Vitae

Department of Art, ACT 3222, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697. Phone: 949/824-4912.  Fax 949/824-5297. E-mail: mailto:dtrend@uci.edu. Web: http://davidtrend.com; http://worlding.org

EDUCATION

Ph.D.  (Curriculum), School of Education, Department of Educational Leadership,  Miami University, Oxford, OH (1993)

MFA (Visual Studies), State University of New York at Buffalo (Visual Studies Workshop Program), Rochester, NY (1979)

BA (Art) Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont (1975). Thesis in  video and photography.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Chair, Department of Art, University of California, Irvine, CA  (1997-2001, 2004, 2012-present). Administration of areas of ceramics, digital imaging, installation, drawing, painting, performance, photography, and video. Responsibilities for curriculum, personnel, facilities, scheduling, and budgeting for a department comprising 30 faculty and staff. Professor, Department of Art, University of California, Irvine, CA  (1997-present).

Director, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, UC Office of the President, Oakland, CA (1998-2005). Administration of a system-wide Multi-Campus Research Unit (MRU) currently hosted by UCI. The institute funds artistic research and creative work on the ten campuses of the University of California.

Dean, Creative Arts Division, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA  (1996-1997). Administration of departments of art and art history, dance/theater, film/TV, music, photography, and the Euphrat Museum of Art. Responsibilities for curriculum, personnel, facilities, scheduling, and budgeting for a division comprising 85 faculty and staff .

Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA. (1996-1997).  Overseeing college-wide programs in team teaching, linked courses, learning communities, and integrated studies.

Coordinator and faculty member, MA Program in Interdisciplinary Arts, Inter-Arts Center, San Francisco State University (1992-1995), San Francisco, CA. Administration, admissions, advising, curriculum design, chairing MA thesis committees. Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in liberal studies, education, history, theory, studio practice, and criticism.

Executive director, Center for Social Research and Education, San Francisco, CA (1993-1996). Program design and implementation, fundraising, hiring and training of staff, administration of finances, coordination with cooperating institutions, publicity, board liaison.

Executive editor, Socialist Review, San Francisco, CA (1993-1996). Solicitation of contents, supervision of production, fundraising, publicity, research and writing, graphic design, electronic page make-up and layout, circulation and distribution.

Research associate, Center for Cultural Studies, Miami University, Oxford, OH (1991-1992). Research in curriculum theory and cultural studies.

Director of programs, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, CA (1990-1992). Solicitation of programming and residency proposals, administration of program advisory panels and  juries, development of education and publication programs, fund raising and public relations.

Editor, Afterimage, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY (1985-90). Solicitation and selection of contents, supervision of production, fundraising, publicity, research and writing, graphic design, electronic page make-up and layout, Macintosh editorial computer operations, hiring and training of staff, administration of finances, circulation and distribution.

Lecturer, State University of New York College at Brockport (Art), Brockport, NY (1987-90). Courses taught: “Media Criticism and Theory,” “Institutions of Culture,” “Critical Writing Seminar,” “Basic Photography,”  “Intermediate Photography.”

Managing editor, Afterimage, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY (1980-1985). Critical and news writing, layout and design, publicity, supervision of production, administration of finances and distribution.

Artist-in-residence (Video and Writing), Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY (1981-82). Designing and implementing a program to improve the literacy skills of urban high school students; editing and producing a book (Between the Lines) on the subject.

 

MEDIA PRODUCTION

Art for a Changing California, CD-ROM (2005). University of California  Office of the President, Interactive production about artists in the University of California. Multi-media docmentation of grants and cultural policy white paper.

 

 

AWARDS  AND GRANTS

Academic Assessment Program Grant (UCI), for research and development of learning outcomes, assessment rubrics, and pilot implementation of curricular and programmatic analysis of the UC Irvine Department of Art (2103-2013)

Grant Development Fund award, UC Office of the President (UCOP), for extramural fundraising and program development in collaboration with  the Southern California Coalition of Art Schools (SoCCAS) (2004).

Research grant, University of California Office of the President (UCOP), for UC Digital Arts Research Network (DARNet). One of nine Co-Principle Investigators on a project to establish a system-wide digital arts and humanities Multicampus Research Group (MRG) (2000-2005).

Residency grant, Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, as a Visiting Scholar in the “Humanities in Comparative, Historical Perspective” program, Brentwood, CA (1999).

Participation grant, Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE), “The Learning Community Dissemination Project,” Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education, Olympia, WA (1997-2000).

Project grant, James Irvine Foundation. For “Surviving as an Artist,” a three-year series of education programs for young Latino artists in San Francisco’s Mission District (1990-1993).

Doctoral fellowship, School of Education, Miami University, Oxford, OH  (1991-92).

Criticism grant, New York State Council on the Arts, Media Program, New York, NY (1989). Funding for a series of articles on media and education.

Faculty research fellowship, State University of New York at  Brockport, Women’s Studies Program, Brockport, NY (1988).  Research in psychoanalysis, feminism, and pedagogical theory.

Criticism grant, New York State Council on the Arts, Media Program, New York,  NY (1988). Funding for a series of articles on art and education.

 

UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE

Chair, Department of Art, UC Irvine (2102-present).

UCI Assessment and Research, Studio Art Department Assessment Leader (2010-present)

National Juror, Virginia Sims Hamill Award, Huntsville Award, Huntsville, AL (2010)

Executive Committee Member, UCI Social Center for Social Justice and Inequality (2006-present)

Academic  Senate, Council on Planning and Budget (2005)

Acting Department Chair, UCI Studio Art Department,  (November 2001, July 2004)

External Evaluator, MFA Program in Art, Pomona College, Pomona, CA (2003).

Los Angeles Family School, Board Member and President, Board of Trustees. Los Angeles, CA (2003).

Member, UCI Studio Art Department Graduate Committee  (2002-2006).

Member, UCI Studio Art Department, Undergraduate Committee  (2002-03, 2008-present).

Co-Chair, UCI Department of Education, Chairperson Search Committee (2001-2002)

External Evaluator, Graduate Studies, UCSD Department of Visual Art (2001)

Member, Council on Educational Policy (CEP), UCI Academic Senate (2001-2002)

Member, Academic Program Review Subcommittee (APRS), UCI (2001-2002)

Department Representative, UCI Arts Executive Committee (2001-2006)

Invited Participant, The Stakeholders Forum, Spoleto USA, Charleston, SC (2001)

Chair, UCI Faculty Search Committee. Recruiting and hiring a tenure-track faculty member in photography. (2000-2001).

Member, UCI Faculty Search Committee. Recruiting and hiring a tenure-track faculty member in digital media. video (2000-2001).

Member, UCI Faculty Search Committee. Recruiting and hiring a tenure-track faculty member in digital media. painting (1999-2000).

Member, Community and Policy Advisory Group: Support for Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts.  UC Academic Senate UC Merced Taskforce (1999-2002).

UCI Campus Delegate, UC Digital, UCOP, Oakland CA. Participating in the development of a statewide research and graduate program in digital media. (1998-1999)

Chair, UCI Faculty Search Committee. Recruiting and hiring a tenure-track faculty member in digital media. (1998-1999).

Member, UCI University Gallery Director Hiring Committee. Recruiting and hiring a new curator/administrator for the gallery. (1998-1999).

Committee member, School of the Arts Technology Board, University of California, Irvine, (Chair, 1998). Overseeing development of digital programs and facilities. (1998-2001)

Associate Director, Center for Virtual Reality, University of California, Irvine CA. Developing arts-related components of a multidisciplinary research facility. (1997-1999)

Member, National Council of Instructional Administrators, Washington, DC. (1997-1998)

Chair, UCI Faculty Search Committee. Recruiting and hiring a tenure-track faculty member in digital media. (1997-1998).

Board member, KCSM-TV and KCSM-FM, Public Broadcasting System (PBS) affiliate, San Mateo, CA. (1996-1997)

Advisory committee member, Animation Magnet School, Eastside Union School District, San Jose CA. (1996-1997) Partnership with Disney/Capital Cities/ABC, the Silicon Graphics Corporation, and De Anza College.

Principal Investigator, Community Art Initiative, San Francisco Urban Institute, San Francisco, CA. (1995-1997) Multi-site program component of the California Economic Recovery and Environmental Restoration Project.

Director, Creating Democracy: Technology, Pedagogy, and the Arts. Annual university-wide symposium at San Francisco State University. (1994)  Designed program, selected participants, and coordinated administration.

Contributing Editor, Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (1994-present).

Editorial board member, Socialist Review, San Francisco, CA (1993-present).

Founder, Race, Representation, and Youth.  Conception and supervision of an ongoing inter-institutional media literacy trainers-training-trainers program involving the San Francisco Unified School District, the Center for Social Research and Education, Southern Exposure Gallery, Strategies for Media Literacy, and San Francisco State University (1993-present).

Chair, National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Program, Visual Artists Organizations and Publications Panel, Washington, DC (1992-93).

Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Program, Visual Artists Organizations and Forums, Washington, DC (1991-92).

Board Member, Strategies for Media Literacy, San  Francisco, CA (1991-95), Board President (1993-94).

Advisory board member, Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA (1991-1997)

Consultant, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. Visual Arts program. (1990, 1989, 1987, 1985, 1984). Conducted on-site reviews of applicants in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina,  Rhode Island, and Texas.

Consultant, National Alliance of Media Arts Centers, (1990). Assessment of national organizational needs and development of a plan for new quarterly journal.

Editorial board member, exposure, Society for Photographic Education, Boulder CO. (1990-1993)

Board of directors member, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA (1990-91)

Steering Committee member, San Francisco Bay Area Coalition for Freedom of Expression. Anti-censorship advocacy and fund-raising. (1990-1991)

Consultant, National Alliance of Media Arts Centers. Assessment of national organizational needs and development of a plan for new quarterly journal. (1990)

Juror, National Educational Film and Video Festival. Oakland, CA (1990)

Panelist, New York State Council on the Arts, Film Program, New York, NY (1989-90). Member of standing grant review panel.

Consultant, New York State Council on the Humanities, Grants Program, New York, NY (1989). Member of standing grant review panel.

National Program and Publications Committees, Society for Photographic Education, Boulder, CO (1987-91). Organization of  national conference and journal.

Site Administrator, University of Iowa Fine Arts Dada Workshop and Visual Studies Workshop (1986-1988). Planning, logistics, booking, and fund raising for “The Avant-Garde and the Text” symposium, catalogue, and nationally circulated exhibition.

 

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, AND INTERVIEWS

UC Institute for Research in the Arts, Conference and Directors Meeting. Invited Participant. UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 2011

Everyday People: Finding and Making Meaning in a Changing World. Global Connections Keynote Lecture, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA. 2008.

University of California Arts Initiative. Remarks on the proposed direction of arts research and graduate studies at UC. UC Humanities Advisory Council, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA.  May 2004.

Art and Homeland Security. Discussion of the evolving concept of “security’ in contemporary art and culture. Humanities Research Institute. UC Irvine. Irvine, CA. September 2003.

Web, Globalization, Digitization, Multiculturalism, Multimedia, Postmodernism. Paper on digital media and globalization. Museum of  Contemporary Art,  Los Angeles. April 2003.

The Arts and Visual Culture, Secondary Visual Arts Forum, Presentation to LAUSD art teachers at district-wide in-service meeting. Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA. May 2003.

Artists and the Los Angeles Community. Discussion of artists and community organizations, Getty Research Institute. Los Angeles, CA. June 2002.

Multicampus Arts Institutes and the UC Arts Initiative. Remarks on the research potentials in the arts at UC.  Systemwide meeting of MRUs, UC Berkeley.  Berkeley, CA. May 2002.

Reading Digital Culture. Theoretical overview of contemporary thinking on digital media.  UC Davis. Davis, CA. November 2002.

New Models for Art and Industry Collaboration. Discussant on the relationship between the digital arts at UC and the multi-media industry. UCLA Arrowhead Center, Lake Arrowhead, CA November 2002.

University of California Arts Initiative. Remarks on the proposed direction of arts research and graduate studies. UC Humanities Advisory Council. UC Santa Cruz. May 2002.                   

UC Taskforce on the Arts. Discussion of the current state of arts research and graduate studies. UC Office of the President, Oakland, CA. November 2001.

Reading Digital Culture (January 2001) Keynote Lecture, UCI Gassman/ICS Lecture Series, Irvine , CA.

Artists’ Labor (December 2000) at the Cultural Labor/Cultural Capital Conference, New School for Social Research, New York, NY.

Turning Pages (November 1999) Getty Research Institute, Brentwood, CA.

 Reading Digital Culture (October 1999) Getty Research Institute, Brentwood, CA.

Why the Arts and Humanities are More Important Today than Ever  (April 1999). Presentation at UCI Chief Executive Roundtable, Carlsbad, CA

 

 Digital Aesthetics, Digital Politics (February 1999). Session chair at annual national College Art Association meeting. Los Angeles, CA

Cyberschool and the Promise of Democracy (February 1999). Lecture at national College Art Association meeting. Los Angeles, CA

Arts and Humanities at UC Merced (January 1999). Presentation to statewide Academic Senate Taskforce, Los Angeles, CA.

Digital Aesthetics and the Politics of Difference (October 1998). Aesthetics and Difference: Cultural Diversity, Literature, and the Arts  Conference, Center for Ideas and Society, University of California, Riverside, CA

The State of the Alternative Arts Organization (August 1998). Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Ana, CA

Information Technology in the 21st Century: What UC Faculty and Administrators Need to Know (July 1998).  University of California Management Institute, Irvine CA

Image, Nation, Transnation: Yukinori Yanagi, (March 1998). University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA.

Snapshots: On Conventional Wisdom by Margaret Crane and Jon Winet (April 1997). Ansel Adams Center, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA.

Digital  Partnerships, Technology in Education Conference and Exposition, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA (June 1996). Developing a partnership with Silicon Graphics Corporation and Disney Capital Cities/ABC Corp

 California Studies and the Arts, California History Center (May 1996). Featured speaker. California History Center annual conference.

Art, Education, and Politics in the 1990s. (April 1995). Invited presentation at symposium on art and politics, Atlanta College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA.

A Media Literacy Curriculum. (April 1995). Invited presentation New York University, New York City.

The New Politics of Victimization. (March 1995). Invited presentation, Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA

The Purple Crayon (June 1994). Invited presentation at symposium on arts education at Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Radical Democracy or Socialism? The Condition of the Left in the US. (April 1994) Chair of plenary session with Stanley Aronowitz, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Cornel West at annual Socialists’ Scholars Conference, New York, NY.

Opening Address. University-wide symposium, Creating Democracy: Technology, Pedagogy, and the Arts. (April 1994) San Francisco State University. San Francisco, CA.

Constructing Media Pedagogies. (October 1993). Symposium presentation.  Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH.

The Politics of the Everyday (October 1993) Women and Crafts Conference, National Women’s Museum, Washington, DC.

Media Literacy and National Identity (October 1992). Symposium  presentation.  Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH.

Homelessness and the Politics of Voice (June 1992). Lecture. Inter-Arts Center, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

Contextualizing Texts: Deconstructing Multiple Texts Within the Classroom. (October 1992). Symposium presentation.  Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH.

An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Solidarity and Survival for Working People in the 1990s. (June 1992) Moderated Panel. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

Labor Unions and Art: An Interview with David Trend, by Gimmy Park Li. Radio interview. (June 1992) KNBR-AM and KFOG-FM, San Francisco, CA.

Identity and Democracy (November 1991). Lecture. New School for Social Research, New York, NY.

Representation and Democracy: The Politics of Photographic Education  (March 1991). Lecture.  Society for Photographic Education National Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Surviving as an Artist  (December 1990)  Organized and moderated symposium. San Francisco, CA.

Critical Forum  (November 1990) Lecture. San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA.

Criticism and  Critical Art  (November 1990). Lecture. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

Inter-Arts Pedagogy  (September 1990). Lecture. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

The Coalition for Freedom of Expression: An Interview with David Trend  (July 1990)  KKHI radio, San Francisco, CA.

Agenda for the 1990s  (June 1990). Presentation at the “Culture Under Fire” symposium of the San Francisco Art Institute.

The Pedagogy of Criticism  (November 1989). Lecture. Oracle Conference, Rochester, NY.

Light Drafts  series (July 1989). Interview with David Trend. Euskal Telebiska (Basque Television) Spain.

Feminist Pedagogy: A Paradox for the Male Teacher  (April 1989). Lecture at the SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY.

Closing Plenary  (March 1989). Led session on national policy agenda. Society for Photographic Education national conference. Rochester, NY.

Public Relations: Kodak, the Media, and the Community  (March 1989). Installation and town meeting (with the Public Relations  Collective). Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY.

An Interview with David Trend  (February 1989).  Feature article, Photo Metro Magazine.

Media Education for the 1990s  (January 1989). Moderated panel at New Media Alliance annual conference, New York, NY.

 

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