Faculty & Staff
Gwyan Rhabyt - Director, Multimedia Graduate Program MFA in Sculpture (1997), California College of Arts and Crafts, BA in Philosophy (1986), UC San Diego. Professor Rhabyt's focus is on tangible interactive art. He has been working with digital art since experimenting with prototype GUIs at Xerox PARC in 1980. He teaches classes in interactive authoring, electronic sculpture, and off-the-screen multimedia.
Janet Green - Associate Professor of Art, Masters of Arts (Multimedia), California State University, East Bay (2002), Master of Arts (Communications), Monash University, Australia (1997) and Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design), Swinburne Institute of Technology, Australia (1982). She is currently working on wirelessly connected, interactive, handheld museum guide prototypes for institutions that have included Chabot Space & Science, The Exploratorium and Moss Landing Marine Labs.
Phillip Hofstetter - Professor of Art, with a Master of Art, Multimedia from California State University, Hayward (1997). Professor Hofstetter is Chair of CSUEB Art Department. His career in the arts includes works in the theater, documentary television, and major stints at Bay Area art museums. He produced the definitive multimedia website on the ancient Maya. Currently he is internationally exhibiting his large scale photographic work of Greek and Maya ruins.
John MacWillie - Lecturer. John MacWillie has nearly twenty-five years of experience in the business of high-technology as a Chief Technology Officer, a Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Vice President of Business Development. He is currently a Managing Director for the Berkeley Group which provides strategy and corporate development consulting to high-technology companies. He has his BA from the University of California, Berkeley and did his graduate studies at New York University.
James Petrillo - Professor Emeritus of Art. Professor Petrillo is a practicing fine artist whose career includes gallery and museum exhibitions of media art, book art, video and story telling theater works. He has presented at many national and international conferences and his current project explores the effects of electronic technology on culture making.
Rafael Hernandez - Associate Dean and Professor or Music D.M. Indiana University (2005). Prof. Hernandez leads music technology instruction at Cal State East Bay through offerings in Computer Music and Audio Production within the Department of Music. Recent research includes work on multimedia learning applications for traditionally taught music composition subjects. Creatively, his recent works have included non-standard performance techniques on acoustic instruments melded with real-time synthesis driven sounds which feature execution through intuitive, non-traditional control.
Ian Pollock - Lecturer. Professor Pollock, is a digital media fine artist with a Bachelor of Fine Art in New Media from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Master of Fine Art from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently completing a Master of Education at San Francisco State University. Ian Pollock is a Digital Media Artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally and online. His work on-line and with telephones is featured in several anthologies of digital media art. He is currently working on a project of mapping reports of prejudice and profiling of Muslims in America and a project on training Citizen Journalists in online reporting. He recently was a technical reviewer for HTML5 Canvas Cookbook, ISBN: 1849691363, to be released this fall by PACKT Publishing.
Tu Nguyen, Technical Coordinator. Tu serves as the program technical staff and is responsible for the maintenance of the two graduate labs, equipment inventory and checkout, and fulfilling special technical requests as needed. Tu also works for the Art Department and our unique partnership with that department and the Department of Music affords students access to their technical facilities upon request.