Faculty

Experience in Digital Media Education

Our faculty brings diverse backgrounds, first-rate instruction, and personal engagement to Colorado Mountain College classrooms. They’re experts who love to experiment. Professionals who are eager to play. Teachers who are always open to learning more. The Isaacson School for New Media team provides leadership and curiosity—key ingredients for producing a powerful student experience.

Faculty Bios

Joseph Gamble

Photography

Assistant Professor of Photography

Joseph Gamble is a professional photographer, photo educator and writer based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. A professor of photography at the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College, his work has appeared in Fortune 500 annual reports, newspapers, magazines and web sites including The Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Fortune, Garden & Gun, MSNBC, NationalGeographic.com, Nature, NY Times, Photo District News and USA Today. His fine art photography hangs in several private collections and has been exhibited at Denver Month of Photography, the SNAP Orlando Photography Festival, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, the Tampa Museum of Art, the Mariani Gallery and the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery.

Joseph holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art Design and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College. Prior to his work in photography, he worked as a journalist with Dow Jones Local Media Group and Rodale Press. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, the Explorers Club, the National Press Photographers Association, the Society for Photographic Education and the University Photographers’ Association of America.

His portfolio appears online at josephgamble.com.

Lindsay Jones

Graphic Design

Lindsay teaches visual arts and 2D design at the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College, an emerging center for digital media education in the Digital Valley, Aspen, Colorado. Named for Walter Isaacson, the Isaacson School draws a wealth of local talent and knowledge into the classroom to train upcoming digital storytellers.

Corby Anderson

Digital Journalism, Digital Marketing, Digital Media Production

Corby teaches as well as manages internships at the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College, an emerging center for digital media education in the Digital Valley, Aspen, Colorado. Named for Walter Isaacson, the Isaacson School draws a wealth of local talent and knowledge into the classroom to train upcoming digital storytellers.

Chris Walsh

Digital Journalism, Digital Marketing, Digital Media Production, Graphic Design

Chris teaches graphic design and web design at the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College, an emerging center for digital media education in the Digital Valley, Aspen, Colorado. Named for Walter Isaacson, the Isaacson School draws a wealth of local talent and knowledge into the classroom to train upcoming digital storytellers.

Brian Tinker | EdD, MFA

Graphic Design

Associate Professor
Graphic Design Program Director

Brian Tinker started his design career at the age of nine, when he sold an illustration to a publishing house. His career has included stints as Designer, Art Director and Associate Creative Director at AAAA advertising agencies. He served as Director of Marketing in the corporate world, and for several years had a consulting practice in design and marketing.

He was full-time faculty at The Art Institute of Las Vegas before joining the faculty at Colorado Mountain College. He has also served as adjunct faculty at University of Nevada Las Vegas, and online adjunct faculty for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, American Public University, and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.

His particular areas of interest include: design history; advertising design and copywriting; dimensional design; information graphics. Areas of research have included Experiential Graphic Design, assessment of typography learning, and the assessment of subjective topics.

He holds Bachelor’s and Master of Fine Arts degrees in graphic design, and a Doctorate in education. He is an active member of American Institute of Graphic Arts, and Society of Experiential Graphic Design. He has served on the boards of AIGA/Las Vegas and Graphic Communication Society of Oklahoma.

Derek Johnston

Photography

Professor and Program Director of Professional Photography

His fine art landscape work has been exhibited and collected throughout the United States including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL. He has been honored with a Colorado Council on the Arts Grant in Visual Arts and is included in the critically acclaimed anthology, Photography’s Multiple Roles: Art, Market, Document, Science, published by the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

Derek’s work is inspired by the beauty and complexity of the natural world. The product of this inspiration has various manifestations. Portfolios include traditional landscapes, studies in natural history, and conceptual works based on landscape issues and natural forms. Derek is no stranger to adventure and has spent over two decades wandering and exploring wild places in search of images and inspiration.

Derek matured as a photographer in the age of film and still uses traditional photographic processes on certain portfolios. With his Fourteener project Derek took on the arduous task of photographing all of Colorado’s fourteen thousand foot peaks and was produced primarily with a 4×5 view camera and black and white film. A sense of idealism and commitment to revealing more than just the geography of these majestic mountains resulted in over 15 years of climbing and photographing. Working in all seasons with extremely variable weather conditions, Derek has spent countless days upon end in high places waiting for the perfect combinations of light and weather.

He is a member of the Society for Photographic Education and the American Society for Media Photographers. See more work at http://www.derekjohnstonimages.com and http://14erphotography.com

 

Rob Martin

Digital Journalism, Digital Marketing, Digital Media Production

Rob is the Director of the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College, an emerging center for digital media education in the Digital Valley, Aspen, Colorado. Named for Walter Isaacson, the Isaacson School draws a wealth of local talent and knowledge into the classroom to train upcoming digital storytellers. Rob brings years of experience in media design and production.

Alison Osius

Digital Journalism, Digital Marketing, Digital Media Production

Alison teaches at the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College, an emerging center for digital media education in the Digital Valley, Aspen, Colorado. Named for Walter Isaacson, the Isaacson School draws a wealth of local talent and knowledge into the classroom to train upcoming digital storytellers. Alison is the Executive Editor of Rock and Ice magazine, based in Carbondale, CO

Klaus Kocher

Photography

Professor of Photography

Klaus Kocher is a consummate people photographer who uses extensive traveling to find unique faces and situations to bring to view. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography (MFA) from Ohio University and continues to bring current images to supplement the lectures for his students. He specializes in wet darkroom, using film, non-digital cameras, and teaching techniques to his students to get always closer to their subjects emotionally. He also has a passion for history and the photographers that made such iconic images from simple equipment because they had the eye for the moment and a point of view.

Even after teaching at CMC Spring Valley for 17 years, he continues to learn from seminars, students, and most importantly, from the people who are in the photographs. “Treating your subjects with respect does not downplay their unique situations and allows you into lives that will enrich your own.”