Carrie Lee Pierson Schwartz began teaching at Tulane as an Adjunct Professor and was hired in the Media Arts Program in the Summer of 2001 as the first Full-time Lecturer in the in the history of then University College, thenrenamed to the School of Continuing Studies post Katrina and is now the School of Professional Advancement. After several successive contract renewals, she earned the title of Senior Professor of the Practice of Digital Design within the Media Arts Program of Studies, which is now Digital Design. In 2017 she recieved a Distinguished Professor Award, from Tulane University School of Professional Advancement . Carrie was the first Faculty to use Adobe Breeze to teach online courses at Tulane University and she was the first faculty to teach Multi-user interface Second Life as part of her 3D Design and Web Design Instruction. http://enterpriseonline.com/clays_blog/2005/05/19/macromedia-breeze-live-and-tulane-distance-learning/. This summer she used Zoom to connect her classroom to a student who was travelling to Mexico City so that he would not miss class. See second row of photos to the left.
Carrie hosted the first regionally shared & sponsored AIGA student portfolio review at the Elmwood Campus and previously started an AIGA chapter at Tulane. Her former students have been employed in both the local and International Media and Design Industry, including, but not limited to; Gambit Weekly New Orleans, Mudbug Media, Zheno, Not Rocket Science, IDIYA NOLA, Trumpet Media, Zhender Design, Turbosquid, Gameloft, The Times Picayune, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Roulercyling, Where Y'at New Orleans and The Red Cross, as well as their own design studios. Since 2001 she has created many design courses that eventually led to the creation of the Digital Design Degree.
Her service as the First Full time Lecturer to the former University College then School of Continuing Studies now School of Professional Advancement has included the creation of graphics, images and logos for publications, television, billboards and the web, some in conjunction with students taking her courses. Most recently she was requested by Mike Wallace, Director of Emergency and Security Studies to create an image for his program. See third row to the left.
She has also created visualizations of facades and interiors for the building of former campus locations working with Deans, Assoc. Deans, Directors, architects, interior designers and Tulane representatives in both Louisiana and Mississippi, and has created presentations promoting digital design students work for special events both at the Uptown, Elmwood and Biloxi and former Downtown campuses. Carrie has been asked by colleagues at large to consult on images, presentations, 3d visualizations, websites and she has taken photographs and helped colleagues to create both image and information presentations for faculty in both the School of Continuing studies, as well as other departments on campus, both academic (medical and scientific research as well as history, business and homeland security studies) and administrative departments. Her last presentation at the Innovative learning Center and for The Office of Assessment and Institutional Research was on how to use color, images and design to make visually effective presentations. She has donated her photos and also contributed some select student projects to be considered for inclusion as representative of the School of the Continuing Studies for the year-end initiative from the Office of Stewardship and Donor Relations.
As an alumna of Newcomb College of Tulane University, She also served as a Board member of the Newcomb College Alumni Association, while there, she also created at the request of the Newcomb Alumnae Office, an118 page Alumnae Website and new design complete with photographs and images from the archives as part of her service. She has also been a Newcomb Town Mom ( alumna liaison to incoming students), and has continued her support of The Newcomb College Institute and Women's Education at Tulane as a Newcomb Faculty Fellow.
Most recently she received a Carol Lavin Bernick Faculty Grant from the Tulane Provost's Office at Tulane University and with it organized several events to call attention to Design and Culture in the Community. See photos in rows 4- 12 to the left. The first was in the Fall of 2017 - a NOMA - Tulane SoPA Design Symposium with the theme of “Technology & Storytelling: Animation, Special Effects, Virtual & Augmented Reality”. The evening included a panel discussion in Stern Auditorium, as well as a digital exhibition of panelists and Tulane SoPA students’ works. The “The Technology & Storytelling” evening also featured a first ever open to the public hands-on demonstration of virtual and augmented reality. It was the first time that Virtual Reality was shown in the Great Hall of NOMA and made available to the general public. Carrie moderated a panel with the following participants: Matthew Hales, Vice President of Immersive Technology at TurboSquid, Christofer Dierdorff, Photographer and Visual Effects artist, Simon Blake, animator and Matthew Findley, President, inXile Entertainment
in she 2018 created and organized three more events;
"Combat Photo: The Women Behind the Lens" An exhibition of both on duty military images paired with personal Images of Women Combat Photographers to show both the artistic and technical abilities and the depth and diversity of the work of these photographers. click here for more photos, video and information. Photographers selected included Stacy Pearsall, Holley Baker, Araceli Alarcon, Bethany Bernoski, Rachel Diehm, Kalie Franz, Audrey Graham, Ashley Hayes, Katerina Nelske, Noel Toye, Felicia Welch, Lisa Zunzanyika. The project became a partnership of the New Orleans Photo Alliance and the School of Professional Advancement, Departments of Emergency and Security Studies and Digital Design. Funded in part by the Carol Lavin Bernick Faculty Grant that I was awarded by the Tulane Provosts's Office.See image in row nine to the left.
A 2018 SPRING 2018 NOMA-TULANE-SOPA DESIGN Symposium Wednesday April 4th , 6-7:30pm Freeman Auditorium at the Woldernberg Art Center on Tulane's Main Campus "Creating New Orleans Culture Through Design" with panelists. Funded in part by a Carol Lavin Bernick Facuty Grant from the Tulane University's Provost's office. Tahj Williams, Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian Queen
, Ryan Banks, Roux7 Design, and Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, and
Jennifer M. Williams, Youth and Family Program Manager at the New Orleans Museum of Art. See photos rows ten through twelve to the left.
A 2018 Spring NOMA-Tulane SoPA Design Symposium; "Photography and Fashion: Capturing and Creating Costumes & Couture "
Panel Event Friday Evening the 6th of April 2018 6-8pm New Orleans Museum of Art.
with panelists, costume couture contest and donation collected for Dress for Success. Funded in part by a Carol Lavin Bernick Facuty Grant from the Tulane University's Provost's office.
Panelists included Susu Kearney, Rex School of Design, Katie Johnson, Royal House of Design, DeAndre Beverly
, George Long, and Glade Bilby with Cassie Steck Worley and Carrie Schwartz moderators. Also Deep Fried Photo Photo had a booth and Costume/ couture contest.
Donations taken at the Door for Dress for Success
at NOMA and at Tulane through a Share Some Sparkle, Give some Glamour clothing Drive.
Since 2001, Carrie Lee Schwartz has taught: Three Courses in the Fall Semester Three in the Spring Semester and Two in the first Summer Session Independent Study students as needed. Courses created at Tulane Univeristy:
- Introduction to Digital Design ( the business of design)
- Graphic Design II
- Advanced Digital Imaging (Photoshop, Lightroom, Gimp and Sumopaint and Instagram-advanced restoration techniques as well as online and social media image management)
- Animation I (2D web based animation )
- Animation II (3D Design and Animation ( Maya, Bryce, Strata, Terragen , Sketchup, After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Poser))
- Sound Editing and Composition ( video and animation soundtracks and preparedness)
- Digital Design Portfolio (formerly Web Design II as part of the Website development degree)
- Special Effects ( Adobe After Effects)
- Video Editing with Final Cut (created the course in 2009 as mdar-499-01 Video editing- Uptown Campus- in an independent study, now offered elective)
With her first appointment as Full Faculty she served continuously for seven years as a faculty representative and voting member on the University Senate and has served on several Tulane Senate Committees including: The Calendar Committee, The Information & Technology Committee, The University Committee on Assessment, The Faculty & Staff Benefits Committee, The Honors Committee, The Ad Hoc committee on Libraries and Senate representation, The Committee on Committees (current appointment), She also served at the invitation of the Provost's office of the University on the School of Continuing Studies Dean search committee and was part of the candidate interview process for the inaugural Director of the the Newcomb College Institute while serving on the Newcomb College Alumnae Board post Katrina., The University College/ School of Continuing Studies / SoPA Council (voting member since 2001), The Media Arts/ Digital Design Faculty Committee (since2001), Business Studies Faculty Search Committee, Computer Information Systems Faculty Search Committee, School of Continuing Studies Marketing Committee, Advising Minor Committee, CLEP Committee, MS Committee for the Start up of the Biloxi Campus, Full time Faculty Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Search committee for the Academic Dean, Search Committee for the Director of Media Arts/ Digital Design, and the Grievances Committee