Mary A. Malinconico

Educator - Artist - Technologist - Photographer

Mary A. Malinconico

Educator, Artist, Technologist, Photographer

For more than 30 years, Mary has worked in the tri-state region teaching all levels of technology and design. Mary is currently an Associate Professor at Rowan College at Gloucester County,  and serves as the Program Coordinator for the  Computer Graphic Art programs - Print Design and Game Design.  Before Rowan, Mary was an assistant professor at LaSalle University in the computer science program. She has also taught at Philadelphia University's Instructional Technology program and Rosemont College's Digital Design program.
Dedicated to teaching technology and design, Mary enjoys web design, social media and print design work. But her true love is photography...not as a working professional but as an artist !

Artist Statement:

My Photography is a means of creative expression for my soul. I am intrigued how light impacts the making of images and the artist manner that photos are created. I am fascinated how using computer graphic art software you can create digital paintings from your photographs.  I purchased my first interchangeable lens camera in 1984 when I was an intern for Women’s Sport Foundation at the
Los Angles Olympic Games. I was given access to behind the scenes where I made photos of the athletes. I have been fortunate to be able to travel and photography many parts of the United States and locations all over the world.
Rick Sammon, a world famous photographer and educator has a saying: "I specialize in NOT specializing".  I could not agree with a statement more.  I do not specialize in one type of photography because I like to explore different subjects and this may change over time. However, my current photography work has been focused on:
  • Macro photography
  • Flowers
  • Historic and Abandoned Buildings
  • Architectural Photography
  • National Park Landscapes
 
National Park Goal:
My goal is to visit all of the National Parks in the United States and Canada.  I have traveled to 27 national parks, and many national seashores wildlife refuses or many other national historic sites.  I can contribute my passion for the National Parks to my mother, who every summer packed up myself and my three siblings into the car and towed a pop-up camper all over the country. We learned about the different geology and natural science in each park. She would plan each trip to ensure maximum learning as we criss-crossed the United States each summer.

Digital Painting of my Photographs:
I take digital photos into specialized digital painting software such as PhotoShop or Corel Painter and create digital paintings using different techniques such as impressionist, oils or water colors.  This combines my interests in photography and digital arts.
 

Work Experience:

Rowan College at Gloucester County
2002 to Present
Professor of Computer Graphic Arts
Started as Instructor,
Promoted to Assistant Professor in 2004,
Promoted to Associate Professor in 2010
Serves a Program Coordinator
www.cgarcgc.com
 
Delaware County Courthouse and Government Center
Media, PA
January 1999 - Present, Freelance Contractor
Web Master and Technology Consultant
 
LaSalle University
Philadelphia, PA
July 1997 - August 2002
Assistant Professor in the Computer Science/Digital Art Department
 
Rosemont College
Rosemont, PA
July 1997 - August 2006
Assistant Professor in the Digital Design Department
 
Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, PA
January 1994 - Present
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Instructional Technology Graduate Studies Program
 
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
July 1997 to January 1999
Senior Educational Technology Specialist
 
Delaware County Intermediate Unit
Media, PA 19063
September 1993 - July 1997
Director of Educational Technology
 
Visual Sound Corporation
Broomall, PA 19081
July 1987 - August 1993
Director of Computer Training
 
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA 19086
July 1986 - June 1987
Post Graduate Internship in Higher Education

Education:

 
Certificate for Advanced
Graduate Studies
North Central University
2008-2012
 
Masters in Educational Technology
George Washington University
1998 to 2006
 
Master of Science, Education
Ohio State University
1985 to 1986
 
BS in Education
Slippery Rock University
1981 to 1985
 
Watkinson School
Hartford, CT
College Prep Courses
High School Diploma