James Hall, Educational Technologist
James Hall supports faculty in website design and development for departmental and grant-funded projects and administers Media Center servers. He received a B.A. from Wake Forest University and moved to Richmond, Virginia for graduate study at Virginia Commonwealth University. After completing an M.F.A. and post-graduate work in Information Systems, James worked as a graphic designer and web developer for corporate and higher-ed organizations in the Richmond area. In addition to website projects, he is available for assistance with desktop hardware and software and CCNMTL-supported technology including CourseWorks, EdBlogs and Wikispaces.
Gabriel Rodriguez, Digital Curator
Gabriel Rodriguez received his bachelor's degree in Art History from Columbia and is delighted to return to his alma mater and his passion for art images. As an undergraduate, he worked in the Media Center throughout the entire course of his studies and is proficient in image processing and archive maintenance. While at Columbia, his particular area of interest was the 18th and 19th century tradition of British landscape painting; however his work with diverse image collections, such as at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has fostered a general interest in the nature of art historical innovation and education. Gabriel supports equipment in the classroom and computer lab, as well as image processing and cataloging.
Emily Shaw, Assistant Curator
After working at the Media Center for two years as a student assistant, Emily was thrilled to join the full-time staff as Assistant Curator. She received her MA from Columbia in the Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies program after writing a thesis on, appropriately, artists' use of the archive as educational tool. She completed a BA in Art History and French Language and Literature at the University of Chicago, where she worked at the Smart Museum of Art. She has also worked in Paris, France and at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.