYEO Festival Conference Attendee — Mineapolis Minesota
  • 2021 "What is Critique?" MassArt Panel — (MassArt NetID Required) JET, Fine Arts & Design panel discussion on how critique can evolve across the college.
  • 2021 The Criss-Cross Method — FATE Conference lecture by Sofie Hodara & Fish McGill
  • 2021 FATE Conference Attendee — Remote
  • 2020 The Tenets of Collaboration — DMI Tune Up lecture by Jeff Bartell & Fish McGill
  • 2019 Sticky AR Workshop — A drawing workshop to learn Augmented Reality tools using Artivive, designed by Sofie Hodara & Fish McGill

Professional Activities

My transformative and positive experience at MassArt is an enormous asset for me in my creative and professional life. I have experienced the college as an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a staff person, and a member of the faculty—building great relationships at MassArt is a privilege I strive for each day on campus.


  • Communication Senior Portfolio Event, 2020–2022
  • Justice & Equity Committee Chair Communication Design, 2021–2023
  • Agncy X MassArt, Communication Design 2020–2021
  • cd.massart.edu, 2021–present
  • Graduate Program Directors, 2019–present
  • DMI Program Co-Director, 2019–Present
  • dynamicmediainstitute.org, 2019–present, designed and developed by Joe Quackenbush & Saul Baizman
  • Communication Design Senior Degree Project Digital Archive, 2018–present
  • Communication Design Lecture Series Coordinator, 2017–2019


  • Graduate Council 2021–2023
  • Pathways Committee 2019–2021
  • Curriculum Committee 2017–2019
  • AUC 2016–2017


  • Undergraduate Advising, 2016–Present
  • Graduate Advising, 2019–Present
  • Artward Bound Lead Teacher & Studio Manager, 2014–2015
  • Admissions Assistant Director, 2004–2007

4) Teaching


  • 2021–2022 Hybrid Format
    • FA21: Soph. Studio (2 sections) & Info. Arch. 1
    • SP22: Senior Degree Project, Type 2, & Info. Arch. 2
  • 2020–2021 Fully Remote Format
    • FA20: Soph. Studio (2 sections) & Info. Arch. 1
    • SP21: Senior Degree Project, Type 2, & Info. Arch. 2
  • 2019–2020 In-Person | In-Person / Fully Remote Format
    • FA19: Soph. Studio (2 sections) & Info. Arch. 1
    • SP20: Senior Degree Project, Type 2, & Info. Arch. 2

Selected Course Materials

  • Me, You & Everyone @ MassArt — Information Architecture I, 2022
  • WIC — Information Architecture II, 2021
  • Parks + Rec — Information Architecture II, 2021
  • I Wish Zoom Did That! — Information Architecture I, 2020
  • Election Data & Interface — Information Architecture I, 2019–2020
  • The Designer's Desk — Sophomore Studio, 2019–2021
  • Data Stories — Sophomore Studio, 2020–2021
  • The Daily Frustration — Sophomore Studio, 2016–2019
  • Senior Degree Project — 2017–Present
  • Break A Leg — 2017–2019
  • You Are Here Now — Design Studio 1 2017–2021
  • Dynamic Range — Design Studio 1 2018-2021

Student Evaluation Reports

  • SIRI II Reports 2019–2022 (due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, student evaluations were not collected in Spring or Fall of 2020)

Letters of Support

5) Colophon


This website was developed using Google Drive, WordPress & the Semplice Portfolio Tool. A tremendous thank you to Professor of Design Martha Rettig for blazing a trail / encouraging a pathway for colleagues to archive their materials digitally.


My family: I am forever grateful to my incredible spouse Sheryl Pace for her creative inspiration, street smarts, and transformative love/support—I am so thankful to live with such an extraordinary creative person and dynamic educator. I am also deeply grateful for my three sons Rye, Juni & Yves for their unconditional love, constant creativity, and inspiring work ethic. To my educator parents & sister who raised me in a space devoted to constant learning and creativity—your unconditional support is always felt and shared to others. Deep gratitude to my extended family Chris, Soheil, Joe, Nancy, Terry, Mark, Lily, Doug, Shelly, Allie, Solh, Jackie, Alex, Katie, Robin, John.

My colleagues: Lisa Rosowsky, Martha Rettig, Joe Quackenbush, Katherine Hughes, Tatiana Gómez, and Ryan Diaz plus me form a lucky seven. I am grateful to work with a group of people committed to constantly evolving themselves in every sense and an inspiring commitment to mentoring our students/colleagues. 

My Mentors: Robert Chambers, Nita Sturiale, Dana Moser, Brian Lucid, Danielle Licitra, Dave Schlafman, Matt Karl, Caitlin Roy, Lucinda Bliss, Elizabeth Reiser, Lyssa Palu-Ay, Paul Haijan, Anne Marie Stein, Carolyn Lewenberg, Luanne Witkowski, Lauren Wilshusen, Lydia Polanco Peña, Arnold Icasiano, Helene Zuckerbrod, Kathy Keenan, Stacy Peterson, Jan Kubasiewicz, Gunta Kaza, Matthew Derby, Colby Grenier, Christine Jandreau, Saul Baizman, Sofie Hodara, Jeff Bartell, Daniel Buckley, Zach Kayser, John Howrey, Gabi Schaffzin, Stefanie Dudzic, Jeremy Sherman, Kim Maroon, Yael Alkalay, Alex Reben, Abe Tena, Sabrian Dorsanvil, Pat Falco, Ravi Jain, Fred Wolflink, Cailigh MacDonald, Crystal Bi, Nandini Srinivasan, Clint Baclawski, Yvette Perullo—Thank you for your encouragement, support, collaboration, and your invaluable explicit and implicit mentorship.

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