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The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Kevin Curry and Christopher McNulty discuss the challenges and benefits of digital technology in 3D/Sculpture.

Kevin Curry is an Associate Teaching Professor at Florida State University where he teaches digital foundations and sculpture. He’s currently in London teaching a photo for non-majors class.

Christopher McNulty is Professor of Art in the Department of Art & Art History at Auburn University in Alabama and teaches sculpture to undergraduates at all levels. He is a dual citizen of France and the United States.

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The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Robert Howsare and Zach Fitchner discuss teaching printmaking.

Robert Howsare is an Assistant Professor of Art teaching printmaking and foundation courses at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Zach Fitchner is a printmaking artist and Assistant Professor of Art at West Virginia State University.

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The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Joelle Dietrick and Meg Mitcheldiscuss teaching new media.

Joelle Dietrick is a MacDowell fellow and Fulbright scholar who makes large temporary paintings, animations and games about global trade and human logistics. She’s an Assistant Professor of Art and Digital Studies at Davidson College outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Meg Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Digital Media/Foundations at University of Wisconsin-Madison teaching courses on digital foundations, interactive art, code based art and digital fabrication.

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The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Alessandra Sulpy and Danielle Head discuss the crossover between Photo & Painting/Drawing.

Alessandra Sulpy is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and Indiana University, and this fall is beginning her 7th year of teaching drawing and painting at her new job at Winona State University.

Danielle Head received her BA in Film, Photography and Video from Hampshire College in 2007, and her MFA in Photography from Indiana University in 2011. She is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Her teaching focuses on bridging together analog and digital media in the photography classroom and emphasizes photography as a conceptual and fine art medium.

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The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Jonathan Johnson and Takeshi Moro discuss teaching photo.

Jonathan Johnson is an Associate Professor of Photography and Integrated Digital Media at Otterbein University in Ohio and as worked in public affairs and the music industry prior to academia.

Takeshi Moro is an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University, teaching digital and analog photography. Interesting fact: he is a former corporate finance banker and sushi chef.

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The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Sarah Krupp and Meghan O’Connor discuss shifting from a BFA to a BA as faculty.

Sarah Krupp is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. She teaches 2D & 3D Design, all levels of Sculpture, and sometimes Art Appreciation. Sarah can generally be found coated in a mixture of wood, plaster and metal dust.

Since 2007, Meghan O’Connor has been teaching a combination of foundations and printmaking courses; currently at Wayne State College, one of Meghan’s biggest challenges is removing all the cat hair before discussing craftsmanship with her students.

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The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Kelly Murdoch-Kitt, assistant professor at University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art and Design, and Denielle Emans, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus in Qatar, discuss virtual cross-cultural collaborations.

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The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Justin Lincoln and Amy Alexander discuss programming in the arts.

Justin Lincoln is associate professor in New Genres and Digital Art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington where he is bringing the indie/DIY ethos to get his students involved with new media.

Amy Alexander is an associate professor in Visual Arts at UC San Diego. Her teaching bounces around the overlaps of tech art, public art, expanded cinema, and performance and is sprinkled with occasional bursts of unabashed geekery.

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The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Jolene Powell and Richard Danford discuss teaching study abroad.

Jolene Powell is McCoy Professor of Art and Director of Gallery 310 at Marietta College teaching courses in all levels studio art in drawing, painting, printmaking, and occasional special topics classes. Her favorite learning opportunities happen when she can take students to actual artwork and add an experiential components to her classes.

Richard Danford is Vice-President for Student Life at Marietta College, where he previously served as associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese. He spent two years living in Madrid, where he taught English and pursued doctoral coursework in Spanish linguistics. He has led multiple short-term study abroad courses to both Spain and Brazil, focusing on everything from language to civilization and culture to human geography to the Masters of Spanish Painting.

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The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Elizabeth Moran and Erica Molesworth discuss teaching dark room to digital natives.

Elizabeth Moran is an artist and lecturer in the Art, Media, and Technology program at Parsons School of Design. Her work investigates how varying belief systems that inform our understanding of recorded evidence.

Erica Molesworth is an artist and lecturer in photography at California College of the Arts and at San Francisco Art Institute; she is interested in the expanded field of photography and its intersection with moving images and digital media.

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