- M.A. Ohio University
- B.A. Western Kentucky University
- Interactive Design
- Crisis Communications
- Interactive Storytelling
- Media Development
- Global Communications
Ken HarperAssistant Professor Multimedia Photography & Design Also teaches in: Photography Graphic Design Communications
Ken Harper began his professional career as a designer at Sun Publications in Chicago. He went on to join the features design staff at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, where he began the transition to new media design. He embraced a "digital vagabond lifestyle," traveling around the country by motorcycle and designing on a freelance basis through his company, IronCladImages.com.
He has worked as a multimedia designer and producer for MSNBC.com, New York Life, Bausch & Lomb and various non-profit organizations, including the United Nations, the Bahá’í Faith, The Electronic Intifada and Aidchild. Most recently, he was an interactive producer and designer at The Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colo.
Harper leads the multi-university media development program Together Liberia, which provides multimedia training to professional and student media in Liberia. An accompanying "gear drive" has raised over $20,000 in new and used communication equipment for use by the African journalists.