WSU Tri-Cities College of Arts & Sciences

Digital Technology & Culture

Faculty

Courses in the DTC program are taught by a range of faculty from many different disciplines at WSU Tri-Cities. Each faculty member is committed to helping DTC students excel while demanding the kind of academic standard expected by today’s workplace. DTC students take upper-division courses from the same faculty as those students who major in other disciplines: for example, a psychology class in the DTC program is taught by renowned psychology faculty; a computer science class is taught by a computer science faculty member.

The following faculty are full-time administrators of the DTC program at WSU Tri-Cities. In any given semester, other faculty also participate by helping to teach courses and run programs in the departments of Anthropology, Business, Computer Science, English, Fine Arts, History, Humanities and Psychology.

Doug Gast

Doug Gast

Program Director, Digital Technology and Culture
Associate Professor, Fine Arts

509-372-7185
West 101B
dgast@tricity.wsu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Douglas Gast (2005) received his M.A. in Communication Studies from Baylor University and his M.F.A. in Electronic Art from the University of Cincinnati. Gast is an exhibiting artist whose work has been shown worldwide. His research and creative interests include Video/Film/Animation, New Media/Electronic Art, Photography/Imaging, Installation, Performance, Web/Net Art, Sound, Interactive Art, Conceptual Art/Fluxus/Dada, Semiotics, and Curatorial Studies. While typically digital or electronic in nature, his work involves the identification and activation of the inherent elements of the media which stands to best serve his chosen message. Gast is the advisor of the Digital Technology and Culture Student Organization.

Related websites:
www.noprogram.org — a collection of work in film, video, photography, and interactive media
www.30daysofnewlife.org — a project website
www.pinapoint.org — a project website

Peter Christenson

Peter Christenson

Assistant Professor, Fine Arts

509-372-7285
West 101D
peter.christenson@tricity.wsu.edu

Peter Christenson (2012) earned a M.S.W. from the University of Michigan and his M.F.A. in Intermedia from Arizona State University. Christenson is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and filmmaker. He is Cofounder and Artistic Director of Left of Centre, a guerrilla-marketing/consulting firm and artist collective in Detroit, MI. His current practice and research are rooted in interventionist, social art, and institutional critique theories and formidably influenced by his past experiences working as a licensed psychotherapist. Christenson’s research focuses on New Media and Digital Culture, Installation and Immersive Environments, Institutional Critique and Interventionist Theory, Relational Aesthetics, and Psychosocial Art.

Sena Clara Creston

Sena Clara Creston

Clinical Assistant Professor, Fine Arts

509-372-7419
West 101E
sc.creston@tricity.wsu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Sena Clara Creston is an exhibiting interactive installation artist from New York City. Creston earned her MFA in electronic art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012 and her BFA from NYU for photography and imaging in 2005. Creston uses a combination of old and new technology to construct immersive electronic, kinetic and interactive sculptural installations as well as photographic environments. Her research and creative practice focus on the impact materials, process and mythology can have on interactive art and reflect on alternative associations with what is considered natural.

Andréa Davis

Andréa Davis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English
WSU-TC Writing Program Administrator

509-372-7182
CIC 202D
andrea_davis@tricity.wsu.edu

Andréa Davis (2009) obtained her Ph.D. in dual concentrations-Cultural Rhetorics and Digital Rhetorics and Professional Writing from Michigan State University. Her current research projects include expanding her archival research on her great grandfather Edward H. Davis, the cornerstone collector for the Heye Foundation, Museum of the American Indian, to produce a historiography that contextualizes his work with Native communities. She is also working on exploration of professional development and mentoring aspects of administration resulting in an edited collection of graduate student professional development narratives, as well as a coauthored article with one of her undergraduate Veteran students. Davis also teaches in the Digital Technology and Culture program and serves as the advisor of the Veterans and Allies Student Organization.

Related website:
www.digitalcelt.com

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