Teaching & Pedagogy

Sound And The Mind – With Alex Joseph (2016)

Sound and the Mind – with Alex Joseph (2016)

I am full time faculty at Parsons School of Design, a part of the New School. Recently I was awarded a grant called the Faculty Mentoring Fund to bring Alex Joseph…

What Is Peer Review? Evolving Projects And Pursuits

What is Peer Review? Evolving projects and pursuits

I was invited to speak as part of a day long panel for full time faculty called What Is Peer Review. I contributed as a group that discussed"case studies" that…

Star Charts Vs. Curriculum Charts

Star Charts vs. Curriculum Charts

This is a video of a presentation that I gave at the AICAD (American Institutes and Colleges of Art and Design) New Paradigms conference at MICA in 2013. The topic…

Image Into Sound – 2D Integrated Studio

Image into sound – 2D Integrated Studio

In teaching this Freshman course, which used a variety of media to explore two dimensional design, I created a series of projects that explored the human senses. This exercise asked…



Time is a course that is offered as part of Parsons First Year. The goal of the course is to introduce students to the idea of time as a designed…

Sound Matters

Sound Matters

Sound Matters is an elective course that I created for the School of Design Strategies at Parsons. Rather than focusing on sound design, acoustics, or sound art, I am interested…

The examples shared here include projects created at Parsons in New York City and also examples of workshops with adults and children in other contexts outside of Parsons. My teaching and my studio practice have begun to blend in many ways, with my sonic methods entering the classroom and my pedagogical practice becoming a more critical component of my work as an artist.

 I have been at Parsons the New School for Design since 2002 and have taught in many contexts including classes that introduce students to collaborative practice; traditional painting and drawing; graphic design; Time (a course that examines the impact of time on art and design); and finally, courses about sound. in 2011 I was appointed the chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Education where I have worked with a multitude of colleagues in the development and implementation of an evolution of the entire Parsons curriculum.  In 2013 I  took on the role of Director of the First Year program to usher in the newly designed first year and the beginning of a four year curricular roll out that will finish in 2017.