IDSVA alumni make substantial contributions to their fields of interest.
“IDSVA has helped to propel my career forward by providing me a solid philosophical foundation, amazing networking opportunities, and the experience of completing a difficult and extended project. With this prowess in tow, I have been able to pursue new teaching, publishing, and artistic opportunities that would not have been possible before my time at IDSVA.”
Dr. Gregory Blair, IDSVA Phd ’15
Dr. Armstrong presented her paper at the Art and Future: Energy, Climate, Culture Symposium at Otago University, Dunedin School of Art in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2016. Her paper “When Plants Become Precious: Art, Culture and Environmental Crisis” was published in the Universal Journal of Plant Science 3(4): 77-86 in 2015.
Dr. Arnold was appointed to the position of Lead Researcher and Archivist for the Estate of Michael Brewster. Brewster was a sonic artist active between 1970-2016 whose work is in part of the Guggenheim collection and the Panza Collection in Milan, Italy.
Dr. Blair is an associate professor of Art at Northern State University. Most recently, he presented his paper: “There is no Outside the Research” at the biannual national Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) Conference in Columbus, Ohio in 2019. He has also had numerous solo and group exhibitions over the years.
Dr. Bogaard is the Executive Director at the Western Kansas Community Foundation and was recently elected to the Board of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations (KACF). She presented her paper “The Dialogical Museum: Authority and Answerability in a Multicultural World” for the Tenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum at the Manchester Museum in Manchester, UK in 2017.
Dr. Bradbury was named the Foster Chair in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice and Distinguished Curator-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston, MA in 2019. Previously, she was the Director of Art and Creative Initiatives at HUBWeek in Boston.
Dr. Brooks has curated numerous shows throughout New York. In 2016, she was named to 16 Female Curators Shaking Things Up in 2016 by Artnet News. Most recently, she participated in a panel discussion titled: “Pussy Grabs Back Y'all: Female Exhibitionism in Art and Performance” at the SECAC Conference, University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Dr. Carroll was invited to a month-long postdoctoral residential intensive in South India sponsored by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research and the Center for Phenomenological Studies in 2017. He also presented his paper at the Conference: KZM: The Real of Reality: Philosophy and Film, in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2017.
Dr. Cook is currently pursuing a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in hopes of using Existential Therapy in concert with her PhD to assist clients in addressing issues of wellness, creative freedom, relationship navigation, and academic underachievement.
Dr. Desmond is a Graphic Design professor at Endicott College. Recently, she presented her paper, “Theoretical Issues Related to Art and Design: Empathy and Judgment in Contemporary Art Practice” at the PCA/ACA National Conferencein 2017 and her paper “Invisibility and Unfinalizability in the Field of Art and Aesthetics” at The Third Nomadikon and Center for the Ethics of Seeing Conference in 2016.
Dr. Doherty is a program officer with the Kettering Foundation. Most recently, she published “Centers for Democratic Public Life: Learning as a Deliberative Democratic Practice.” with coauthor with Alice Diebel in the Higher Education Exchange. She presented the paper “The Space of Appearance: Creating a World Together” at the A Putative Life of Hannah Arendt Symposium at The Eli Wiesel Center at Boston University in 2018.
Dr. Doyle is an artist and educator. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the College of Saint Elizabeth where she teaches Visual Communications and Branding, and Computers and Programming/Social Media (theory and practice). Recent exhibitions include the solo show We Fearless Ones that was highlighted on the series The Review Panel Philadelphia and group exhibition Tiny Biennale at Temple University in Rome in 2017.
Dr. Dunn has a forthcoming publication: “Street Art, Political Activism, and Surveillance” in The Revolution Will Be Live! Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times, edited by Kristina Olson & Eric Schruers (Routledge Press). Additionally, her chapter "Care-Giving, Human Capital, and Genetically Engineered Children in the Twenty-First Century" was published in New Maternalisms: Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable), edited by Roksana Badruddoja (Demeter Press) in 2018.
Dr. Ford is the President of Jennifer Ford Art Advisors and President and Corporate Art Consultant for Choice Designs, Inc. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech Community College, lecturing on History of Art Through the Modern Ages. She was the chair of the panel “Mapping the Global Art Economy”, at the IDSVA & Christie's Auction House Symposium in 2014.
Dr. Hall was a panelist for The Experience of Art featuring Artist-Philosopher Dr. Jennifer Hall in conversation with Dr. Vidette Asher, Neuroscience Researcher at the Peabody Essex Museum, in 2018. Her chapter "An Autopoietic Aesthetic In Interactive Art" in the book, Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind by Springer Verlag, was published in 2015.
Henderson is a Principal Instructor at Dunwoody College of Technology. In 2015, she presented her paper, "Display Holography in Art Practice: An Exploration of Interference" at The Image Conference, at University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Hoelscher is an Assistant Professor of Fine Art and the Gallery Director at Georgia Southern University. He presented his paper “Art as Information Ecology” at the SLSA (Society for Literature, Science and the Arts) Europe conference at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark in June 2018. He chaired the panel Art and Aesthetics in the Era of Artificial Intelligence at the SECAC conference in Birmingham Alabama in 2018.
Hurst has participated in numerous group, solo, and juried exhibitions all over the country. He is an adjunct professor at Idaho State University, teaching on-line photography courses for the department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion.
Dr. LaBarge presented “Art History Live! Consciousness in Contemporary Arts” to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division in 2018. Additionally, she presented her paper “New Categories for Embodied and Disembodied Consciousness in the Visual and Virtual Arts” at the 73rd annual SECAC Conference in Ohio in 2017.
Dr. Lonegan was awarded the Summer Study Grant for Affiliate Faculty from Loyola University in Maryland in 2015, He also presented his paper, "'Nothing to be Afraid of": Stan Brakhage's The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes" in the panel: Death in Contemporary Visual Art at SECAC in Pittsburgh, PA in 2015.
Dr. McFadden chaired the panel: "AMBUSHED: Pussy Grabs Back, Ya'll: Female Exhibitionism in Art and Performance," at SECAC in Birmingham, Alabama. She also served as panel chair for the panel Between Us: Aesthetic Experience as Care and presented her paper "Care-full: Love in the Photography of Vivian Meyer,” at the 10th Annual Dialogic Conference in Braga, Portugal in 2018.
Dr. Sangastiano Mackin was appointed Full-time Assistant Professor of Practice and Digital Media Specialist, at Georgetown University. She participated in the exhibition: Postcards from the Edge in Bortolami, New York in 2018.
Dr. Mirmobiny is an Assistant Professor in Art History at Sierra Community College. In 2016, she presented her documentary "The Stories Art Can Tell," at the Arts in Society Conference at UCLA. She participated in the group exhibition, 15th Annual Folsom Lake College Faculty Exhibition, at the Bank of America Gallery in Folsom, CA in 2015.
Dr. Putnam is a Lecturer and Program Director in the MA in Digital Media department at NUI Galway. She presented her paper “Strange Mothers: Towards a Digital Aesthetics of Interruption” as part of the panel, Digital Art: New Dimensions at CAA in 2019.
Romero presented her short film, "Silla de Ruedas" and represented Nicaragua at the ICARO 2015 International Film Festival, in Guatemala. She presented at SECAC in 2015, with her paper, "Media Arts Education as an Open Field of Educational Practices" in the panel: Art and Indeterminacy: Tactical Ambiguity in the Era of Standardized Testing.
Dr. Smith had a solo exhibition, Art on the Plains XII, at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND. His paper "Between Representation and Abstraction: Liz Deschenes: Gallery 7" was published in ARTPulse Magazine, No. 22, Vol. 6., 2015.