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Full Time Integrated Media Faculty

Office: AC1385
Adviser: Broadcasting
Co-director, Integrated Media Program

JD manages the Broadcasting program and teaches many of the core classes. He brings extensive experience in sound recording, digital audio production, producing and editing having worked in many capacities in the film and broadcasting industries. A graduate of Montana State University, his degree is in film and theatre arts. Most recently he was a partner at Blue Dog Recording in Portland where he edited film and video, designed sound for picture and provided sound engineering for both music and radio clients. JD has worked for a broad range of clients ranging from Nike and InFocus to musicians such as Leroy Vinnegar and Jerry Hahn. In addition to instructing the digital audio production classes that feature Digidesigns ProTools software, JD serves as Club Adviser for the college's hi-def student radio station, KMHD2.

Office: AC1384
Adviser: Graphic Design
Co-director, Integrated Media Program

Chris earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Arizona State University. Her graduate studies were at the University of Kansas and Kent State University in Ohio. Previous teaching experience comes from appointments at the University of Kansas and the University of Arizona before coming to MHCC in 1988. Her professional design experience was in editorial design for magazines in Kansas and Arizona. At the University of Kansas, she served as a publication designer and in Tucson, Arizona, she operated White Space Studio, a design company that specialized in annual reports, magazine design and periodical re-designs. She contributing award-winning editorial layouts to Plazm Magazine. For the past eight years, she has served in a variety of leadership roles in the division, including as department chair, program coordinator and associate dean, doing curriculum development, staffing, scheduling and facilities management.

Adviser: Video
Co-director, Integrated Media Program

Jack grew up in northwest Montana,and received a BS in motion picture production from Montana State University. He worked the next 12 years in that states television industry. He produced daily news casts for the Eagle Communication network and also managed a production department for the Montana Television Networks affiliate, KPAX-TV in Missoula. In 1987 as a member of the Missoula City Council he helped negotiate that citys first cable franchise which also established its first community TV center. He moved to Gresham in 1988 to oversee the Community Television Grant, teach in and coordinate the Community TV program at Mt. Hood Community College. He has been the lead instructor and coordinator for the Television Production Technology Program since 1997. His production work has been honored with state, regional and national awards.

Office: AC1371
Adviser: Photography, arriving September, 2014
Co-director, Integrated Media Program

David comes here via Austin, Texas, where he has been working as a commercial and editorial photographer for a wide range of clients. He received both his BFA and MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, with the terminal degree coming in 2011. David is something of a “jack-of-all-trades” photographer, with a wide range of skills ranging from the most antiquated alternative processes all the way up to the most current digital capture technology. David taught a broad range of photography, art direction, concept and portfolio development classes at the Art Institute of Austin for the past three years. His work specializes in portraiture, lifestyle, and documentary photography and has been published and exhibited across the country. Past clients include Texas Monthly, Barron’s Magazine, The Travel Channel, and the City of Austin.

Adjunct Faculty

Jillian Dudziak

Jillian teaches several sections of the IM180: Web Basics class each year.

Fred Johnson

Fred is Vice President of Media Working Group, a not-for-profit organization and community of filmmakers and educators that explores the cultural, natural, and spiritual dimensions of 21st century life. MWG has been serving the needs of independent media producers since 1987 and facilitates regional, national and international projects and is incorporated in Ohio, Kentucky, Oregon, and Massachusetts. Media Working Group’s documentaries and feature films have been distributed nationally and internationally on BBC 2 and BBC World Service, PBS, Independent Lens, P.O.V., Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, Russian TV, Regional public television on Kentucky Educational Television, North Carolina Public Television, Ohio Public Television Consortium and WNET-13, New York. He teaches Digital Media Distribution.

Jon Larson

Jon moved his design and photography business, LarsonImages to Portland from Santa Barbara, California in 2005. He's been a lecturer at Brooks Institute of Photography. Jon's expertise at LarsonImages includes over a 15 years of experience in graphics, advertising, photography, multimedia and web design. He holds a BS in Applied Art and Design from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He's also an award-winning brewer in his spare time. Jon's fascination with creating, building and understanding how things are made has served him well— he thrives on learning the inner workings of his client's companies, and the industry in which they operate. Jon's approach to understanding his clients from the ground up helps students as they learn to integrate graphic design, photography and web design into their projects.

Shelly Lipkin

Shelly teaches the TV160: Screenwriting class to video students.

David Maier

Over the past 20 years, he's taught a wide range of Graphic Design classes including Publication Design, 3D Modeling and Animation, Digital Imaging, Flash Animation, HTML Programming, Web Design, and Interactive Media Design. Since 1996, David has been the owner/principle of Third Door, Inc., an interactive web development company whose major clients include Dreamworks Records, Warner Brothers Records, Capital Records, Nike, Nemo HQ and Reprise Records. David earned a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Arizona. Before starting his own company, he served as Associate Creative Director for Portland's Graphic Media and Eagle River Interactive and was Creative Director for the New Media Group of Waggoner Edstrom. For first year graphic design and photo students, he'll teach the web design sequence: IM190 / IM191 as well as a section of IM179: Digital Tools and Workflow. In the second year program, David teaches several IM282 workshop-style classes that focus on advanced techniques in Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.

Paul Mazzucca

Paul returns to MHCC after taking a hiatus to teach in OSU's graphic design program last year. He also taught for five years in Canada as an Assistant Professor in the Foundation, Communication Design and Masters of Applied Art programs of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He's taught design at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Oregon State University and The University of Kansas. He earned an MFA in Graphic Design at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design). He is an active freelance designer whose client list includes the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Vancouver Society of Storytelling, Corning Inc. / Steuben Glass, APRI-Minga; Coneflower Films, Hall Center for the Humanities at KU, Lawrence Public Library, Hilton Glass, and the Storm King Art Center.This year, Paul will teach GD250: Corporate Identity Systems.

Carolyn Morgan

Caroly teaches several sections of the IM185: Media Writing class each year.

Justin Myers

Freelance photographer Justin Myers has an extensive client list that includes Conde Nast, Adidas | Salomon, Portland Monthly, Colgate University, Taylor Guitars, Portland Spaces and Fretboard Journal. Justin started his professional career as an animator for Will Vinton Studios where he did set lighting and construction, animation, prop and character prep. Each summer, he teaches animation in OMSI's summer program. Most recently, he studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography. Take a look at his work at Justin Myers Photography, an advertising and editorial photography studio where he produces print campaigns, private stock libraries and web-based media.

Steve Pringle

Steve has taught a variety of Broadcasting classes at MHCC over the years. For Fall 2009, he'll team with JD Kiggins as they kick off RB150: Broadcasting I in the first term. Currently at KINK, Steve started at KUFO, moved to KGON and KNRK, skipped over to KUPL and did mornings and overnights for six years at KKJZ. He hosts a Blues show (since 1994) at KMHD (89.1 f.m.) called The Friday Freeway Blues.

Dana Spielmann

At the end of spring term 2013, Dana retired from being a full time faculty member anddirecting the Integrated Media: Photography program from 2010-2013. Prior to that, sheserved for 12 years as director of the MHCC Professional Photography program and seven years as part of the MHCC's journalism program. She holds a master?s degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University in Canada. She has worked as a journalist/ photojournalist for the Santa Monica Evening Journal, Lake Oswego Review, Oregon City Courier, and South and East bureaus of the Oregonian. She briefly operated a video production company, Spielmann Productions, producing videos on non-destructive testing, the use of Pagemaker. She was director of the Clackamas Community College Journalism program from 1979-1985. She also served as an associate lobbyist for the Oregon Community College Association for two sessions.

Kevin Welch

Kevin's expertise in commercial radio pays off for MHCC students as he oversees their operation of the college's high definition KMHD2 college radio station. He brings over 25 years of experience at all levels in the broadcasting field.

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