Invited Presentations / Lectures

“The SEED® Evaluator 2.0 + 3.0”
Public Interest Design Training Program
Harvard Design School, Office of Executive Education
Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 24 + 25, 2012

“The SEED® Evaluator 2.0”
Public Interest Design Training Program
Harvard Design School, Office of Executive Education
Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 21, 2011

“What does sustainable design mean to me?”
AIGA Colorado: SHIFT
Denver, Colorado, May 26, 2011

Refereed Presentations / Lectures

“SEED®:Tools for shaping and assessing community-centered public interest design projects”
Association for Community Design, Design in Action Conference
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 11, 2011

“Revision the Future of Design: SEED® calls for a Public Interest Design movement”
Cumulus International Design Conference, From Understanding to Design and Back Again
Denver, Colorado, Sept 30, 2011

“The Sustainability of a Discipline: How Assessment in Design Pedagogy Impacts the Future of the Design Profession”
Assessment in the Arts Conference
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Denver, Colorado, July 28, 2011

“SEED® Evaluator 2.0: Growing the Network”
Structures for Inclusion 10+1 Conference
School of the Art Institute
Chicago, Illinois, March 27, 2011

“SEED® + Academia: Brainstorming the Possibilities”
Structures for Inclusion 10+1 Conference (co-presented with Sharon Haar)
School of the Art Institute
Chicago, Illinois, March 27, 2011

“From the Ground Up: SEED® — Social Economic Environmental Design”
Response_Ability: Ethics and sustainability in design education
AIGA Design Educators’ Conference
Toledo, Ohio, 2010

“SEED: Social / Economic / Environmental Design”
Structures for Inclusion 10 Conference
Howard University
Washington, D.C., 2010

“Creating Curricular Communities”
Developing Communities of Practice Faculty Conference
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Denver, Colorado, 2009

“Distance versus Locational Learning: Participatory Design Practices that Serve Underserved People, Places and Problems”
GLIDE 2008
: Global Interaction in Design Education
1st Biennial Design Web Conference
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Live Streaming conference, 2008

“Serving the Underserved: The Equation Between Design Education and Quality of Life”
Social Studies: Educating designers in a connected world
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, Maryland, 2008

“Substance: Design for Social Responsibility”
Affinity Session Panelist/Organizer
AIGA National Design Conference
Denver, Colorado, 2007

“Substance: Diverse Practices from the Periphery”
Curator’s Presentation, Center for Visual Art
Denver, Colorado, 2007

“In Search of the Constant Learner: Identifying and Preparing Students for the Rigors of an Undergraduate Design Education”
Rocky Mountain Association of College Admission Counseling
Denver, Colorado, 2007

“Design + –Culture at Home: Intercultural Communication and the Implications of an Interdisciplinary Community-Based Practice”
Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Visual Communication Conference
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, 2007

“Triptych: Perspectives on the Formulation and Effectiveness of a College Design Curriculum”
AIGA Schools of Thoughts 3 Conference
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, 2007

“Working within the Limits: Defining Success in an Open Enrollment State College Design Program”
Keynote Address
AIGA Design Frontier National Design Education Conference
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, 2006

“I’m Ready for My Close-up Mr. Turner: Media, Relevance, and Public Anthropology”
American Anthropological Association
Washington, D.C., 2005

“The Grass is Always Greener / The Water is Always Bluer: Locating the Intersections of Design and Culture”
AIGA National Design Conference
Boston, Massachusetts, 2005

“We Love our Lawn: Identity, Representation and Communication in the Green”
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference
Buffalo, New York, 2004

“The Designed Culture of Identity Politics”
International Design Education Conference
University of Minnesota, 2003

“Social Intercourse: A Community-Based Design Initiative,”
Communicational Spaces Conference
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2003

“Werner Drewes: A Bauhaus Artist”
Lakewood Cultural Center
Denver, Colorado, 2003

“Issues of Identity and Place in the Context of Corporate Branding: A Visual Response”
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Faculty Colloquium, 2002

“Seeking Significance: A Design Process Research Methodology”
Spur Conference (presenter & moderator)
Denver, Colorado, 2002

“Range®”—Visualization of Western Identity through
Corporate Branding”
Union for Democratic Communications International Conference
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 2001

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