Faculty teaching in the Graduate Certificate program and/or in the Executive Education program include the following:
- James Coyle, Marketing & AIMS Faculty
James Coyle received his MA (1995) and PhD (1997) in Journalism (Advertising Studies) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He currently holds a joint appointment in the Marketing Department and the Interactive Media Studies Program. Jim’s academic work has been published in journals such Journal of Advertising, the Journal of Interactive Advertising, the Journal of Advertising Research, the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Website Promotion, and the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising. He has written a book chapter that appears in Advertising and the World Wide Web (2nd edition, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), and a book titled Internet Resources and Services for International Marketing and Advertising: A Global Guide (Oryx Press, 2002). In 2005, Jim received a $240,000 grant from the NASD Education Foundation to develop an online guide, DollarsFromSense, to help prepare college-age youth to make wise financial investment decisions. Jim’s research interests include how consumers process and share interactive and rich media content in commercial web sites, and the influence of consumer expectations on web site navigation experiences.
- Peg Faimon, Design & AIMS Co-Director
Peg Faimon received a BFA from Indiana University and an MFA from Yale University, earning the Norman Ives Memorial Award. She is currently Co-Director of AIMS, Director of the Miami Design Collaborative and Professor of Graphic Design. She is also an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Architecture and Interior Design. She was named the Miami University School of Fine Arts Crossan Hayes Curry Distinguished Educator in 2000 and the Naus Family Faculty Scholar in 2008. In addition to teaching, Ms Faimon maintains a design consultancy and she has received national and international recognition for her design work. Peg is also the author and designer of Design Alliance: Uniting Print and Web Design to Create a Total Brand Presence, and the co-author, with John Weigand, of The Nature of Design: How the Principles of Design Shape Our World – from Graphics and Architecture to Interiors and Products, both published in 2003 by HOW Design Books. Her third book entitled The Designer’s Guide to Business and Careers: How to Succeed on the Job or on Your Own, was published in June 2009 by HOW Design Books.
- Lindsay Grace, School of Fine Arts & AIMS Faculty
Lindsay Grace is a teacher, software developer and designer. He holds an MS in Computer Information Systems and a BA in English, both from Northwestern University. He also has an MFA from the University of Illinois Electronic Visualization Laboratory. He has served industry as an independent consultant, web designer, software developer, entrepreneur, business analyst and writer. Lindsay has a joint position with both Miami University’s Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies and the School of Fine Arts. His research areas include human-computer interaction, creative and critical gameplay, and web design. He writes regularly about interactive media design and education.
- Eric Hodgson, Smale Center Director & AIMS Instructor
Eric Hodgson’s primary research relates to human spatial ability, including spatial memory, perception, reference frames, landmark use, and navigation. Because this work often includes the construction and use of virtual environments for people to navigate within, he also conducts applied research related to immersive virtual reality and motion tracking. Most recently, this work has involved developing Redirected Walking techniques to expand the navigable area available for simulations.
- Artie Kuhn
For over ten years, Artie worked in the interactive industry as a designer, developer, project manager, user researcher and product manager. His work included digital solutions for a diverse set of firms including toy maker Hasbro, Inc., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s innovative Bioinformatics Research Center, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Aplia Learning and Thomson Publishing/Cengage Learning. Through leading inter-disciplinary teams in the creation of digital products and platforms, Artie saw the positive transformative effect interactive media can have across all disciplines. This experience fuels a passion for engaging with diverse students in exploring and coming to grips with the ramifications of interactive media in their field of pursuit. His current research, design, development and consulting work also explores this transformative effect. Artie earned his Bachelors in Science in digital design from the University of Cincinnati. His work has been presented at the TED 2011 conference, earned awards from ID Magazine and Macromedia and published was in the book Type in Motion 2. Before joining AIMS, Artie taught part time in DAAP at the University of Cincinnati for eight years. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Interaction Design and Game Development at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He consults for firms making the transition from traditional media to interactive media. At home, Artie partners with his wife Lisa (also a designer) in raising their two rambunctious, but wonderful, young boys.
- Glenn Platt, Marketing & AIMS Co-Director
Glenn Platt received his BA (with departmental honors) from University of Florida and his MS and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, graduating in 1993. He is currently the C. Michael Armstrong Chair, Professor of Marketing and has been Director of the Interactive Media Studies Program (and AIMS) since 2000. Glenn is President Emeritus of the International Digital Media and Arts Association. Glenn, along with his colleague Prof. Lage, coined the phrase “inverted classroom” with a 2000 seminal work outlining the benefits of using technology to move active learning into the classroom and lecture outside of class. He has won the School of Business Teaching Effectiveness Award, the Associated Student Government Effective Educator Award, and the University’s Knox Award for Teaching. Besides directing AIMS, Glenn teaches the Social Media Marketing, Internet/Digital Marketing, and the IMS/AI capstone consulting course. He consults in areas of Social Media, Internet Marketing and eCommerce.
- James Porter, English & AIMS Faculty
Jim Porter holds a joint appointment as a Professor in AIMS and in English. He also serves as Director of Graduate Studies for AIMS. Jim holds a BA from John Carroll University, an MA from the University of Michigan, and a PhD from the University of Detroit. His areas of research and teaching include digital rhetoric and composition theory, technical and business communication, ethics and methodology for Internet research, and online course design. Overall, his research focuses on the question of how writing/communication are changed by/within digital media. Jim has published three books on digital rhetoric, online research, ethics, and methodology, including, most recently, The Ethics of Internet Research, with Heidi McKee (Peter Lang, 2009). His co-authored online textbook — Professional Writing Online (Pearson, 2001; 3rd edition, 2008) — was one of the first fully online technical communication textbooks.
- Michele Simmons, English & AIMS Affiliate
Michele Simmons, an Associate Professor in English and an AIMS affiliate faculty, has a PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, with a specialization in Professional Writing, from Purdue University and an MA in Professional Communication from Clemson University. Her teaching and research interests include visual rhetoric, digital media and usability, rhetoric of technology, the public sphere and community-based writing. Michele publishes on issues related to civic rhetoric, professional communication, and productive usability. Her book Participation and Power: A Rhetoric for Civic Discourse in Environmental Policy (2007) was published by SUNY Press.