Faculty

UARTS 150 FACULTY

Jeremy Edwards, Course Coordinator

Lecturer of Performing Arts Technology

Jeremy Edwards is a lecturer of Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. He teaches courses in electronic music composition/performance, recording, and multimedia technology, and is the course coordinator for UARTS 150, a course on creative processes offered through the Living ArtsEngine Program. His electronic music courses emphasize the nexus of history, technique, aesthetics, and live performance. His creative process course – team-taught by faculty from the College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, School of Art and Design, and Sweetland Center for Writing – focuses on the creative practice found across disciplines and encourages students to develop their own creative thinking skills.

 

Katie Rubin

Lecturer II Stamps School of Art & Design

 

Katie Rubin is a lecturer at the Stamps School of Art and Design and teaches the Art and Design section of UARTS 150. Full bio: https://stamps.umich.edu/people/detail/katie_rubin

 

Jono Sturt

Lecturer in Architecture

Jono Bentley Sturt is a co-founder of Section Cut, founder of the design studio HTCHBCK, and frequent contributor to Archolab, an award-winning architectural research collaborative. He has worked in architecture firms both domestic and international, and currently teaches at the pre-arch, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

 

Austin Yarger

Lecturer 

MSE, Computer Science and Engineering

Austin has led EECS 494: Introduction to Game Development since the Fall of 2017. A longtime hobbyist, Austin began professional game development in 2014 as a Gameplay Engineer on The Sims 4, the top-selling computer game of 2015. His students have achieved positions at 343 Industries, Volition, Zynga, Google, and Amazon Game Studios, among others. Austin leads the International Game Developers Association (Ann Arbor Chapter) as co-founder, and Arbor Interactive (a game and education firm) as President. His research interests include gamification and the application of gaming technology to non-gaming tasks. Austin joined the department in September 2018.