Interactive Arts and Media

IAM Faculty and Staff

All faculty and staff photography by Jacob Boll (B.A. Photography, 2012)


Joseph Cancellaro, Ph.D. 

Interim Chair


Janell Baxter

Associate Chair and Assistant Professor


Matt Board

Assistant Professor


Tom Dowd

Associate Professor


David Gerding

Associate Professor


Andrew Hicks



Niki Nolin

Associate Professor


Huey Lewis

Assistant Facilities Manager

Jeff Meyers

Manager of Technology Initiatives for the Office of the Dean, School of Media Arts 

Mark Quilhot

Facilities Manager

Brenden Wysocki

Academic Manager


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Dave Andre

  • Designer, Andre Design
  • MA, Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College Chicago
  • BA, Graphic Design, Columbia College

David Antognoli

  • Game Designer
  • MS, Interactive Media, Indiana University

Sal Barry

  • Freelance Blogger and Web Designer
  • MA, New Media Studies, DePaul University
  • BA, Interactive Multimedia, Columbia College

Jay Boersma

  • Art Director/Photographer
  • BA, Columbia College Chicago
  • MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Erik Brown

  • Exhibition Organizer, Floor Length and Tux
  • MFA, Studio Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA, Painting, San Diego State University

Stefan Brun

  • Artistic Director, Prop Theatre
  • BA, Theatre Arts and Entertainment Management, Columbia College

Jason Geistweidt

  • Sound Artist
  • Ph.D, Sonic Arts, Queens University, Belfast
  • MA Music Technology, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • BMus, Southwestern University

William Guschwan

  • Creative Technologist
  • Software development team member (Apple's Quicktime, 3DO, Playstation, Tap.Me Games)
  • BA, Notre Dame University

Sarah Hamilton

  • MA Candidate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
  • BA, University of Alberta

Joseph Hocking

  • Game Programmer, Synapse Games
  • MFA, Digital Media, Rhode Island School of Design
  • BS, Biological Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Michael Hovland

  • Owner and Environmental Artist, Blue Rocket Games
  • BA, Computer Art and Animation, School of Communication Arts

Lauren Liss Johnson

  • Owner, Goodspark* Design Studio
  • BA, Interactive Arts & Media, Columbia College

Noah Johnson

  • Simulations Developer, In Context Solutions
  • Contract Game Designer, The Field Museum
  • BA, Game Design, Columbia College Chicago

Claudia Laska

  • Freelance Designer, Zanusi Design
  • BA Behavioral Science
  • AAS Fine Art, American Academy of Art

Christy LeMaster

  • Director, The Nightingale
  • M.A., Writing on Art, Truman State University

Jennifer Magnus

  • Artistic Director, Curious Theatre Branch
  • BA, Eastern Illinois University

Weston Morris

  • Web Systems Coordinator, Columbia College Chicago
  • BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Saman Moayer

  • Senior Environment Artist/ Lighting specialist, Farm CP
  • BFA, Media Art/ Animation, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

David Noffs

  • Instructional Specialist and Sound Designer
  • BMus Roosevelt University
  • Doctoral Candidate, National Louis University

Andrew Oleksiuk

  • New Media Artist, Sense-Net Media
  • MFA, Electronic Visualization, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • BA Digital Media, Columbia College Chicago

David Pasciuto

  • Freelance Art Director
  • Gnomon School of Visual Effects

Jon Petto

  • Software Developer
  • BA, Interactive Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago

Shawn Recinto

  • CEO, Box of Zombies
  • BSc, Human and Computer Interaction, DePaul University

Brendan Riley

  • Professor of English, Columbia College Chicago
  • Ph.D. English and Rhetoric, University of Florida

Kevin Riordan

  • Graphic Artist, Creative Print Services
  • BA Columbia College Chicago

Janet Rooney

  • Front End Web Developer, Designer and Artist
  • Graduate work, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • BFA, Interior Design, Harrington Institute of Interior Design
  • BA, Art with Minor in Mechanical Engineering, Calif. State Univ., Long Beach

Heinz Schuller

  • Independent Game Developer
  • Computer Science, DeVry University

Marc Temkin

  • Senior Programmer, Northwestern University
  • BMus. Indiana University
  • MMus Northwestern University

N. Eden Ünlüata

  • Interdisciplinary Artist and Designer
  • MA, Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College Chicago
  • MFA, Graphic Design, Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey)
  • BID, Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey)