ACROSS DIVERSE MEDIA AND INDUSTRIES
WHO IS JULIE?
LET'S FIND OUT!
Spanning twenty years of discipline-bending ingenuity, Julie Cruse has delivered learning innovations at four public, four ivy league, and two community colleges, devised outreach strategies for over twenty entities, and produced numerous interactive platforms "in out (and) thru" learning, sciences, health, games, and arts. Cruse spearheaded UW CREATED on the heels of her appointment creating Oberlin College Media Center (OCMC). She has led over twenty lecture demonstrations and organized over two hundred workshops. Artistically, her work has appeared in sixteen festivals and some four hundred stages. For her audience engagement expertise, Cruse has been consulted by Wexner Center for the Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Cruse holds master's degrees in Media Arts and Sciences from Arizona State University and in Dance and Technology from The Ohio State University. In both programs she designed and researched mixed reality systems for holistic learning through play, collaboration, interaction, and movement to engage and sustain communities. Among over a dozen conferences, she has presented in Games+Learning+Society, and Emerge: Artists+Scientists Redesign the Future. Distinctions exceed thirty grants and honors for scholarly, artistic, and entrepreneurial excellence, including recognition as Outstanding Alumni in Innovation (Ohio University, Ohio Today, Summer 2009 p19).
Parallel to higher education, she volunteers to support K-12 schools, consults for private clients, and produces original research, inventions, and art.
IF THE RENAISSANCE PRODUCED POLYMATHS LIKE LEONARDO DA VINCI AND NICOLAUS COPERNICUS, THEN I WANT TO BE A RENAISSANCE WOMAN.
JULIE'S ADVISING WAS INTEGRAL TO THE FIRST ITERATION OF THE COURSE, AND I PLAN TO BUILD ON THAT FOUNDATION.
HARROD SUAREZ / PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH / OBERLIN COLLEGE
IN SMALLAB, JULIE DISPLAYED A KEEN INSIGHT ON INTERACTION DESIGN IN OUR GAME, ALIEN HEALTH. HER KNOWLEDGE OF MOVEMENT, HEALTH, AND USER EXPERIENCE WAS A BRILLIANT ASSET TO OUR DIVERSE GAME DESIGN TEAM.
CHRISTOPHER DEAN / FX TECHNICAL DIRECTOR / WETA DIGITAL
I HAVE SO APPRECIATED HAVING JULIE CRUSE AS A COLLEAGUE TO BRAINSTORM TECHNOLOGY PROCESSES AND SOLUTIONS THAT CAN BE USED TO ENHANCE MY TEACHING. SHE'S THE BEST!
DEBORAH VOGEL / PROFESSOR OF DANCE / OBERLIN COLLEGE
JULIE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT FOR MY GRANT PRESENTATION. YOUR INSIGHT AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT REALLY TOOK THIS PROJECT TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
HILARY NEFF / FOUNDER / MOUNTAIN GARDEN INITIATIVE
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