Announced in a press release on June 2, 2015:
The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design is exceedingly pleased to announce the hiring of five new faculty positions: four tenure track positions in various divisions and one competitive lecturer position. A search to fill a sixth position for a lecturer in the 3D4M Program is ongoing.
The diverse backgrounds and experiences of these new hires brings an influx of insight and skill to the School of Art + Art History + Design, reinvigorating and strengthening our faculty roster with focus on today’s changing educational landscape. The school recognizes this achievement as a major reinvestment and show of support by the College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Washington at-large.
About the new hires:
Adair Rounthwaite, Art History: Rounthwaite is an art historian specializing in the contemporary, with research focuses in participatory and performative art practices. She holds a BA in Art History from University of Guelph, Canada; an MA in Cultural Analysis from University of Amsterdam; and a PhD in Art History from University of Minnesota. Rounthwaite just completed a post-doctoral appointment at McGill University in Montreal.
Michael Swaine, 3D4M: Swaine is a ceramicist with a long-time focus on collaborative work—in particular with Future Farmers—and has participated in exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art; among others. Swaine holds a BFA from Alfred University and an MA from University of California, Berkeley. He was recently featured on CBS Nightly News.
Aaron Flint Jamison, Photomedia: Jamison is a conceptual artist working with sculpture, performance, video, and publication with a growing international reputation. He holds a BA from Trinity Western University in Vancouver, BC, and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Jamison was a co-founder of the artist-run center Department of Safety (Anacortes, WA), the contemporary arts space Yale Union (Portland, OR), as well as founder/editor-in-chief of Veneer Magazine.
Jason O. Germany, Industrial Design: Germany comes to us from the University of Oregon, where he was an assistant professor in Product Design in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University and an MFA in Industrial Design from the University of Washington. Prior to beginning his teaching career, Germany spent seven years at work as a Senior Industrial Designer; his designs have received numerous patents as well as regional, national, and international awards.
Justin Hamacher, mHCI+D: Hamacher holds a BA in Studio Art from University of Puget Sound, a BFA in Visual Communication from Cornish College of the Arts, and an MS in Human Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington, as well as lengthy experience working in user experience, art direction, and design. Hamacher will come aboard as a full-time lecturer in the interdisciplinary Masters in Human Computer Interaction and Design (mHCI+D) program.
JULY 2015 UPDATE:
Brandon Siscoe, 3D4M: Siscoe was selected in a competitive search to fill a full-time lecturer position for the 2015-2016 academic year. He is an artist who creates sculptures and installations in a variety of media including concrete, wood, and found objects. He received his BFA, with a minor in Art History, from Illinois State University in 2012 and his MFA from University of Oregon in 2015.
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