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Smith, Michael


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    Degree Institution Field Dates
    MFA  Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts  Visual Art / Media  2000 
    MS  University of Chicago  Chemistry  1994 
    BA  Holy Cross College  Studio Art & Chemistry  1993 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College/CUNY  Associate Professor  Communications Technology  2004 – Present 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience

  4. Non Academic Experience

    Place of Employment Title Date
    Freelance Designer    2001 – Present 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Theorizing Opportunities with a CUNYFirst API" Nov 30, 2018: CUNY IT Conference.

    "Those Who Can Do: Faculty Artists at York College" June 15 - August 19, 2017: Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning's Miller Gallery.

    "Open Access Pedagogy: Cultural Institution Archives and the remix art classroom" April 24, 2017: Hunter College.

    "Animating Transit, Platform – Creative Musings on Mass Transit" 06/25/2015: Transit Museum.

    "An MBS Special Presentation, Visiting Artist, Console Living Room Exhibit." 04/2015: University of Mary Washington.

    "Encrypted Fills digital artist, Concrete to Data: An Evolution of Street Art and Graffiti in the Digital Age" Feb. 2 – March 21, 2015: Steinberg Museum, Long Island University.

    "Animating Transit" 6/25/2014: Transit Museum.

    "8-bit Elvis, Empire State, & SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, GIF, GIF, GIF, GIF" January 24th 2015.: Savannah GIF Festival, Jepson Center, Savannah, GA,.

    "Rehearsing the Shake Your Tail Feather, 1840s GIF Party" Feburary 2, 2014: Late at Tate, Tate Museum, London.

    "10 PRINT “ALONE”; 20 GOTO 10, (Alone/Together)" Feburary, 2014.: Fifteen Folds, London.

    "Day of the MOOC Now Animated." 2013: Satirical animated GIF featured in dozens of academic blogs, presentations and articles on the spread of MOOCs.

    "GIF Fight!, an on-going net art collaboration featured by" November 2013: Open Web.

    "If I Could Just Reach My Utility Belt, 1 min video and Making Me Feel Glad That I’m Not You, 2:37 min video" 2013: Video Transcends, International Streaming Festival, April 2013 and the QCC Art Gallery 2013..

    "Don’t Turn That Dial, ongoing animated GIFs project" 2013 – Present: Tumblr, Featured on the Radar Twice, and regularly curated to the community's featured GIFs, Open Web.

    "Animated Alfred Hitchcock Movie Posters: Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, North By Northwest, and Rear Window." Spring 2012: Featured in a variety of culture blogs via reddit: Bustle, Fast Company, the creators project, El Huffington Post, El Hype 3, Buzzfeed,, Miklos Vince’s Tumblr, Bloody Disgusting, il Post, The Roosevelts, Wired, and Gizmodo’s Sploid..

    "I Grok GIF: An Immersion in the Art and Language of the Animated GIF" April 13, 2015: University of Mary Washington.

    "The Personal Domain: Students as Authors and Administrators Architects of their Education" October 9, 2013: Northeast Regional Computing Program,WordPress for Teaching and Learning 2013.

    "DIY Web Radio for Teaching and Learning" October 19, 2011: Bernard L Schwartz Communication Institute, Baruch College.

    "The Education Arcade" January 17, 2014: CUNY, Games Festival, CUNY Graduate Center.

    "Who Owns the ePortfolio? Tensions between Institutional Assessment and Student Autonomy and Control" July 30, 2013: AAEEBL Annual ePortfolio Conference, Boston, MA.

    "CUNY Academic Commons: Social Network As Hatchery" July 27, 2012: Sloan-C 5th Annual International Symposium, Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, 2012 Sloan-C Effective Practice Award.

    "Building and Supporting WordPress for Higher Education" June 9, 2012: WordCampNYC 2012.

    "Dreaming of 100 Million Posts a Year: On Federating Open Ed at CUNY" May 16, 2012: Faculty Academy, University of Mary Washington.

    "Promoting Hybrid Learning through a Sharable eLearning Approach" November 2010: Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks.

    "Toward a Generic Mobile Learning Framework" 2009: Framework Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Vol. 2..

    "Creating Automated Self Paced E-Learning Environments" 2009: World World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education.

    "Podcasting: Enhancing the Student Learning Experience" 2006: CUNY IT Conference.

    "Monique PSA – Silver Telly winner" 2006: Variety of recruitment and fundraising showcases.

    "Row New York’s Pioneering Program: Diversity at the Dock" December 2005: Cover, Table of Contents, and Feature Photographer for Rowing News.

    "Victory Celebration" 2004: page 189 photograph for the NYC2012 Olympic Bid Book submitted to the International Olympic Committee.

    "Indoor Rowing Competitor" 2004: page-two photograph in the New York Community Trust Foundation’s Annual Report.

    "Nancy Morejon Interview" 2003: photograph published in Carter, C. Africana Woman: Her Story Through Time, Washington DC: National Geographic Society Book Division.

  9. Patents


  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

  12. Grants-In-Aid

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Director of Communications Technology: 2008-2018.

      Department Curriculum Chair: 2013-Present.

    2. Service to the School
    3. Service to the College

      Director of Academic Computing & Educational Technology: 2008 – 2017.

      York Curriculum Committee Representative: 2013 – Present.

      Chair Committee on Academic Standards: 2005-2008.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University

      Project Team Member CUNY Academic Commons: 2010 – Present.

      Representative to CUNY Committee on Academic Technology: 2010 – 2017.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Archivist for Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Richard Kotuk: summer 2012.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Course Description
      CT 160  User Experience Design 
      CT 360  Web Design 1 
      CT 381  Web Design 2 
      CT 370  Web Development 1 
      CT 385  Web Development 2 
      CT 101  Digital Storytelling 
      CT 101  Intro to Video (Portrait Documentary) 
      CT 240  TV Studio Production 
      CT 244  Sound Production 
      CT 355  Documentary Production 
      CT 390  Online Communities 
      CT 399  Portfolio 
      CT 401  Final Project/Senior Seminar 
      CT 490-491  Internship 
      AC 230  Teaching with Technology 
      FA 284  Computer Graphics 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      Communications Technology B.S. 2013, Oversee curriculum development including a re-design of the foundation production courses and core concentrations after a two-year evaluation and application process..

      Communications Technology B.S. 2003, Co-authored with Dr. Che-Tsao Huang a proposal for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications Technology approved in Feb. 2003. Provided research and written support for the stated purpose, goals and justification of the program; designed curriculum pathways for two of the original concentrations Digital Video and Computer Graphics; conceived and drafted syllabi for ten of the original proposed courses; designed and constructed a multi-media lab and equipment lending service to support student work; and obtained a number of letters of support from local industries..