MEET OUR PROFESSORS

Learn about the research interests of some of our Faculty members by watching their interviews as they speak about their roles in the FCAT community!

School of Communication

For a comprehensive list of faculty members, please visit the CMNS website

Peter Anderson
Associate Professor

Research: Telecommunication & broadcasting policy; technology; communication to mitigate disasters/emergency communication.
 

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Ellen Balka
Professor

Research: Design, implementation, change and use of technology; health information technologies; the role and impact on gender and minorities in technological systems; technology in Public Policy.

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Alison Beale
Director

Research: Globalization and cultural policies; cultural trade, commmunications regulation; feminist research in cultural policy; cultural policy as cultural practice.
 

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Peter Chow-White
Associate Professor

Research: Big data; Social media; Bioethics and Health; Science and Society; Genomics; Personalized medicine; New communication technologies; Networks and network analysis; Culture and identity; Information society.

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Zoë Druick
Associate Professor

Research: histories and theories of documentary and reality-based media; reality TV shows about women and property; John Grierson and the rethinking of cinema history in Canada in the face of the transition to digital.

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Research: Critical Theory; Philosophy of Technology; Japanese Philosophy; Online Education; and Philosophy of Communication.
 

 

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Adel Iskander
Assistant Professor

Research: Global political communication; cultural studies; social movements; communication governance; diasporic media; discourse analysis and media ethnography.

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Frederik Lesage
Assistant Professor

Research: Cultural and creative organizations, software studies, digital infrastructure, co-creativity, new media.

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Kirsten McAllister
Associate Professor

Research: Visual culture; Cultural theory and forms; Cultural memory; Political violence; Asylum and displaced populations; Japanese/Asian Canadian cultural studies.

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Gary McCarron
Associate Professor

Research: Relationships between communication theory and the social determinants of health; critical discourse analysis; moral philosophy; and the films of Alfred Hitchcock.

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Stuart Poyntz
Associate Professor

Research: children, youth and media cultures, theories of the public sphere, with specific concern for the work of Hannah Arendt, and young people’s historical thinking, particularly in relation to digital media technologies.

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Yuezhi Zhao
Professor

Research: Political economy of global communication; Media & democracy; Communication industries in China.

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Richard Smith
Professor
Director, Master of Digital Media Program

Research: surveillance technologies; new media and mobile technologies in social relationships; technology and society; social inclusion/exclusion.
 

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School of Interactive Arts + Technology

For a comprehensive list of faculty members, please visit the SIAT website.

Alissa Antle
Professor

 

Research: embodied research, child-centered design, mixed reality and location-based interaction models, play and informal learning in interactive environments, and industry-based, human-centred design practice.

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Lyn Bartram
Associate Professor

Research: Advanced collaboration and visualization; scientific and mathematical high-performance computing; usability and user experience; interactive systems for mobile collaboration.

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Jim Bizzochi
Associate Professor

 

Research: Aesthetics of the Moving Image; Game Design and Narrative; New Media Design.

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John Dill
Professor Emeritus

 

Research: Information visualization; visual analytics; design visualization; haptic rendering; intelligent graphic interface.

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Steve DiPaola
Professor

 

Research: 3D Computer Graphics, Animation, Simulation; Artificial Intellegence for Visual Systems; Expression, Emotion and Creativity Systems; Facial, Character, and Agent based Systems; Games and Visualization; Digital & Interactive Fine Art; Art Research & Computer Creativity Practices; Interactive Narrative & Avatar Communities.

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Halil Erhan
Associate Professor

Research: Architecture; design computation; design problem solving and decision making; parametric and configurable modeling; requirements management; visual analytics; software design/development; academic apprenticeship.

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Michael Filimowicz
Senior Lecturer

Research: THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF MEDIATION: Digital Photography; Experimental Video; Sound Design; Net Art; Creative Writing; Public Art.





 

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Brian Fisher
Associate Professor

 

Research: Field research on real-world practices of analysts and decision-makers. Laboratory investigation of the use of information systems to support individual and collaborative human reasoning and coordinated action. Design of new visualization/interaction methods & technologies that evaluate the utility and practicality of scientific findings. Design and evaluation of courses and curricula for building these methods and integrating them with work practices in public safety, science, engineering and business.

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Diane Gromala
Professor

 

Research: Developing new technologies and interaction design that may improve the lives of people who live with long-term chronic pain. BioMedia, BioTechnologies. Post-Phenomenological philosophies of experience. Medical Visualization.

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Research: multimedia design (web, print, sound, video), theatre + live performance tech, educational technology, cork.

 

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Kate Hennessy
Assistant Professor

 

Research: Anthropology of Media; Digital Cultural Heritage; Indigenous Media; Digital Ethnography; Collaborative Methodologies; Digital Humanities; Media Arts; Ethnography and Art Practice.

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Carman Neustaedter
Associate Professor

Research: Human-Computer Interaction; Computer-Supported Cooperative Work; Domestic Computing; Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing; Virtual Worlds and MMORPGs; Pervasive Gaming.

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Philippe Pasquier
Assistant Professor
Chair, Graduate Program Committee

Research: Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Sciences; Computational Creativity and Computer Entertainment; Artistic Creation and Administration; Multi-agent Systems; Performance and technology.
 

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Bernhard Riecke
Associate Professor

 

Research: Design and iter­a­tive eval­u­a­tion and improve­ment of human-computer inter­faces and human-centered vir­tual real­ity simulations; Human multi-modal spa­tial cog­ni­tion, spa­tial ori­en­ta­tion, spa­tial updat­ing, and navigation.

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Russell Taylor
Senior Lecturer

 

Research: User Experience, Information and human centered product design; Visual + Interactive Communication; Brand Experience; Typography, Onscreen + motion graphics, Film Titling; Space + information environments; Design History, Theory Management, Popular Culture and Language; Interaction behaviour + perception.

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Ron Wakkary
Professor

Research: Interaction Design; Design ethnography, and everyday design; Ambient Intelligence and ubiquitous computing.


 

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Rob Woodbury
Professor

 

Research: Design Space Exploration; Parametric Modeling; Design Grammars; Design Patterns; Design Collaboration; Visual Analytics; Knowledge Visualization; Research Methods for Design.

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School for the Contemporary Arts

For a comprehensive list of faculty members, please visit the SCA website.

Allyson Clay
Professor

Research: Drawing; painting; photo-based work and video; artist book projects and image/text work; installation; contemporary feminist & critical theory.

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Henry Daniel
Professor

Research: Dance history and criticism, contemporary dance technique, dance composition, performance studies, movement improvisation, live performance in technologically mediated environments.

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Arne Eigenfeldt
Associate Professor

Research: Intelligent Systems, Live Electroacoustic Performance, Interactive Systems, Algorithmic Composition.
 

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Marla Eist
Associate Professor

Research: Ballet and Contemporary Dance Techniques; Dance Science and Somatics; Dance Education; Choreography; Repertory and Rehearsal Direction.

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Judith Garay
Associate Professor

Research: choreography; contemporary dance technique; Martha Graham technique; repertory; costume design; rehearsal direction.
 

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Martin Gotfrit
Professor,
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Research: Electroacoustic music; music composition; film sound design & scoring; interactive computer systems for music composition and performance, improvisation, new media performance & installation.

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Patricia Gruben
Associate Professor

Research: Screenwriting; Directing; Story editing; Canadian and Indian cinema.
 

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Steven Hill
Associate Professor

Research: Theatre Performance, Directing, Devising, Interdisciplinary Collaboration.

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Rob Kitsos
Associate Professor

Research: Contemporary Dance Technique, Composition, Aesthetics, Repertory.

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DD Kugler
Professor

Research: Dramaturgy, Directing & Playmaking.
 

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Research: music composition, interdisciplinary composition and collaboration.
 

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Laura Marks
Professor

Research: experimental and independent media artworks: film, video, and digital media; movement of art, meanings, and people between cultures; Arab cinema; aesthetics; the senses.

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Cheryl Prophet
Senior Lecturer

Research: Performance and choreography, Contemporary dance technique, body conditioning for dancers & actors, Improvisation, Dance History and Analysis.

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Judy Radul
Professor

Research: video installation, sculpture, photography, performance and mixed media installation.
 

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Ker Wells
Assistant Professor

Research: Theatre and Acting.

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Jin-Me Yoon
Professor

Research: Photo and video installation, contemporary art theory

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Master of Publishing

For a comprehensive list of faculty members, please visit the PUB website.

Research: Editorial workflow management, Indexing, XML production, Software development, Scholarly communications, Web technologies, and Social media metrics.
 

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John Maxwell
Director and Associate Professor

Research: The impact of digital technologies in the cultural sector (and particularly books and magazines), the history of digital media, and the emergence of digital genres and mythologies.

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