The College of Arts, Media and Design welcomed our inaugural Professors of the Practice to campus at the beginning of the fall semester, bringing renowned industry leaders and experts into our classrooms. They will translate their expertise and notable accomplishments in architecture, gaming, music, filmmaking, and popular culture into academic courses, performances, and projects with students, faculty, and staff.
“Our new Professors of the Practice are a tremendous asset to the academic and creative life of our college,” said Dean Xavier Costa. “Their expertise adds an important dimension to students’ intellectual experience in CAMD and we are thrilled that they are part of our community.”
Please join us in welcoming:
Richard Saul Wurman
Distinguished Professor of the Practice Richard Saul Wurman started and managed the TED conference series for its first 18 years and is widely acknowledged as the father of “Information Architecture.” This fall, he is curating three conversations in partnership with Northeastern Center for the Arts. He is also teaching “Special Topics: Curiosity, Conversation and Connection” with Nathan Felde, Chair of the Department Art + Design, which explores the art and structure of conversation.
Game designer and entrepreneur Susan Gold is the founder and President of the Global Game Jam and joins the CAMD community as Professor of the Practice of Game Design and Associate Director of Game Design. Her courses include “Business Models for the Game Industry,” “Understanding the Business of Games,” and “Game Design Seminar.”
Gary Haney is an award-winning architect whose expertise in tall buildings and sustainable design strategies has taken him around the world. As Professor of the Practice of Architecture, he is directing a year-long graduate research and design studio focused on tall buildings.
Gil Rose is an internationally regarded conductor and founder Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP). This fall, he is teaching “20th-Century Music,” a Northeastern Core Arts course, and in spring 2014, he will lead a Master Class of student composers focusing on performing and recording student compositions.
Award-winning filmmaker and producer Tracy Strain is President and CEO of The Film Posse, a film studio focused on artistic media making and production consulting. Her courses as Professor of the Practice at CAMD include “Documentary Film Production,” “Interactive Narrative,” “History of Documentary Film,” and “Advanced Documentary Filmmaking.”