Professional Service

  • MDEC Malaysia Digital Economy Comission. Role: Advisor. MDEC Advisory Panel. MDEC senior management, key thoughts and opinions in shaping what you see best for building a national agenda for digital content development and from a more macro sense, provide suggestion on shaping and developing an industry. To facilitate this discussion, it would be useful to structure some thoughts around the following themes, as these are the areas of interest at present: • Creative Ecosystem growth: does the education system in your country set creative courses as part of mainstream? If yes, in what level of education? Pre-school, primary, secondary, tertiary? If not, did the companies/industrial players in your country do something to prepare their future talents? • Creative Technologies vs Content Development: Which one come first in your country? Was there parallel/simultaneous development? Which would work better in your opinion? In your country, which is the higher priority? Why was that so? What would the company perspective be vs. the government perspective? • Public sector involvement: Is the business environment in your country able to support this growth? How? What has the government done to facilitate? Are there involvement in any private/independent associations’ involvement? How would they help? Held at CyberView in Kuala Lumpur . 08/11/2017 - 08/11/2017
  • Unity Technologies. Role: Reviewer. Professional Skill Standards for Interactive Application and Video Game Creation, Education Division, Unity Technologies. Unity is the leading game engine in the world. Request from Michael Edmonds, Direction of Education and Chair of the Skill Standards Development Committee. 06/10/2014 - 06/30/2014
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Role: Evaluator/Reviewer. Independent evaluator with the right expertise to assess Hans-Peter Bacher’s work in connection with his reappointment School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University. 04/28/2014 - 05/04/2014
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios Siggraph 2013 Educator's Form. Role: Participant. Gathering of the top animation and education professionals. Their new movie Frozen was the primary example used to illustrate concepts. 07/24/2013 - 07/24/2013
  • DeTao Master Academy. Role: Advisor to other potential masters. Mentored Thomas W. Speh, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Director of E-Learning, Farmer School of Business, Miami University, Oxford, OH on his potential role in international relations with DeTao organization in China. 04/09/2013 - 04/09/2013
  • Korean Digital Media Conference partnership. Role: Particpant. Discussion of interest from Korea on Digital Media Collaboration with Korean Game Culture Foundation. Recommendation to combine with PushButton Summit. Steve Roy (UVU), Perry Renshaw. Brain Institute, University of Utah. Discussion of interest from Korea on Digital Media Collaboration with Korean Game Culture Foundation. It was decided that it would be best to combine with PushButton. Steve Roy (UVU), Perry Renshaw (Brain Institute). 09/06/2012 - 09/06/2012
  • IGDA, International Game Developers Association Education SIG. Role: Attendee. Game-Education SIG fosters discussion of spreading best practices across the many game development programs around the world. Establish project leads, timelines and formats for item submission to the curriculum and newly proposed assignment. Project Wiki. 03/06/2012 - 03/06/2012
  • PushButton Sumit 2012. Role: Member. Planning Committee for Push Button Summit 2012. Review in March 2012 and selection in October 2012. Steve Roy, Ryan Angus, Craig Bott, Clark Smith. 03/2012 - 10/2012
  • UCAP Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership . Role: Member of UCAP Digital Media committee. Digital Media implementation phase meeting at UVU. Representatives from business community and government. 02/08/2012 - 02/08/2012
  • Sundance Film Festival and Canadian Consulate. Role: Member. Planning Committee for New-Media Technologies Roundtable" event. Pitch the idea this year for future roundtable event next year focused on multimedia, entertainment and gaming technologies in association with Sundance's New Frontier Exhibit. Explore the possibility of hosting the roundtable on a specific industry topic. Ladan Amirazizi, Acting Consul General, Scott Parker, Honorary Consul in Utah, Consulate General of Canada, Keri Putnam, Executive Director, Sundance Institute, Shari Frilot, Senior Programmer & Curator Sundance Institute, New Frontier; Elizabeth Greenway, Director, Foundation & Government Giving, Sundance Institute; Michelle Satter, Director, Feature Film Program, Sundance Institute; Miguel R. Rovira, Regional Director, International Trade & Diplomacy Office, Governor's Office of Economic Development; Stephan Akin, WR Strakey, Dallas, TX; Jon Beutler, Director Park City Innovation Center (PCIC); Dr. Anna Szabados, Dean, School of Art, Communication and New Media Salt Lake Community College; Marco Messina, Park City Angels, Venture Capital; Dr. Rob S. MacLeod, Associate Director Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute UofU; Dr. Greg Jones, President and CEO, VisTrails Inc. 01/20/2012 - 01/20/2012
  • University of Central Florida. Role: External Reviewer. Review of the School of Visual Art and Design program. School has multiple units: Art, Digital Media, and Architecture. 2 day, on-site visit. 06/05/2011 - 06/07/2011

Internal Service

  • CFA College Council subcommittee - hiring positions. member, 01/20/2017 - 03/24/2017. College service.
  • Film and Media Arts Graduate Student beginning of the year gathering. attendee, 09/09/2016 - 09/09/2016. Other service.
  • The College Council shall be the representative body of the College of Fine Arts, which shall have, subject to the approval of the Academic Senate, jurisdiction over all questions of educational policy affecting the College, including program development, requirements for entrance and graduation, curriculum, course fees, and special projects. . Member, 08/21/2016 - 04/05/2018. College service.
  • FMA Candidate Presentations: FMA Candidate Presentations – China Medel [4-2-15], Sylvie Bissonnette [4-8-15], Greg Burris [4-9-15], Martin Zeilinger [4-23-15], Sara Sinwell [4-28-15] Review and selection [4-29-15]. FMA Faculty Meetings [1-16-15, 2-13-15, 3-6-15, 4-3-15, 4-17-15] and CFA College meeting, CRCC115 [1-30-2015]. Participant/Attendee, 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015. Department service.
  • Innovation Uncaged - UofU Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars Fall Retreat. Focus “Trans-disciplinary Innovations at the U”. Panel Presentation: "Video Games and Patient Empowerment". Panelist, 09/16/2013 - 09/16/2013. University service.
  • RPT EAE Program for Clinical faculty (Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program). Mark van Langveld and Roger Altizer for Associate Professor Lecturer. Committee Member, 06/2013 - 06/2013. Other service.
  • Institute Service - support letter for establisment of the University of Utah Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute to the University of Utah Graduate Council. Support, 03/22/2013 - 03/22/2013. Other service.
  • CFA College RPT Committee, reviewed candidate files before meeting and met 11-19-12 (3:30-7pm) to make final determination. 10/2012 - 11/2012. College service.
  • FMA department RPT committee. Review of materials, discussion, and final documents. Member , 10/01/2012 - 10/01/2012. Department service.
  • USTAR and Technology Commercialization Office Meeting. The process and assistance for commercialization. Attendee, 08/31/2012 - 08/31/2012. University service.
  • Jose Zagal, interview visit, for games design position in EAE. Met with Jose and executive committee for EAE in North Lab, EAE. 08/31/2012 - 08/31/2012. College service.
  • Goal Six Review Committee for the 2011-2016 College of Fine Arts Strategic Plan as the principal blueprint for growth and development, in-depth review of each goal. Establish the benchmarks, timelines and the responsible groups or persons for the implementation of the strategies to achieve the goal. Member, 05/2012 - 06/2012. College service.
  • Janet Iwasa, interview visit, for graphics position in Oncological Sciences, University Hospital. Dr. Caldwell pick up Dr. Iwasa on the North side of HCI for tour of EAE South Studio of the Film and Media Arts Building and meeting EAE Executive committee. Interviewer, 04/19/2012 - 04/19/2012. Other service.
  • Tech Tuesday, a networking event presented by the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO). Spring meeting Feb 2, 2012 and October 16, 2012. attendee, 02/12/2012 - 02/12/2012. University service.
  • CFA College Council, Acting Representative for Department of Film and Media Arts. 1 meeting, 09/02/2011 - 09/02/2011. College service.
  • Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars (EFS). Member, 08/21/2011 - 04/16/2012. University service.
  • College Events: College Faculty Meetings (1-21-11, ), CFA Distinguished Alumni Reception (3-29-11), CFA Assembly (3-30-11), Meetings with the Dean Tymas-Jones (3-18, 3-28, 4-13, 9-15, 10-7). CFA Faculty and Alumni Reception (10/04/2011) . Attendee, 01/21/2011 - 12/31/2011. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Panelist - UEN, community partnership/engagement with the Center for Arts and Media at SLCC, hosting a series for films to be followed by panelists, 6pm. 02/04/2015 - 02/04/2016
  • Going to School for Games - The U of U Panel. 2013 SALT LAKE COMIC CON SEPTEMBER 5-7 AT THE SALT PALACE CONVENTION CENTER. 30,000 Tickets sold. 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2013
  • Shari Frilot, Executive Director Sundance Film Festival- New Frontiers 1/26/2012 Met to explore areas of potential cooperation. Jack Ferraro, Treasuer of Sundance Festival, believes that the two programs can find avenues of cooperation. 01/26/2012 - 01/26/2012
  • Reviewer for Spy Hop's grant to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. To more fully develop student assessment (evaluation) program. Development of critical media, technology, and 21st century skills that prepares them for higher ed and/or for work in the digital media industry. 09/30/2011 - 09/30/2011
  • Utah Indie Games Night. Role: Participant. Story and Games with Tracey Hickman. Scholarly Service. 09/30/2011 - 09/30/2011


  • Shanghai Art Museum special opening and reception. VIP designation. One of China's best-known contemporary artists Cai-Guo Qiang solo show at Shanghai Power Station of Art. The Ninth Wave focuses on current global environmental and ecological crises through traditional Chinese aesthetics and philosophy. 08/08/2014 - 08/08/2014
  • China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (China Joy) at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Largest gaming and digital entertainment exhibition held in Asia. 08/01/2014 - 08/01/2014
  • Open House in Honor of Ted McAleer (outgoing Director of USTAR). USTAR HQ 60 East South Temple, Third Floor SLC, Utah. 03/31/2014 - 03/31/2014
  • DreamWorks Animation Studios, Glendale, California. Meeting with the Head of Training. 11/15/2012 - 11/15/2012
  • 2012 Sundance Film Festival Business + Technology Connection. Hosts include Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, Danny Glover, John Warnock (Co-Founder of Adobe), Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 01/26/2012 - 01/26/2012
  • FMX 2011 Conference, Stuttgart, Germany. Attendee. Contact with experts from the around the world. 05/02/2011 - 05/06/2011