Team

Kathryn Evans

 

Kathryn Evans, Ph.D.

Kathryn Evans, Ph.D., is a singer, conductor, director, producer, and researcher in arts and science. Dr.Evans was the Associate Dean for the Arts of the School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas from 1995 to 2010.  Dr.  Evans holds M. A. degrees in Mathematics and in Music and a Ph.D. in Art and Technology, with an emphasis on arts education in the 21st century.

She is a member of the Art-Sci Lab in the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication, under the direction of Dr. Roger Malina, conducting research in music and science education. Her doctoral dissertation “ Does musical study enhance academic skills in undergraduate non-music majors?” studied skills transfer for music study to academic skills in STEM subjects.

Her current project CDASH (Curriculum Development in Arts, Science, and Humanities) explores the current state of cross-disciplinary curriculum at the college and high school level.  She is currently developing curriculum for a music and science minor at UT Dallas, including her course “Music, Science and Technology” which will serve as the core course for the minor.

 

Roger Malina

 

Roger Malina, Ph.D.

Roger F. Malina is a space scientist and astronomer, with a specialty in extreme and ultraviolet astronomy, space instrumentation, and optics. He served as director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence and was NASA Principal Investigator for the Extreme Ultraviolet Satellite project at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is also a publisher and editor in the new emerging research fields that connect the sciences and engineering to the arts, design, and humanities. Since 1982, he has served as Executive Editor of the Leonardo Publications at MIT Press. He founded and serves on the board of two nonprofits, ISAST in San Francisco and OLATS in Paris, which advocate and document the work of artists involved in contemporary science and technology.

He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology and Professor of Physics, at the University of Texas at Dallas and Directeur de Recherche for the CNRS in France. He serves as the Associate Director of ATEC, and founded the ArtSciLab in the ATEC program fall 2013.

Dr. Malina shares his thoughts, work, and knowledge in his fields of interest and expertise in his blog.

 

Eun Ah Lee

 

Eun Ah Lee, Ph.D.

Dr. Lee is a Research Associate at the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology. Dr. Lee has a Ph.D. in science education, an M.S. in applied cognitive science, M.A.s in science education and in emerging media and communication. She has global experiences of K-12 science education and of teaching undergraduate science.

Her research interests include interdisciplinary approach in STEM education, understanding of nature of science, views on science, technology, and society (STS) in science education, and cognitive process in STEM learning. Dr. Lee recently completed the NSF funded engineering education study, “Engineering Ethics as an Expert-Guided and Socially Situated Activity,” which explored multi-layered ethics understanding of engineering students through cognitive ethnography.

 

 

Cassini Nazir

 

Cassini Nazir, MFA

Cassini Nazir is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas where he teaches classes in interaction design.

He is also Director of Design and Research for the ArtSciLab, a transdisciplinary research lab helping the arts, science, and technology communities by pursuing initiatives of societal urgency and cultural timeliness.

His interests include interaction design, user interface and user experience. Over the past 20 years, Cassini has designed print pieces, logos, websites, and interactive elements for mobile, tablet and desktop devices. Cassini holds an MFA from UT Dallas’ Arts and Technology Program and bachelors degrees in English literature and Economics.

 

 

Aahlad Madireddy

 

Aahlad Madireddy

Aahlad Madireddy is a freshman at the University of Texas at Dallas, and the web developer for the ArtSciLab. He is pursing a B.S in Computer Science and a B.A in Visual and Performing Arts. His interests include photography, calligraphy, and design.

 

 

 

Kristin Colaneri

Kristin Colaneri

 

Kristin Colaneri is an M.A. student in the Humanities department at UT Dallas, concentrating her studies in art and film.  She has a B.A. in theater and vocal performance from Montclair State University.  She finished her degree in the NY metroplex and lived/worked there for 7 years.  She worked with such theatre’s as the Blueman Group, Playwright’s Horizons and the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.  She has created and produced large scale productions and is currently active in creative multi-disciplinary work.  She is working as an RA over the summer in the ArtSciLab to gain a stronger knowledge base in the STEM to STEAM movement and blend of art + science for curriculum and creative projects.  She hopes to increase the audience and talent pool for both CDASH and Creative Disturbance.  In addition to this, she also works as a full-time teacher at an IB/College Prep academy in the DFW area in the Fine Arts dept.


Alumni Members:

 

Indupriya Pranchineni worked on our team as a graduate student while pursuing her MBA in the School of Management in the Fall of 2017.  She graduated in December 2017 and now works for Expedia in Seattle, Washington.

 

Megru (Lily) Shih worked on our team as a graduate student in the summer of 2017.  She expects to graduate with her PhD in Criminology in 2019.

 

Joann Ngueyn worked on our team for the summer of 2017 as a Clark Scholar.  She is now pursuing her BA degree in Finance in the School of Management.

 

Albina Jahir is a Junior undergraduate student majoring in Accounting at The University of Texas at Dallas. She is the Research Assistant for the CDASH project in the ArtSciLab.