Jessye McDowell, President

Jessye McDowell


Assistant Professor of Digital Media & Animation, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Jim Jeffers, Treasurer, Finance Committee

Jim Jeffers

Treasurer, Finance Committee

Associate Professor of Graphic Design & Digital Media, Indian River State College

KT Duffy, Chair of Communications Committee

KT Duffy

Chair of Communications Committee

Assistant Professor of Art & Technology, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Liat Berdugo, Chair of Events & Exhibitions Committee

Liat Berdugo

Chair of Events & Exhibitions Committee

Assistant Professor, Art and Architecture, University of San Francisco

Johanna Gosse, Executive Editor, Media-N Journal

Johanna Gosse

Executive Editor, Media-N Journal

Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, University of Idaho

Meredith Drum, Secretary

Meredith Drum


Assistant Professor, School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech

Mat Rappaport, Immediate Past President 2017 - 2020

Mat Rappaport

Immediate Past President 2017 - 2020

Associate Professor, Columbia College Chicago

Byron Rich, Co-chair of Events & Exhibitions

Byron Rich

Co-chair of Events & Exhibitions

Associate Professor of Art, Director of Art, Science & Innovation, Allegheny College

Past Presidents

Doreen Maloney, Founding President 2003 – 2006

Doreen Maloney

Founding President 2003 – 2006

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Gwyan Rhabyt, President Emeritus 2006 – 2009

Gwyan Rhabyt

President Emeritus 2006 – 2009

Professor, California State University, East Bay

Paul Catanese, President Emeritus 2009 - 2014

Paul Catanese

President Emeritus 2009 - 2014

Professor, Columbia College Chicago

Paul Catanese is a hybrid media artist whose diverse range of works include installation, performance, printmaking, video, sculptural objects, handmade paper, artist books, code,, and projections which have been exhibited internationally, notably at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, La Villette and the China Academy of Art; with screenings at the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Stuttgart Filmwinter, FILE, ANIMAC, ExUrban Screens, New Forms Festival, and ISEA2014 Dubai. He has received commissions from Rhizome and Turbulence, and was awarded a 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. Catanese is Director of Graduate Study and Associate Professor of Art & Art History at Columbia College Chicago.

Vagner Mendonça-Whitehead, President Emeritus 2014 - 2017

Vagner Mendonça-Whitehead

President Emeritus 2014 - 2017

Director, Penn State School of Visual Arts