Arlen Johnson: Curriculum Vitae

Arlen Johnson

Mailing Address:
VCC 3rd Floor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th St., Troy, NY 12180-3590
Senior Web Producer
Communications & Middleware Technologies
Division of the Chief Information Officer
Email:
Phone: 518-276-3045
Fax: 518-276-6590
Office: VCC 304

Education

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York - M.F.A. Integrated Electronic Arts (1999)
    Thesis: "Epiphanies", three short animations, computer animation, mixed media, choral composition
  • Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine - A.B. (1991)
    magna cum laude, Music major, Biology minor
  • University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, Maine (Fall 1993 - Spring 1995)
    Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics (30 hours)
  • Beaver College Program, Vienna, Austria (Fall, 1989)
    Art, music, politics of Central and Eastern Europe, German

Experience

  • Senior Web Producer
    (Fall 2001 - Present)
    Communications & Middleware Technologies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

    Develop and support enterprise web applications to serve the needs of the Rensselaer community; manage projects working with teams of experienced programmers; provide web design, graphic design, site architecture, usability and navigation; support and socialize web applications and systems to the campus community; oversee hardware acquisition and maintenance.

  • Graphic/Multi-Media Designer
    (Fall 2000 - Fall 2001)
    Academic Support & Media Services, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

    Graphic design, web development, music composition for video projects, animation, video editing, voiceovers, live field production

  • Production Coordinator for Media Development
    (Fall 1997 - Fall 2000)
    Rensselaer Education for Working Professionals (RSVP), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

    Responsible for all aspects of distance education course production, including: instructional design, media development, and directing of live sessions. Hired, trained, supervised, and assigned media development students. Managed projects with developers, faculty, and students. Set development guidelines for presenting media on the internet, video conferencing, videotape, and satellite broadcast. Researched new media solutions for distance education.

  • Sole Proprietor
    (Summer1996 - Present)
    Dōgen Media, Troy, New York

    Web design, development, and hosting; Content management; Portals and social networking; Search engine optimization; Email & mailing lists; Multimedia, graphic design, and presentations.

Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty

    School of Information Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

    Co-taught Introduction to Information Technology. (Fall 2010 - Fall 2011)

  • Adjunct Faculty

    Arts Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

    Conductor, Rensselaer Concert Choir: Directed forty-member chorus. (Spring 2007-Spring 2008)
    Instructor, Computer Art: Covered design theory, history, and hands-on training. (Fall 1999)

  • Lecturer I
    (Fall 1994 - Spring 1995)
    University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, Maine

    Taught mathematics, computer skills and programming.

  • Instructor of Music and Basic Skills
    (Fall 1991 - Summer 1994)
    University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, Maine

    Taught mathematics, computer skills, programming, beginning piano. Provided software support for campus offices. Led the UMFK jazz combo and UMFK Chamber Singers

Papers & Presentations

Professional Associations

Awards & Honors

Other Experience

  • Professional Chorister, Soloist, Instrumentalist
    (Fall 1987-Present)
    Perform / sing professionally with numerous ensembles