Expert Faculty

The faculty in our programs are highly experienced designers, creatives, artists, and technicians who have worked for and with a varied clientele locally, regionally and nationally. These are practicing professionals who continue to work and bring their expertise into the classroom every day. Their skills, dedication, and the extent of their experience help prepare our students to enter into the highly competitive arena of graphic design, branding, advertising, 3D modeling, information technologies and more.

Full Time Instructors

Desirae Bach (Graphic Design)

Bachelor of Science Graphic Design Pacific Union College Instructor of Graphic Design—Pacific Union College Senior Product Designer—American Crafts

Senior Graphic Designer—Paper Muse Press Graphic Designer—Deep, Marlin Co

Michael Hass (Cyber)

Master of Science Management Science and Information Systems Oklahoma State University

Master of Science Information Resource Management Air Force Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science Forest Resources, Hydrology University of Minnesota

Air Force Officer, USAF

Information Security Specialist, 92nd Info War Aggressor Executive Officer, Air Force Information Warfare Center

Project Manager & Policy Developer: Enterprise Information Management and Network Architecture, Air Force Space Command

Mark Pranger (Software Dev)

MS Telecommunications Management Oklahoma State University MBA Business Administration Oklahoma State University

BS Computer Science Oklahoma State University

Brett Weber: (Cyber)

MS in Computer Science/Cyber Security – University of Tulsa

BS in Computer Science w/honors – Southwestern Oklahoma State University Rose State College Networking/CyberSecurity Professor

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Computer Science Adjunct Instructor Oklahoma City Community College Adjunct/Part-time Computer Professor Oklahoma State University - OKC campus Adjunct/Part-time Computer Professor Office of the Federal Public Defender IT Manager/Systems Administrator

Butler Community College Executive Director

IT Center of Excellence (ITCE)/Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Oklahoma City Community College Program Director/Professor/Advisor

Howard Licht (Cyber/Networking)

Oklahoma State University MS in Information Assurance

University of Maryland Knight School of Specialized Journalism Fellow: Religion in America Master of Divinity Oklahoma City University

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology School of IT Instructor, Online Coordinator, Lead Instructor, Director of Counseling

Chris Gootos (Networking/Cyber)

Bachelor of Technology/Information Technology, OSUIT Masters of Science – Cybersecurity, Tulsa University Jim Norton Toyota of OKC, IT Director

Apex Systems, TIER 2 AGENT

Michael Schnell (Software Dev/Networking)

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, Master of Science in Information Technology May 2010 Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science May 1999 Seminole Junior College, Seminole, OK, Associate of Arts in General Studies, May 1994

Seminole State College, Seminole, OK, NASNTI Technology Specialist Seminole State College, Seminole, OK, Coordinator of Distance Education Seminole State College, Seminole, OK, Computer Science Instructor

Creative Tech Adjunct

Darcy McNair

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN Creative Director: THE MARS AGENCY

VP, Group Creative Director, RED FUSE

North America Creative Director | SAATCHI & SAATCHI X Senior Art Director, MOMENTUM WORLDWIDE


Nathan Pieratt

Masters of Science West Virginia University/Integrated Marketing Communications Masters of Fine Arts • Graphic Design Savannah College of Art & Design (Savannah, GA) Bachelors of Science • Interdisciplinary Studies Wayne State College (Wayne, NE)

Head of Marketing – SWIPEBY, Art Director - The Marketing Arm, Creative Director - Texas A&M

Creative Director Group360 / Dr. Pepper/Texas


Tommie Washington III

Tyler School of Art (Temple University) BFA Graphic Design Savannah College of Art and Design MA Motion Media ESPN – Senior Digital Designer SEC Network

ESPN – Coordinating Designer-Motion Graphics REGAL GROUP INC. - ART DIRECTOR

Emmy Award for “SportsCenter” studio show on ESPN

Emmy Award Nomination for “The Whip” studio show on ESPNU Art directed, designed and produced the first Virtual Reality Set for ESPN

The first in-house ESPN designer to produce a 3D animation to air on an ESPN Network Responsible for designing and producing 2D and 3D graphics and animations for Remote and Studio Production for ESPNU, ESPN2, the SEC Network and ACC Network North Carolina

Nick Calabrese Oklahoma

MFA in Studio Art, New York University BA Philosophy, Hunter College

CUNY (NY), Adjunct Professor

New York University, Visiting Artist Program Coordinator New York University, Studio Director

Badlands Unlimited/Paul Chan Studio, Jewish Museum Exhibition Project Manager Oklahoma

Kelly Henrikson

Northern Illinois University | MS-Art Education, 2003

Northern Illinois University | BFA-Painting and Visual Communications, International Academy of Design + Technology, HTML, Webmastering, Course Developer, Elevepro. Main

Instructional Designer Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division

ELearning specialist, Elevepro Illinois

Genadi Radiul

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY, Doctoral Research, Educational Leadership

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, Master of Science, Multimedia Technology LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND THEATRE, Master of Arts, Music Orchestra Management

VILNIUS MUSIC COLLEGE, Bachelor of Arts, Music Orchestra Performance THE ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA, Full-Time Faculty/Instructor UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, Video/Audio Editor

MASTERY TV, Motion Graphics Artist California

Jess Moore

M.F.A. in Integrated Design University of Baltimore:

B.A. in Visual and Media Arts, Concentration in New Media Production Emerson College: MA Rocky Mountains College of Art + Design

Online, Adjunct Instructor , Art Institutes of Colorado Adjunct Instructor Bellevue University

President: AIGA Colorado Board President, Lewis Roca Roth Gerber Colorado

Fred Vang

Bachelor of Science Media Arts and Animation AiCAOC Rocketeer Games, Animation Director

The Art Institute of California – Hollywood & Orange County, Faculty/Lead Instructor for Game Art & Design, Media Arts & Animation, and Motion Graphics & VFX,


Alex Aguilar

AiCASD Game Art & Design – Bachelor of Science HERE Inc./ 3D Map Content Director


Neal Hettinger Oklahoma

Master of Arts in Mass Communications, University of Alabama Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Arts Design, University of Alabama Creative Director, Century, LLC, Midwest City,

Partner & Creative Director, The Lead Pencil Agency, Oklahoma

Joe Shoopack

Brigham Young University: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Design Pixelmage Games, ART DIRECTOR


SEGA of America, LEAD ARTIST California

Jerilyn Dickenson Oklahoma


Abbi Simons Oklahoma

MA Public Relations Full Sail University MFA Media Design Full Sail University

BFA Graphic Design Oklahoma Christian University Technical Designer AFPress, American Fidelity

Adjunct Instructor, Integrated Software Applications Southern Nazarene University, Adjunct Instructor, Art Appreciation, Eastern New Mexico University Oklahoma

Ericka Hutchings

BFA Graphic Design Rochchester Institute of Technology MFA Computer Graphics Rochchester Institute of Technology Instructor: Parsons, University of Massachusetts Online.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design online. Art Director: XOR Boulder Colorado.

Development Partner: Culture Foundry.


Megan Larson

M.A: Art Education New York University

B.A. Art Fort Lewis College

Art Director: Jack Morton Worldwide Editorial Art Director: Parenting Magazine Senior Designer: Parenting Magazine.

New York

Hannah Bridgham

BA Fine Arts, Ringling College of Art and Design ME Secondary Education, Liberty University Designer Animator: Nickelodeon

Clients: NBC, All Faith’s Food Bank.

New York

Information Technology Adjunct

Darin McCammon Oklahoma

Mid America Christian University BS Psychology

Northcentral University Masters of Business Administration Dual Specializations in Applied Computer Science and Computer and Information Security

OU Physicians, Programmer Analyst

National American Insurance Company, Software Developer I Sonic Industries, Software Developer I

Fil Guinn

Northcentral University, Doctorate Business Administration, Information Systems

Keller School of Management/DeVry University Masters Information Systems Management University of Texas (Permian Basin) Bachelor of Science Mathematics


Jeff Story Oklahoma

MS Telecommunications Systems Management, Murray State University, BS Finance

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) The Bankers Bank, Oklahoma City

John Biasi

Master of Business Administration, Cybersecurity

Excelsior College, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Information Security Excelsior College Burns & McDonnell, Senior Cyber Security Specialist/Technical Team Lead Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., Lead Security Engineer

New York, New York

Bill Cox

Master of Science University of Illinois

Bachelor of Arts University of Illinois Springfield Information Technology Manager, Desktop Refresh

Information Resource Specialist; Illinois Department of Corrections Illinois

Greg Morris Oklahoma

Southern New Hampshire University MS in Information Technology

Southern New Hampshire University BS in Computer Information Technology Oklahoma State University Senior Director, Business Intelligence/Enterprise Systems Oklahoma State University Applications Developer


Josh Nicholson

M.A. Criminal Justice, American Military University

B.S. Criminal Justice, Troy University

M.S. Computer Forensics, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Senior Digital Forensic Examiner/Supervisory Special Agent (U.S Army Criminal Investigation Command

Supervisory Special Agent (U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command


Stacy Eldridge

MS Computer Information Systems Bellevue University

BS Management of Information Systems Bellevue University. Manager, Cyber Security Lincoln Electric System,,

Senior Staff Cyber Investigator & Program Manager Data Loss Prevention General Electric

Digital Evidence Instructor Federal Bureau of Investigation

Senior Forensic Examiner, Computer Analysis Response Team Federal Bureau of Investigation


Jeff Mansker

Doctor of Information Technology | Cybersecurity Capella University, Master of Science | Cybersecurity Maryville University of Saint Louis Bachelor of Science | Interdisciplinary Studies Arkansas State University DATA LOSS PREVENTION ANALYST II Walmart |Arkansas


Darren Waldrep

University of the Cumberlands, Ph.D. IT, Digital Forensics Bellevue University, MSc Cybersecurity

Athens State University BSc Management of Technology US Army DoD Civilian Information Assurance Manager Jacobs Technology Senior Systems Administrator Alabama

Andy Tripp Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY M.S. – Telecommunications Management OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY B.S. - Management Information Systems Senior VP of Information Technology: TTCU Federal Credit Union:

Sr. IT Manager: Muscogee Creek Nation Casinos Oklahoma

Barron Winters Oklahoma

Colorado Technical University Doctor of Computer Science Cyber Security/Information Assurance (DCS-CSIA)

Northcentral University Masters in Business Administration Information Systems Security (MBA-ISS)

Southwestern College Masters of Science Security Administration (MSSA) Bachelors in Security Management

Dell Computers Inc. L2 Technical Service Specialist / Advanced Resolution Expert, Support Specialist for PALM/Pocket PC/WIN CE mobile communication Devices

James Strother

MS Telecommunications Management - Oklahoma State University BS Industrial Engineering/Robotics – University of Arkansas

Cor-Tech Verizon Telecom/Frontier Communications, Infrastructure Specialist American Airlines/Sabre, Inc., Infrastructure Specialist

McDonnell-Douglas Computer Aided Manufacturing Specialist Alabama

Scott Fisher

Old Dominion University B.S. Criminal Justice and Minor in Military Science,

University of South Florida Master of Science Degree in Cybersecurity/Digital Forensics,

U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Inspector General, Special Agent/Cyber Special Agent Department of Veterans Affairs- Office of Inspector General – Senior Special Agent.

U.S. Secret Service – Special Agent. Colorado