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BFA in Art, Animation/Interactive Design (AID)

Faculty

Carl TwarogCarl Twarog, Professor
School of Art & Design
Animation/Interaction Design Area Coordinator
Sonic Plaza Curator
College of Fine Art and Communication
East Carolina University
twarogc@ecu.edu

Specializing in animation and game design, Professor Carl Twarog has taught at East Carolina University for 19 years, previously teaching at the Massachusetts College of Art as a visiting lecturer. Twarog teaches face-to-face, hybrid and online courses in Motion, Game Design, and Animation. In addition to his design education, Twarog studied at the Art Academy and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, specializing in Painting and Polish Philology. Prior to his teaching career, Twarog was a practicing designer working in exhibit design, environmental signage systems, graphic design and illustration. In 1987 Twarog began his design career as graphic designer/illustrator on the $200 Million Waterfront Redevelopment Project for the city of Buffalo, NY, a project that reconnected an Olmstead Park System. From 1988 to 1989 and again from 1990 to 1995, Twarog was the Exhibit Designer and Visualization Illustrator on the $14 Billion Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project (the Big Dig) in Boston, employed by Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas Engineering. In addition to his faculty appointment at ECU, Twarog serves as Curator of a multimedia installation artwork located on the ECU campus entitled "the Sonic Plaza," created by Massachusetts artist, Chris Janney. The piece is one of 62 public artworks in the North Carolina Art Works in Public Buildings Collection. Twarog's recent research includes writing courses on animation and interactive design for Wiley Publishers, embedded systems projects for art and special needs children, and designing and producing art furniture.


Wayne GodwinWayne Godwin, Associate Professor
School of Art and Design
College of Fine Arts and Communication
East Carolina University
godwinw@ecu.edu

East Carolina University School of Art & Design Professor Wayne Godwin (BS, MAEd, East Carolina University; MPD, North Carolina State University) serves as director of the Innovation Design Lab (IDL) in the university's Office of Innovation and Economic Development. The IDL is a technology-based environment that uses design to span academic disciplines and industries for new products, processes and public policies. It is connected via networked computing, video and voice communication systems with a companion facility at the NC State University College of Design. Godwin works with NCSU Industrial Design faculty to develop traditional and advanced learning technology programs that teach innovation and the design thinking. Through research focused on the creation and application of virtual 3D objects, his projects are designed to engage student learning through the creation of 3Dvirtual reality environments. His work promotes the use of visualization and virtual reality technology for improved understanding of scientific data and human cognition. Under Godwin's direction the University Economic Development Association ranks the IDL as one of the top three programs nationally in the category of "Excellence in Community Connected Campus". It is also home to the ECU Middle School Innovators Academy, which is recognized as the top ranked program nationally by UEDA for "Excellence in Talent Development."


Amy McIntyreAmy McIntyre, Adjunct Professor
School of Art and Design
College of Fine Arts and Communication
East Carolina University
mcintyrea@ecu.edu

CV (PDF)

Amy McIntyre received her BFA from University of Wyoming and holds an MFA from East Carolina University where she has been a teaching instructor since 2006. She primarily teaches digital media, and her personal work unfolds narratives through digital moving images within installations that explore the relationship between traditional materials and methods. Amy's work addresses themes of mourning, memory, and the paradoxical desire to preserve the ephemeral.


 Laurie GodwinLaurie Godwin, Adjunct Professor
School of Art and Design
College of Fine Arts and Communication
East Carolina University
godwinl@ecu.edu

CV (PDF)

Laurie Godwin received her BFA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds an MPD from North Carolina State University. She has been a teaching instructor since 1996 and has taught in Foundations, Graphic Design and is currently teaching in Animation/Interactive Design. Laurie is the director of the University Multimedia Center (UMC) a faculty support center that promotes the use of instructional technology and enhances the technology-rich learning environment at East Carolina University. The UMC provides assistance to faculty to support the planning, design and development of high quality interactive components to enhance student learning. The UMC especially encourages interdisciplinary projects that explore emerging technologies and their application to teaching and learning.