1999 MFA Sculpture, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA
1996 BFA Sculpture Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Program Director Digital Media Studies, University of Rochester, NY 2021-present
Manage a growing program of digital researchers and practitioners including faculty, staff, and students
Negotiate faculty appointments
Collaborate on multidisciplinary projects across departments and colleges
Develop curricular opportunities for students including UX Certificate
Manage program and facility budgets
Foster relationships with other institutions, including public partnerships
Advise 100+ student majors and minors
Instruct Senior Capstone course in Digital Media Studies
Organize events and visiting scholars for students aimed at increasing visibility and presence of digital media studies on campus
Academic Director of Studio Arts, University of Rochester, 2021-present
Promotion/title change that recognizes the continued and exceptional support of studio arts curriculum and students (see duties of program manager below)
Assistant Professor (instructional track), University of Rochester, 2021-present
Interim Director Digital Media Studies, University of Rochester, 2019- 2020
Senior Lecturer, University of Rochester, 2019-2020
Program Manager Studio Arts, staff University of Rochester, 2006-2018
Adirondack Council Partnership. Partnership focuses on climate change in the Adirondack Park and how art and design can educate park users to understand the impact of climate change on the park. 2021-present.
SPIRIT Nys. Faculty mentor for capstone seniors working to promote SPIRIT Nys, an organization that supports homeless youth in Rochester, NY. 2021-2022
Cracker Box Palace. Faculty mentor for capstone seniors working with Cracker Box Palace farm sanctuary at historic Atlasa farms. 2020-2021
Experiencing Civic Life. PSA and Poster Design Workshop taught to Rochester high school students. Community Outreach grant funded program through the Teagle foundation and the Humanities Center at University of Rochester. 2021.
Verizon and NYC Media Lab. Stephanie Ashenfelder and University of Rochester alumni Gina Romanazzi, Bradley Martin, Nefle Nesli Oruc, Yifan Jiang and Gevher Romanazzi were awarded a grant from Verizon and NYC’s Media Lab to bring new technology to educators at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY. $100,000. Awarded 2022.
Career Curriculum Development Grant. This grant supports the development of a curated learning environment where students can find digital media resources in an interactive learning environment. University of Rochester. $2500. Awarded 2021.
Community Engaged Course Development Grant. Community Partner: Adirondack Council. This grant supports the development of a multidisciplinary course that intends to highlight and participate in the potential importance of new research focused directly on the role of the arts in engaging people with climate change. University of Rochester, $8000. Awarded with Rose Beauchamp and Mary Reiser. 2021.
2021 Sage Conversations. Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, NY
Solo Exhibition, A Sudden Malfunction, Frontispace Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester NY.
Faculty Show, Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY*
2018 Hatch. Eat. Hyper Kultuermia Gallery. Online Exhibition.
Uncommon Denominator, Phillips Museum, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA*
Downstairs and To the Left, Faculty Show, Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY*
Responding, Big on Bloor Festival, Toronto, Ontario* Dyan Marie, curator
Stone Canoe, XL Projects Gallery, Syracuse, NY*, Lynette Stephenson, curator
Big on Bloor Festival, Kent School playground, Toronto, ON.* Dyan Marie, curator
Solo Exhibition, Returned Books, Olean Public Library, Olean, New York*
Stations, String Gallery, Wells College Aurora, New York*
Stations, Community School of Music and Arts, Ithaca, New York*
A Series of Epic Fails. Visiting Lecturer, University of Florida Gainesville. 2020-2021
Inclusivity matters: A conversation with digital learning designers. Warner School of Education, University of Rochester. 2019
Screw Up Night: Embracing failures to move forward to better ideas and projects. iZone, University of Rochester. 2019