Visiting professor Jonathan Lee earned a master of media arts degree from New Mexico Highlands University and a bachelor of computer science from the University of North Texas. He worked for four years developing interactives for museums and other cultural institutions. He now focuses on native mobile development and mobile web development.
Visiting professor Dr. Stan Cohen graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. and M.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in experimental atomic physics from the University of New Mexico. He serves as the chief technology officer at BiRa Systems, in Albuquerque. Stan is the founder of the Center for Art and Exhibit Electronics Design (CAEED), through which he works with universities and museums to teach robust electronic fabrication and the appropriate use of microcontrollers in exhibits and public art installations. Dr. Cohen spent 20 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a physicist, controls engineer, and team leader at the LANSCE 800 MeV proton accelerator.
Associate professor Miriam Langer graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in English and fine arts. She received an M.F.A. from New York University Tisch School of the Arts from the Interactive Telecommunications Program, where she focused on interaction design and physical computing. She worked as a web developer in New York City and Santa Fe, where she was involved in creating the first websites for museums and cultural institutions such as The Santa Fe Opera, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, The Heard Museum of the American Indian, The Dallas Foundation, and others. She has been at Highlands University since 2001. She spent her 2009 sabbatical as a guest lecturer at the Italian University of Switzerland in Lugano and at the University of Siena (Italy) program in interaction design. Miriam presents annually at the international Museums and the Web conference, serves on the planning board for the Museum Computer Network, and is a juror for the American Association of Museums MUSE awards.