Faculty Bios: Communication Arts_adjunct
   
 
   
Alexander Shundi was born in Correggio Italy. He studied at Silvermine College of Art, Accademia di belle arti di Brera (Milano, Italy), and received a BFA and MFA from Yale University (1969). He was the originator and Dean at Silvermine-Lacoste School of Art in Provence, France (1972), and of the Artswork Forum School Millerton, NY (1981-1985). . He created and directed the Santa Fe International Academy of Art (Santa Fe NM, 1992-1998).
   
He has also taught at SUNY Purchase, University of Bridgeport, Silvermine College of Art, Yale, Bard College, Wooster Art Center, Lake Carmel Art Association, and has been with NYIT since 2001.
   
Professor Shundi is a painter and sculptor, has exhibited widely throughout the US and Europe, and is now represented by New Arts Gallery in Litchfield, Ct. From 1969 to 1980, Alex has raced off the road in rallies throughout the world. From 1988, he has worked with the Hopi and Zuni Native Americans of Arizona and New Mexico in documenting their art and culture via films and curating museum exhibitions. He has directed the World Peace Society Native American Participation Festival since 1994, and has completed over 50 murals and large public and private commissions in multi-media, oil, fresco, mosaic, bronze, acrylic, fiberglass, and wood. Visit website at: alexandershundi.com
   
 
   
Jeron Smith is a multi-faceted artist and video producer with nearly two decades of experience, Jerron works with a wide variety of different media. He has experience in both digital video/television production, and post-production as well as extensive knowledge of the web and print design industries. In addition to his professional work, he serves as an adjunct instructor in the Communication Arts department at the New York Institute of Technology, where he instructs courses in Flash and After Effects. He is the lead author on Photoshop Elements 7 Digital Classroom and a contributing author on Flash CS4 Digital Classroom as well as several publications.
   
 
   
Deborah Tint earned her MFA from the Yale University School of Art in Painting and Printmaking. Since then, she has worked in a variety of art fields including fine arts printing, set and mural painting, monumental commercial sculpture and computer graphics. She been a consultant to David Salle, Sol Lewitt and Alex Katz in the execution of their artworks. She has worked with the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Joseph Papp Public Theater to design and paint stage sets. Her commercial endeavors have included work on promotional material for The Lord of the Rings, Hasbro Toys and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.
   
In addition to teaching, Professor Tint is committed to her own artwork, painting, printmaking and collage. Her work combines the concerns of figure and still life. Most recently she has been doing digital drawings, which marry her interests in fine art, digital art and printmaking.
   
 
   
Christopher Ward has worked as an independent filmmaker and network television producer has been seen on HBO, Showtime, MTV, VH-1, CBS, PBS, CNBC, Sundance and The Movie Channel. Professor Ward has received many accolades, including an EMMY, three New York Film Festival awards and five Cable ACE nominations. He has worked as a consultant for Canon Video and Apple Computer. His critically acclaimed documentary about holocaust survivors, Outwitting Hitler, has been distributed to television networks all over the world. His first independent feature length film, Person of Interest, is being distributed by Ariztical Entertainment. Fog Warning, which is his second feature length independent film, will be released on i-tunes and Hulu this summer. Professor Ward also teaches filmmaking at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and at NYIT.
   
 
   
James Wyckoff is an accredited communications professional with more than 30 years of experience in public relations, advertising, publications, marketing, public affairs, and video production. He has served both agency and corporate entities, for a variety of organizations, as well as health-oriented profit and not-for-profit organizations. 
   
Currently Editorial Director, PRSA-NY Chapter Web site content, Professor Wyckoff began his career at ad agencies Albert Frank-Guenther Law/FCB, Doyle Dane Bernbach, and Richard L. Doyle Associates before moving to the client side as Director of Communications at College of Mount Saint Vincent, The Hospital for Special Surgery and Olsten Health Services, and was Assistant Vice President of Communications at Columbia University Health Sciences Division. He has also handled strategic marketing projects for Thomson Corporation and others. He is an award-winning writer and has written speeches for two U.S. Presidents.  He was co-author of PRSA’s Code of Ethics and Professional Standards, adopted by the 25,000-member organization in 2000.
   
Through the years, Professor Wyckoff has been involved with a number of organizations in marketing and public relations. He is a former President of the Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society of Greater New York (HPRMS), and the New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).  He is the developer and facilitator of PRSA-NY’s.