Meet the Committee

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Liz Richards is a filmmaker and video installation artist who holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Millersville University, an MA in Women’s Studies from SUNY Buffalo, and an MFA in Film and Video from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. In Buffalo, NY, Liz worked as a theater lighting designer and was nominated for an award for her work. She also worked in television and web production at WGBH in Boston for the PBS history series American Experience. During her time in Pittsburgh, Liz was a professor in the Cinema Department at Point Park University and was presented the 2009 Excellence in Filmmaking award by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the international organization, Women in Film and Media. Currently, Liz is an Assistant Professor in the Communications Department at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Liz has had over 70 national and international screenings of her work in such places as Japan, Serbia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, and France.

StCyr_portraitChris St.Cyr is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at The College of Saint Rose where he teaches interaction design courses in the Center for Art & Design. He is also a creative director at 2communiqué, a design firm that specializes in publication design with a regional and national client-base, where he focuses on the usability of editorial content in digital media. His work has received recognition from AIGA, AM&P, CASE, Folio Show, Print Magazine, SPD, and UCDA. Chris has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on topics ranging from graphic design foundations to publication design for interactive media. For more information about his professional practice visit www.2communique.com. When he’s is not teaching or practicing design he’s experimenting with the fragility of decades-old transfer type; exploring the simplicity of Legos, fuse beads, and pixels; and watching aliens, transformers, and Jedi destroy and save entire galaxies on the silver screen. Web: www.chrisstcyr.com Instagram/Twitter: chrisstcyr

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Silvia Mejía is currently an Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature and Film at The College of Saint Rose (Albany, NY). In 2007, she graduated as a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from University of Maryland (College Park). Five years earlier, she had obtained an M.A. in Latin American Literature from the same university. Before coming to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies, Silvia received her B.A. in Social Communication from Universidad Central del Ecuador (Quito). Between 1992 and 2002 she worked as a reporter, correspondent and editor for the national daily newspapers Hoy (Ecuador) and La Prensa Gráfica (El Salvador), as well as the magazines EuropMagazine (France) and Cash (Ecuador). Silvia’s areas of specialization are film theory and criticism, immigration studies, and comparative studies of contemporary Latin American and Latina/o narrative production. Her favorite film ever is Vittorio De Sica’s Ladri di biciclette / Bicycle Thieves (Italy,1948).

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Jennifer Austin is a writer, professor, and film fanatic. Her work has appeared in Barrelhouse, Nailed Magazine, and Metroland. Her one-act plays, Exit and Bitter Brunch, have been produced as staged readings at The College of Saint Rose. Jennifer holds an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing, both from The College of Saint Rose. She is an Instructor of English at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York.unnamed

Jennifer Marlow, Assistant Professor of English, received her Ph.D. from University at Albany, SUNY.  She teaches courses in composition and digital media. Her research focuses on educational technology and digital pedagogies for the writing classroom. Her work has been published in Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. With colleague, Megan Fulwiler, she co-produced the documentary film, Con Job: Stories of Adjunct and Contingent Labor, published by Computers and Composition Digital Press.  She is currently working on an eBook about the past twenty years in the field of Computers and Writing.