Colleen Reid

Colleen Reid was born in Toronto and currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Colleen is a Professor, a practicing architect and a practicing artist. Colleen acted as the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs in the Faculty of Design from 2013 to 2016 and was Acting Dean from July to October, 2016. In the past Ms. Reid has acted as Interim Dean in the Faculty of Design (2008) as well as Assistant Dean for six years (2001-2007) and Chair of Environmental Design (2000). Colleen has been a faculty member at OCAD University since 1994. In the past, Ms.

Ala Roushan

Ala Roushan is an Assistant Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Her practice includes research, writing, curating and teaching.  She is a Ph.D. candidate at the European Graduate School in Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought and holds a Master of Arts in Advanced Architectural Design from Städelschule. Her current research navigates the implications of the digital as it reveals depth of space beyond the limits of human perception.

Dr. Gerald McMaster

Dr. Gerald McMaster has over 30 years of international work and expertise in contemporary art, critical theory, museology and Indigenous aesthetics. His early interests concerned the lack of representation of Indigenous artists in art museums, and raising concern to how culturally sensitive objects were displayed and represented in ethnology museums. His experience as an artist and curator include conducting research, collecting art, and producing exhibitions.

Oz John Tekson, PhD

A former art director in advertising, worked at Bozell Worldwide, Euro RSCG, Publicis, and The Coca-Cola Company. An academic with a master's degree in Advertising and a PhD in Visual Communication. 18 years experience in teaching in three universities and three colleges, as a part-time and a full-time faculty. Taught Typography, Creative Concepts, Event Marketing, Experiential Marketing, Promotion, Packaging Design, Visual Semiotics, Layout & Digital Production, and Photography.

Recently running his own company OZ JOHN Photography and Creative Services, as well as, teaching.

TERRY SHOFFNER

Terry Shoffner has taught in the Illustration Program at the OCAD University since 1980. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1971. In 1993 he received a Master's degree in Illustration from Syracuse University. His early work included Graphic Design and Television Art Direction. Over the past 40 years his work has appeared in magazines, books, advertising and design throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has worked for many major corporations and won numerous awards.

STEVE L. QUINLAN

Steve Quinlan began teaching at the Ontario College of Art (as it was then known) in 1978 in the then Communication & Design Department. Prior to coming to the College he worked for Paul Arthur and Associates (pictographic and wayfinding), IMS (UofT), Dizitti and Associates (architect) and Mimura and Associates (animation). He also exhibited at the Prince Arthur Galleries, Gallery O and the Arts and Letters Club.

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