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 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
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 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 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.
Lauren Bernal is a graduate from the Bachelor of Science program in Psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas. During her academic career at UT Dallas, she has Research Assisted Dr. Walter J. Dowling’s Music Perception & Cognition Lab as well as Dr. Karen Prager’s Couples Daily Lives Lab. During an independent study, she investigated positive affect induced by musical tempos in the fall of 2018. Over the summer of 2018, she interned for UT Southwestern’s Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care where she researched Cognitive Impairments Influenced by Parental Relationships in Major Depressive Disorder.
In addition to research, she has been President of the Sigma Kappa Delta English Honors Society and founder of Eastfield’s Outdoor Club. She is also a member of Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, Phi Theta Kappa, National Honors Society, and The National Society of Leadership and Success.
She began her journey with the ArtSciLab as Dr. Kathryn Evans’ Research Assistant during the implementation of CDASH curriculum at UT Dallas in
spring 2019. Her other projects: Art-Based Learning for Business (ABLB), eSport Therapy (ET) in collaboration with Mavs Gaming, and Tale of Two Thinking Systems (ToTTS).
Linda K Anderson is a third year Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Dallas in Aesthetics with the EODIAH Edith O’Donnell Institute for Art History. Linda is focusing her studies on Public Art both in the United States and Europe, 1848-2000. Her dissertation will focus on the Connemara Project, a thirty year artists in residence, public art, and land trust and conservancy north of Dallas, Texas. Linda comes to UTD with a range of experience, MA, archaeology, Leiden University, 2014, MFA, painting, University of Texas, Austin, 1983, and a wide experience in pubic art, artist in residencies, and as an artist.
Kristin Colaneri worked on our team as a M.A. student in the Humanities department at UT Dallas, concentrating her studies in art and film, in summer 2018.
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.