Your Instructors


Full Time Integrated Media Faculty


JD KIGGINS

jd.kiggins@mhcc.edu
503.491.7632
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.

CHRISTINA MAIER

chris.maier@mhcc.edu
503.491.6992
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.

JACK SCHOMMER

jack.schommer@mhcc.edu
503.491.7611
OfficeAC1372
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 city's 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.

DAVID STROHL

david.strohl@mhcc.edu
503.491.7412
Office: AC1371
Adviser: Photography
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 IM190: Web Basics class each year.
jillian.dudziak@mhcc.edu

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.
fred.johnson@mhcc.edu

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.
jon.larson@mhcc.edu

Shelly Lipkin

Shelly teaches the TV160: Screenwriting class to video students.
shelly.lipkin@mhcc.edu

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.
david.maier@mhcc.edu

Carolyn Morgan

Carolyn teaches several sections of the IM185: Media Writing class each year.
carolyn.morgan@mhcc.edu

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.
justin.myers@mhcc.edu

Dmae Roberts

Dmae is a two-time Peabody award-winning independent radio artist and writer who has written and produced more than 400 audio art pieces and documentaries for NPR and PRI programs. Her work is often autobiographical or about cross-cultural peoples and is informed by her biracial identity. Her Peabody award-winning documentary "Mei Mei, a Daughter's Song" is a harrowing account of her mother's childhood in Taiwan during WWII. Her most recent project has been Crossing East, the first Asian American history series on public radio which garnered a Peabody award. As the executive producer of MEDIARITES, a non-profit organization dedicated to multicultural arts production in radio and educational outreach, she continues her personal mission to create works that bring diverse communities together. Dmae teaches Nonfiction Filmmaking.
dmae.roberts@mhcc.edu

Jennifer Thomas

Jen is the Principal/Creative Director of The Beauty Shop. Her work has been featured by the Webvisionary Awards, Logo Lounge 8, and Print's Regional Design Annual. Jen is also co-founder of Study Partner, a design teaching alliance and idea lab. She received her BFA in graphic design from California College of the Arts. A designer by trade — Jen’s also an explorer, a dreamer, conspirator, former riot grrrl, card carrying feminist, curator of forgotten objects, and believer in both free will and fate. We're delighted that she returns to MHCC after a 5 year hiatus, this time to teach the GD250: Designing a Brand Identity class for second year students.
jennifer.thomas@mhcc.edu

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.
kevin.welch@mhcc.edu

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