Carrie Swanay – DV Filmmaking professor
Dr. Swanay has taught courses in broadcasting, multimedia journalism, production and editing, and visual media at Milligan since 1990. She holds a BS in broadcasting and MA in instructional technology from ETSU. Her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech focused on digital multimedia design and development. She previously served as production manager at WJHL-TV 11 (the local CBS affiliate). She is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, Broadcast Education Association, and the National Religious Broadcasters Association.
Art Brown – GRAPHIC DESIGN PROFESSOR
Art is an award-winning graphic designer with over 20 years of experience in corporate and academic settings. As an art director and creative director, he created work for Fortune 500 companies and numerous national and regional companies and organizations. Brown has also served as creative services coordinator for Milligan College. His accomplishments include more than 40 American Advertising Awards and having a logo design published as part of LogoLounge 6: 2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers by Rockport Publishers in 2011. Brown holds a MFA degree in studio art with an emphasis in graphic design from ETSU and has served on the communications faculty of Milligan College since 2010.
Michael Kaal – Guest Photography Instructor
Michael grew up in Gilbert, Arizona. He holds a fine arts in photography degree from Milligan College. He now owns his own company, MichaelKaalPhotography, and also shoots for Sports Illustrated, 3D home Imaging and Life at the Ridges Magazine. He’s been published over 60 times in the last four years with Bridal Guide, WeddingWire, The Knot, and others. He is the recipient of Two Bright Lights Editors Choice Awards for 2013 and 2015. When he’s not photographing, you can find him fishing the Watauga River.