Jerome Benton Interview

“Are you afraid of bats? Well, I ain’t afraid of…” If you are a hardcore Prince fan, you know the rest, but, if you don’t, listen to me and Jerome Benton as we discuss my favorite film of all time, …

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Undergraduate Teaching Experience

Integrated Digital Media, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY

  • DM-UY 4173 Professional Practices for Creatives, Spring 2018
  • DM-UY 2173 Motion Graphics Studio, Spring 2017, 2018
  • DM-UY 1143 Ideation & Prototyping, Fall 2016, 2017
  • DM-UY 1123 Visual Foundation Studio, Spring 2014; Fall 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • DM-UY 4913 Internship, Fall 2016
  • DM-UY 4003 Senior Project in Digital Media, Spring 2015, 2016
  • DM-UY 4913 Independent Study, Fall 2014, Spring 2014 & 2015
  • DM-UY 2193 Intro to Web Development, Summer 2014 & Spring 2014
  • DM-UY 3193 Dynamic Web Applications, Fall 2013, 2014

Design, Art & Technology (formerly Multimedia), UArts, Philadelphia, PA

  • MMDI 402 Senior Studio 2, Spring 2005, 2013
  • MMDI 102 Motion Graphics Studio, Spring 2006, 2007 (2 sections), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • MMDI 425 Special Projects in Multimedia, Fall 2003, 2013
  • MMDI 202 Web Design Studio, Fall 2005, 2006, 2012
  • MMDI 220 Documentation and Presentation, Spring 2012
  • MMDI 420 Exhibition and Promotion, Spring 2012
  • MMDI 320 Business Seminar, Spring 2012
  • MMDI 100 Research, Sketching, Mapping & Prototyping, Spring 2009, Fall 2012
  • MMDI 101 Visual Communication Studio, Fall 2005, 2006 (2 sections), 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • MMDI 111 Introduction to Interface Design, Spring 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010
  • Fall 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • MMDI 401 Senior Studio 1, Fall 2004, 2007, 2009
  • MMDI 131 Introduction to Interactive Programming, Spring 2007, 2008, 2009; Fall 2007
  • MMDI 231 Dynamic Web Development, Fall 2008
  • MMDI 201 Visual Concepts Studio, Spring 2006, 2008
  • MM 111 Visual Concepts 2, Spring 2004, 2005
  • MM 222 Interactive Studio 2, Spring 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • MM 340 Interactive Programming, Spring 2004
  • MM 221 Interactive Studio 1, Fall 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • MM 320 Advanced Interface Seminar, Fall 2004
  • MM 110 Visual Concepts 1, Fall 2003
  • MMDI 690 Independent Study (advised 7 times)

Graduate Teaching Experience

Integrated Digital Media, Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY

  • DM-GY 6053 Ideation & Prototyping (Tandon Online), Summer 2018
  • DM-GY 6053 Ideation & Prototyping, Spring 2017
  • DM-GY 6053 Ideation & Prototyping (Tandon Online), Summer 2017
  • DM-GY 9103 Internship, Fall 2016
  • DM-GY 997X MS Thesis in Digital Media, Fall 2015; Spring 2015, 2016
  • DM-GY 6193 Web Studio, Summer 2015
  • DM-GY 9103 Independent Study, Spring 2014, Fall 2014

Advisor, Master of Science Thesis in Digital Media

  • Stefan Kalteneggar, Device Orientation Playground, Spring 2016, Visiting International Scholar from Austria on a Marshall Plan Foundation Scholarship
  • Joanna Wang, myNotation, Spring 2014
  • Jianxi Zhang, nycuni.com, Spring 2014
  • Master of Science in Integrated Digital Media Thesis Advisor

Museum Studies, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Advisor, Master of Arts in Museum Exhibition Planning & Design

  • Daniel Kennedy, The Museum Visitor Experience in a Digital Age,
    Spring 2013

Committee Member, Master of Arts in Museum Communication Thesis

  • Julia Dougherty, Going Mobile: A Review of Smartphone Applications in Museums, Fall 2012

Academic Appointments

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
2018 – present

  • Co-Director, Innovation Lab, Divison of the Arts
  • Associate Professor, Dept of Art of Visual Culture

New York University (NYU), Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY
2018 – present

  • Industry Professor, Integrated Digital Media

2013 – 2018

  • Co-Director, Integrated Digital Media
  • Industry Associate Professor, Integrated Digital Media

The University of the Arts (UArts), College of Art, Media & Design, Philadelphia, PA
2012 – 2013

  • Interim Co-Director, School of Design
  • Program Director, Design, Art & Technology (formerly Multimedia) and Web Development & Interaction Design
  • Associate Professor, Design, Art & Technology (formerly Multimedia) and Web Development & Interaction Design

The University of the Arts (UArts), College of Media & Communication, Philadelphia, PA
2009 – 2012

  • Interim Director, Multimedia

2010 – 2012

  • Associate Professor, Multimedia

2003 – 2010

  • Assistant Professor, Multimedia

1999 – 2003

  • Senior Lecturer, Multimedia

Curriculum Development

Integrated Digital Media, NYU Tandon Online, Brooklyn, NY

  • Author, DM 6053 Ideation & Prototyping course, 2016
  • Supervisor, DM 6063 Creative Coding course, 2016
  • Supervisor, DM 7033 Media Law course, 2016

Integrated Digital Media, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY

  • Author, MS Integrated Digital Media Curriculum Revision(approved by NY State), 2014
  • Author, MS Integrated Digital Media Program Assessment Revision, 2014
  • Author, BS Integrated Digital Media Curriculum Revision(approved by NY State), 2014
  • Author, BS Integrated Digital Media Program Assessment Revision, 2014
  • Author, BS Integrated Digital Media Minor Revision, 2014
  • Author, DM 6053 Ideation & Prototyping course, 2014
  • Author, DM 6063 Creative Coding course, 2014
  • Author, DM 9963 MS Pre-Thesis Research Methods course, 2014
  • Author, DM 9990 Graduate Colloquium course, 2014
  • Author, DM 1133 Creative Coding Course, 2014
  • Author, DM 1143 Ideation & Prototyping Course, 2014
  • Author, DM 2173 Motion Graphics Studio Course, 2014
  • Author, DM 2263 Still and Moving Images Course, 2014
  • Author, DM 4173 Professional Practices for Creatives Course, 2014
  • Author, DM 1123 Visual Foundation Studio Course Revision, 2014
  • Author, MD 2313 Interactive Narrative Course, 2014

College of Media & Communication, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

  • Author, Web Design & Development Minor Revision, 2010
  • Author, Web Design Minor Revision, 2006, 2010
  • Author, Web Design & Development Minor, 2006
  • Author, Information Architecture Minor Revision, 2006

Multimedia Department, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

  • Author, Design, Art & Technology Curriculum Proposal (Multimedia revision and name change proposal), 2012
  • Author, Web Development & Interaction Design Curriculum Proposal, 2012
  • Author, Multimedia Undergraduate Curriculum Revision, 2009
  • Author, MMDI 100 Research, Sketching, Mapping, & Prototyping Course, 2008
  • Author, MMDI 131 Intro to Interactive Programming Course, 2006
  • Author, MMDI 231 Dynamic Web Development Course, 2006
  • Redeveloper, MM 111 Visual Concepts 1 to MMDI 101 Visual Communication Studio
  • Redeveloper, MM 110 Visual Concepts 2 to MMDI 102 Motion Graphics Studio
  • Redeveloper, MM 221 Interactive Studio I to MMDI 202 Web Design Studio
  • Redeveloper, MM 222 Interactive Studio II to MMDI 212 Game Design Studio