Professor MFA – Utah State University
Computer Literacy for Communication Arts, Convergent Media I, Multimedia Design and Production, Design, Layout and Print Production, Convergent Media II, Electronic and Digital Writing, and Senior Portfolio.
Prior to joining UIW as full-time faculty, Darlene taught ten years in K-12 public education. Simultaneously, she worked as an adjunct instructor for six years in the Communication Arts department at the University of the Incarnate Word, and worked toward the completion of her doctoral degree. Her research interests include learning about the role of spirituality in higher education and about the pedagogical and mentoring approaches that faculty members use to facilitate the spiritual development of students. Darlene’s teaching methods include helping students make connections between their interest in communications to their role and responsibility to communicate messages that enhance human connectedness. Her personal interests include spending time with her family, enjoying staycations with her boyfriend, going to rock concerts, and searching for new ideas to engage in self-reflective practices. Darlene is a proud El Paso native.
Office: AD 287
Specialization: Bilingual Cultural Studies
Courses Taught :
Media Ethics and Writing for the Media; Video Production, Producing, and Directing; Video Production II; and Script Writing
Prior to joining the faculty at UIW, Dora Fitzgerald was a producer and executive producer for 10 years at a small television station. Her professional interests center on visual media. Her personal interests center on the arts, and she is an avid student of film, especially how culture represents itself on screen, past and present, and particularly the representation of minority groups.
Office: AD 267
Aesthetics of Visual Perception, Media Ethics, Writing for Electronic and Digital Media, Seminar in Film, Seminar in Production, Media Internship, Capstone and Thesis.
Valerie Greenberg has taught at the University of the Incarnate Word for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the faculty at UIW, she worked in the media industry, where she did production for ABC, CBS, Disney, and Touchstone Pictures. Dr. Greenberg has presented papers at national and international conferences including the: International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) Japan; International Association for Digital Information Society (IADIS) Portugal; World Conference on E―Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (AACE) Montreal and Phoenix; International Association for Learning and Technology (IWALT) New Zealand.
Program Director, Communication Arts
Coordinator of Communication Arts Graduate Programs
Office: AD 280
Public Speaking, Media Ethics, Voice and Diction, Business Communication, Leadership Development, Interpersonal Health Communication, and Fundamentals of Human Communication on the undergraduate level. Professional Communication and Leadership, College Student Development, Research Methods and Assessment, and Organizational Behavior on the graduate level.
Dr. Guinn’s teaching, research, and professional work is focused primarily on communication effectiveness and human relationships. He is an active member of and frequently presents at meetings for the National Communication Association (NCA) and International Association for Relationship Research (IARR). His work has been published in Communication Research, Health Communication, Patient Education and Counseling, and The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication. His most recent work is currently under review in Personal Relationships, Communication Monographs, and Journal of Applied Communication.
Office: AD 409
Communication Research Methods; Communications, Technology, and Culture; The Impact of Media on Society; Theories of Communication; Cultural Theories; Intercultural Communication
Prior to joining the faculty at UIW, Hsin-I taught at University of Iowa (Iowa City) and Open University of Hong Kong. His research interests include: critical social theory, cultural studies of media and philosophy of communication. Hsin-I has made paper presentations in the following national and international associations and conferences: International Association for Aesthetics (IAA), International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), International Communication Association (ICA), National Communication Association (NCA), and World Congress of Philosophy (WCP).
Office: AD 285
Courses Taught :
Audio Production I, Video Production I & II, Senior Portfolio, Advanced Video Editing, Television Practicum and Radio Practicum.
Mr. McDonnell has taught at the University since 1999. He became a full-time professor in 2002. He serves as Coordinator of the Communication Arts program and is the faculty advisor for kuiw.org the Internet Radio station and uiwtv.org, the Internet television station. Mr. McDonnell has been a writer, producer, and director in the corporate and educational field for over 25 years. Along with winning multiple awards in video and multimedia, Mr. McDonnell served as a past president of several national communication organizations. His hobbies include comic book collecting 1960-1970’s, playing golf, restoring and driving 1967 Chevy El Camino and playing guitar.
Office: AD 211
Print journalism courses including Journalism I; Journalism 2; News-Feature Writing and Editing; Publications Practicum (LOGOS adviser) and Diversity in the Media.
A native of Jackson, Tennessee, began his professional career in 1974 with The Jackson Sun, a daily newspaper, and remained there until 1994, serving in a variety of roles during that tenure including reporter, copy editor, assistant news editor, assistant city editor, reader services editor and a columnist. Mr. Mercer has been married since Dec. 28, 1978, to the former Kathy Morris of Jackson, Tenn.. They have two daughters, Dione Michelle, and Wanita Nicole.
Office: AD 280
Introduction to Mass Communication, Bilingual Journalism, Diversity in the Media, Issues and Trends in Bilingual Communication, Seminar in Bilingual Communication, and Communication Research Methods.
As a native Yucatecan living in Texas, Zazil Reyes recognizes the importance of working across borders and cultures. Her research interests are broadly located at the intersection of Rhetoric, Media, Women’s and Gender Studies, Critical Race Studies, and Popular Culture. She is particularly interested in political cartoons, and works with texts from Mexico and the U.S. Her book chapter, “From Sexual Siren to Race Traitor: Condoleezza Rice in Political Cartoons” (2013), examines the role of race, gender, and sexuality in cartoons portraying the former Secretary of State. Her research has received several Top Paper awards at the National Communication Association (NCA) Convention.
Before joining UIW professor Reyes taught Spanish at UT-Austin, and communication courses at Tec de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Office: JB 103
Specialization: Emerging Technologies, Virtual Environments
Phil began programming in the late 1960s and has worked and played with computer technology ever since. Phil started a career in biochemical research in the mid-1970s at the University of Hawaii before becoming an officer in the U.S. Navy where he used and taught leading edge technologies of the day. Phil began his third career in higher education in 1998, co-founding an MIS program at one university, then serving as Academic Director for a branch campus of Texas Tech before founding the CIS degree program at UIW in 2003.
Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor
Office: JB 216
Phone: (210) 829-3859
Specialization: Housing and Interior Design, Environmental Design
Ph.D. Human Environmental Science with Architectural Studies Emphasis, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 2009
Allison, D. (February, 2014). Estimating and Costing for Interior Designers: A step-by-step workbook. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.
Awards / Honors:
2004 – Present: Allison & Associates Interiors, sole proprietor/designer
2012 – 2015: Adjunct Professor:
Texas State University
University of New Haven, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Art Institute – Austin
2000 – 2012: Associate Professor, JCCC, Overland Park, KS
1998 – 2004: Hobson Interiors, Kansas City, MO
1991 – 1998: Di Lynn Interiors, sole proprietor/designer
1983 – 1991: Various design firms, Columbia, MO & Kansas City,
Registration, Certification, and Accredited Professional
MA Interior Design, Savannah College of Art + Design, 2012
Progress toward Ph.D. Human Environmental Science with Architectural Studies Emphasis, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, anticipated completion 2020
Publications / Presentations:
2012 – Present: Delineate Interior Design + Research Collaborative, Project Interior Designer
2014 – 2017: Adjunct Professor:
University of the Incarnate Word
Art Institute – San Antonio
2010 – 2012: Broussard Group, Design Manager & Project Designer
2008 – 2010: Bella Villa Design Studeo, Commercial Project Designer
2007 – 2008: Marks Design Group, Interior Design Intern/Associate
Registration, Certification, and Accredited Professional