Faculty and Staff

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Donna K. Trautman, PhD

Position: Chair / Associate Professor
Visual Communication Technology
Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education
Phone: 419-372-7575
Email: dktraut@bgsu.edu
Address: 261 Technology Building

Education

PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
MEd, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
BS in Technology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Research Interests

Packaging and Display Technology, Sustainability, Diversity in Technology-related fields, and Interactive Media and Training for Industry

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Mr. Charles Spontelli

Position: Senior Lecturer, Emeritus Associate Professor
Visual Communication Technology
Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education
Phone: 419-372-7579
Email: csponte@bgsu.edu
Address: 213 Technology Building

Education

M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
B.S., Kent State University, Kent, OH

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Dr. Jerry Schnepp

Position: Assistant Professor
Visual Communication Technology
Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education
Phone: 419-372-7585
Email: schnepp@bgsu.edu
Address: 212 Technology Building

What I Do

Teach classes in Interactive Media focusing on web technology, design, and usability.

Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science, DePaul University, Chicago
M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction, DePaul University, Chicago
B.A. in Communication, The University of Illinois, Chicago

Research Interests

My research efforts focus on two areas: accommodations for the Deaf and technological pedagogy. For the first, my aim is to create and test software that helps bridge the gap between Deaf and hearing worlds. For the second, I design and evaluate digital teaching and learning tools that help teachers engage students and promote deep and lasting learning.

About Me

I am a technologist, inventor, designer and musician. I am grateful to be immersed in a community of educators who are dedicated to the advancement of learning. I feel inspired to draw on my strengths to help propel this mission. For this reason, I dedicate much of my research effort to pedagogy and the role of technology in teaching and learning.

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Ms. Alexia Coffman

Position: Department Secretary
Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education
Phone: 419-372-2437
Email: alexiac@bgsu.edu
Address: 260 Technology Building

Education

Attended Bowling Green State University

About Me

I live in Bowling Green with my husband, Brady, daughter, Vivi and our four pets-- 2 dogs and 2 cats. I enjoy cooking, baking and spending time with my family. My background is in administrative support and I am happy to be here at BGSU!

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Ms. Laney Fugett

Position: Senior Lecturer
Visual Communication Technology
Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education
Phone: 419-372-9561
Email: lfugett@bgsu.edu
Address: 259 Technology Building

What I Do

Instruction of VCT 2040 Concepts of Visual Communication course; Instruct laboratory and lecture of Introduction to Print Media course, VCT 2080. Instruction of synthesis capstone course, VCT 4670 via online and live formats. Advising undergraduate students throughout the semester. Participation committees, attend program and department meetings each month.

Education

Master of Education, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Concentration: Career and Technology Education
Cognate Area: Training and Development
Thesis: Graphic Arts Education and Industry Partnerships

Bachelor of Science in Technology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Major: Visual Communication Technology
Concentration: Print Marketing and Sales

Research Interests

Researching packaging and display design, utilizing corrugated and other materials on our Gerber Innovations CAD sample table DT-3000 and the VUTEk PV200 UV Press in our VCT Packaging & Display Lab. Continuous research within print media, sustainability, project management and professional development.

About Me

After graduating with my Masters, I was employed as a Customer Service Representative at Danner Press Corporation, a commercial printing company, in Canton, OH. I then became the Art Director for the Projects Division at E-B Display Company, Inc. in Massillon, OH. I was promoted to Print Production Manager at E-B Display in the same division until leaving to teach VCT.

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Ms. Jodi Hagg

Position: Senior Lecturer
Visual Communication Technology
Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education
Phone: 419-372-9149
Email: jhagg@bgsu.edu
Address: 255 Technology Building

What I Do

I teach undergraduate courses in area of interactive media and design technology; advise undergraduate students; serve on department and college committees; collaborate with industries experts on current trends. VCT 2660: Introduction to Interactive Media, emphasis on basic design and production of effective media projects with a focus on network deployment. VCT 3660: Applied Interactive Media Production, following the design process, students will produce complex interactive media projects with an emphasis on distribution.

Education

Bowling Green State University, Master of Education in Career and Technology Education.
Bowling Green State University, Bachelor of Science in Technology, Visual Communication Technology.

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Mr. Jeffrey Hall

Position: Senior Lecturer
Visual Communication Technology
Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education
Phone: 419-372-7929
Email: jlhall@bgsu.edu
Address: 252 Technology Building

I am the leader and a senior lecturer in the photographic track of VCT. I teach VCT 2820, the introductory photography course, VCT 3820, Photography II and VCT 4650, Commercial Photography. I am also the Faculty Advisor for the Visual Communication Technology Organization and am involved with student independent studies and mentoring in the field of photography.

Education

Bachelor of Education - College of Technology, Bowling Green State University.

Master - Career and Technology Education, Bowling Green State University.

Photography in the New Millenium - Disney Institute

Photography with Bob Krist - Maine Photographic Workshops

Research Interests

My research interests are in the psychological appeal of the photographic image. This research involved defining the visual elements that contribute to the visual and psychological appeal, of photographs of lasting merit.

About Me

I am enthusiastic about all types of photography. I have owned Jeffrey Hall Photography for over 20 years. I was also co-owner of The Sundae Station. My personal interests include travel and cultural photography. I started my career as a photojournalist at The Daily Sentinel Tribune and later became the University Photographer at BGSU. I am a member of Professional Photographers of America and the Student Photographic Society.

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Ms. Maggie Leonard

Position: Lecturer
Visual Communication Technology
Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education
Phone: 419-372-7566
Email: maggiev@bgsu.edu
Address: 258 Technology Building

What I Do

Faculty and Academic Advisor in Visual Communication Technology.

Education

Bowling Green State University, Bachelor of Science in Technology.
Major: Technology Education

Bowling Green State University, Master of Education.
Concentration: Career and Technology Education

 

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Ms. Beth Vollmar

Position: Lecturer
Visual Communication Technology
Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education
Phone: 419-372-6987
Email: vollmab@bgsu.edu
Address: 254 Technology Building

What I Do

Instructor in the Print Track in VCT. Classes taught include: VCT 2080 Introduction to Print, VCT 3080 Digital Imaging Fundamentals, VCT 3090 Image preparation for Print Media and VCT 3100 Advanced Print Media.

Education

B.S. in Visual Communication Technology, Bowling Green State University.

M. Ed in Educational Technology, University of Toledo.

About Me

I worked in the print industry for over 20 years prior to becoming an instructor at BGSU. My first job out of college was for a Prepress company in Chicago, IL in estimating. After a few years, I returned to the Toledo area where I worked for several printing companies. My job functions included estimating, customer service, production planning & scheduling and safety coordinator.

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Sean Burres

Position: Instructor
Visual Communication Technology
Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education
Phone: 419-372-6992
Email: sburres@bgsu.edu
Address: 256 Technology Building

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Dr. Antonio Scontrino

Position: Assistant Professor
Visual Communication Technology
Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education
Phone: 419-372-5444
Email: ascontr@bgsu.edu
Address: 218 Technology Building

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Dr. Gene Poor

Position: Professor Emeritus
Visual Communication Technology
Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education
Email: poor@glasscity.net