Multimedia & Graphic Design and Video Production Program Faculty

Alexis Clements, BA Photography, Multimedia & Graphic Design Lead Faculty

Alexis Clements has worn many hats before taking on her role as an advocate for art and design education.  Previously her past industry experiences has involved working in mobile media production, media manager and librarian for image hosting companies, and freelance photography specializing in portraiture.  In addition to her commercial art experience, Clements was the assistant producer for the Colorado Arts festival in 2005 and currently maintains an active record of exhibitions and publications with her fine art photography.

Clements academic background includes completing a bachelor of arts degree in photography from the Art Institute of Colorado and is currently completing work towards a masters of fine art in photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.  Clements will also be an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, CO during the Spring 2014 term.

Thomas Harrop, B.A., M.S. Assistant Professor, MGD and New Media Journalism

Professor Harrop is a former full-time NASA photographer. His work has been published in a variety of national publications including Horizon Air Magazine, USA Today, PC Laptop, Time, Outdoor Photographer, Plane and Pilot, Digital Diner, Whitefish magazine, Hot Boats, Video Games and Computer Entertainment, Twins and many others.

In addition to his photographic work Harrop served for about 15 years on full-time staff at several national magazines including Outdoor Photographer (managing editor); Camera & Darkroom (editorial director); Collector's Photography (managing editor); and Petersen's Photographic (managing editor).

Professor Harrop has been admitted to the American Mensa Society and the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. He is a member of the Society for Photographic Education; the National Association of Photoshop Professionals; Professional Photographers of America; and the eLearning Consortium of Colorado.

With over 150 published newspaper and magazine articles to his credit, Harrop has also had six books published and co-authored one textbook. His newest book, "Learn by Doing: Citizen Journalism" is expected during the first quarter of 2014.

For the past 14 years Professor Harrop has served as full-time faculty teaching both online and in the classroom for two colleges.