Medical Illustration Search Committee

Chair of a national committee to hire a new tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medical Illustration. Duties involved conducting research into the medical illustration field and contacting certified medical illustration programs in the US and Canada. The search was successful and the new faculty member started in August, 2009.

Realtor Mediated Energy Efficiency

Co-PI on a $48K Seed Grant Request submitted by Prof. Anu Rawaswami and awarded by the Denver Department of Environmental Health to develop and evaluate a delivery model for realtor-mediated energy efficiency retrofits offered at the time of sale.

My contribution was in the area of communications and marketing to realtors during the real estate transaction to see if energy-saving retrofits could be negotiated during the sale, leading to increased efficiencies and more sustainable homes in the Denver region. The study published based on this work is titled Social Actors, Participation Rates and Carbon Footprint Mitigation in US Cities: Case Study of Denver, CO.

Curator’s Incubator

The six artists included in anti-matter: recontextualizing the material all use materials in an individualistic way that emphasizes process, instability and familiarity. The incorporation of high and low materials by artists represents a shift in attitudes towards the conventional that is culturally significant and personal at the same time. The work of Suzanna Fields, Helen Frederick, Alberto Gaitan, Morgan Kennedy, Susan Noyes and Jennie Thwing are representative of how artists are searching for new interpretations and meanings from common materials. Through recombinant technology, whether digitally based or not, these artists reflect a yearning for familiar ground in a changing landscape.

Essay for the catalogue, co-authored by Susan Serafin and Bryan Leister