Highlighted Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ronald Jones

Tuesday, September 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m.


Ronald Jones, an artist and critic, is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden.  At Konstfack he leads The Experience Design Group, and co-directs WIRE, the MA program in curatorial practice and critical writing.  He is a guest professor in Experience Design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.   

He has recently served as guest professor of Communication Design at HfG in Karlsruhe, Germany and on the Visiting Faculty at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule Frankfurt, Germany.  Before taking these appointments, he served as the first Provost at Art Center College of Design where he guided the design and implementation of a new transdisciplinary curriculum for the College.  He came to Art Center from Columbia University, where he was Professor of Visual Arts in the School of the Arts, and Co-Director of the Interactive Design Lab.  Before joining the faculty at Columbia, Jones was Senior Critic at the School of Art, Yale University for nine years.  He has also served on the faculty of The Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen, The Rhode Island School of Design, The School of Visual Arts, New York, among others.

He holds a Certificate from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, took the MFA degree from the University of South Carolina, and the Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies from Ohio University.  He has delivered over two hundred lectures at universities, museums, and art and design schools including Harvard University, The Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, DIA Center for the Arts, New York City, Royal College of Art, London, Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Brown University, Akademie Der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, the Architectural Association, London, among others.

Jones contributes regularly to Art Forum and frieze and writes frequently on contemporary art for various publications including ID Magazine, Art in America, Parkett, Zone, Flash Art.  He is the author of numerous museum and exhibition catalogs most recently having written on David Salle, Elizabeth Peyton, Terry Winters, and Willem de Kooning.

A practicing artist Jones has exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions in New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Paris, and Cologne.  His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, among others.  Jones is represented by Metro Pictures and the Sonnabend Gallery in New York.

His first opera “Falling and Waving” was produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Arts at Saint Ann’s in New York City in 1999.  He is at work on a second opera titled “Moon Shot.”

Dr. Jones has received numerous awards, including the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, and a Mellon Grant.  In addition, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Lucent Project at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and sits on the boards of numerous cultural organizations including the Public Art Fund, and Artists Space.

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Lunch Speaker of Distinction: Kevin L. Smith

Wednesday, September 10, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Kevin SmithKevin Smith is the scholarly communications officer at Duke University, where he works out of the main university library and is available as a resource to the university faculty, staff, administration, and students for advice on a wide variety of copyright, publishing and licensing issues. Kevin began his academic career with graduate studies in theology at Yale University and the University of Chicago, and then decided to move into library work. His strong interest in copyright law began in library school and persisted throughout his work in both theological and liberal arts college libraries. He received a law degree while serving as the director of the library at Defiance College in Ohio and moved to Duke shortly thereafter.

Kevin serves on the faculty of the Association of Research Libraries’ Institute on Scholarly Communication and on the American Library Association’s Committee on Legislation Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. He maintains a highly regarded blog on scholarly communications (http://library.duke.edu/blogs/scholcomm/) that discusses copyright and publication in academia, and he is a frequent speaker on those topics. 

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Lunch Speaker of Distinction: Cole Camplese

Tuesday, September 9, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Cole W. Camplese serves as the Director of Education Technology Services at the Pennsylvania State University.  As Director, it is his responsibility to oversee University-wide initiatives with a focus on impacting teaching and learning with technology.  He guides teams in the appropriate uses of technologies in the contexts of teaching and learning.  His primary area of focus is the integration of emerging technologies into learning spaces.  At Penn State, the overwhelming challenge is providing scalable solutions that the 80,000 students and 5,000 faculty can successfully use to enhance their teaching and learning environments.

Prior to accepting this position, Camplese served as the Director of the Solutions Institute in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology.  The Solutions Institute is an applied research and development institute with a focus on the innovative uses of technology for education and training.  Camplese designed the Online IST program that has been used to serve as the foundation for both resident and distance deliveries of the College of IST’s core undergraduate curriculum.  This program was built on a custom instructional design and development methodology and
toolset envisioned and crafted by Camplese.

Camplese was also the principle investigator and chief administrator for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School in Information Technology, an outreach program designed to enrich 75 of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s best and brightest high school juniors in the areas of information technology management.

Camplese continues to act as an instructor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology where he teaches courses related to the management and implementation of emerging technologies.  He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, selected for his innovative uses of Apple technology in and out of the classroom.  Camplese serves on several industry and highereducation advisories boards ranging from data storage management to the Apple Digital Campus.

Camplese is an established consultant, helping organizations integrate technology into their business practices, education and training programs, and their internal and external communication processes.  He is a published author and has presentedboth practical and theoretical concepts at regional and national conferences.

He received a Masters of Sciences in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University and a Bachelor of Science in
Psychology from West Virginia University.

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