Meredith at PSUPSU’s School of Art + DesignLinkedIn

Meredith currently teaches in the Graphic Design Program of the School of Art + Design at Portland State University. She has been at Portland State since 2014, focusing on theory, research, writing and design thinking. Her pedagogy is the basis for her scholarly articles and presentations. Meredith has also been involved in significant curriculum development (serving as Curriculum Committee Chair for academic year 2016-2017), and recently nominated to represent the School of Art + Design on the university-wide Faculty Senate.

Portland State University
Courses Taught
ART 111: Design Thinking
ARH 290: History of Modern Design
ART 345: Introduction to Motion Graphics for Designers
ART 399: Design in Context: Failure
ART 399: Research + Theory in Design
ART 470: Thesis I

Curricular Development
ART 111: Design Thinking
ARH 290: History of Modern Design
ART 345: Introduction to Motion Graphics for Designers
ART 399: Design in Context: Failure
ART 399: Research + Theory in Design
ART 399: Graphic Design Theory
ART 470: Thesis I
ART 471: Thesis II

Prior to teaching at PSU, Meredith taught at Drake University and the College for Creative Studies.

Drake University
Courses Taught
ART 051: Typography
ART 102: Graphic Design Theory
ART 114: Web Design
ART 150: Failure
ART 155: Research & Application
ART 156: Context & Process

Curricular Development
ART 102: Theory & Practice
ART 114: Web Design
ART 150: Special Topics: Failure
ART 155: Research & Application
“Area of Interest” (AOI) Designation for Failure: Artistic Experience
“Area of Interest” (AOI) Designation for Failure: Critical Thinking

College for Creative Studies
Courses Taught
DGD 277: Introduction to VisCom II
DGD 485: Nike Interdisciplinary Sponsored Project
DGD 163: Introduction to Time-Based Media


Invited Visiting Artist and Designer Lectures, Critiques and Reviews
Guest Critic, MFA Program, 2017, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Guest Critic, MFA Program, 2016, Portland State University
Guest Thesis Reviewer, Contemporary Design Projects, 2015, Portland State University
Guest Presenter, Practicum Class, 2014, Drake University
Gallery Reviewer, Inside/Out, 2014, Anderson Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Gallery Reviewer, Proximity, 2013, Anderson Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Visiting Designer, Senior Portfolio Studio, Communication Design Program, 2011, College for Creative Studies
Guest Designer/Critic, Information Design Class, 2009, College for Creative Studies
Guest Designer/Critic, Information Design, Communication Design Program, 2007, College for Creative Studies
Guest Critic Web Design and Culture, Digital Media Studies Program, 2007, University of Detroit Mercy

Grants
Faculty Development Grant, academic years 2017-2019, $7,384, principal investigator, Portland State University
Faculty Enhancement Grant, academic years 2015-2017, $15,000 (maximum award), principal investigator, Portland State University
Travel Grant, 2016, $4,000, principal investigator, Portland State University
Travel Grant, 2015, $1,655.78, principal investigator, Portland State University
Travel Grant, 2013, principal investigator, College of the Arts & Sciences, Drake University
Faculty Development Grant, 2012, $1500 (maximum award), principal investigator, College of Arts & Sciences, Drake University
Travel Grant, 2012, principal investigator, College of the Arts & Sciences, Drake University

Teaching Awards & Nominations
John Elliott Allen Outstanding Professor Nominations, 2016, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Portland State University
Experiential (Community-Based) Learning and Engaged Citizen Showcase, 2014, Drake University
Experiential (Community-Based) Learning Faculty Award Nomination, 2014, Drake University