Deborah Calhoun brings years of professional experience in marketing and management prior to joining NDMU, which informs her teaching. Her teaching style incorporates application oriented assignments which provide students with opportunities to master technical content while simultaneously strengthening communication, critical and reflective thinking, research, leadership and teamwork skills. Deb teaches courses in marketing, teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation, customer service and research.
Catherine Goucher brings an expertise in group dynamics, collaboration, and self-reflexivity. As an art therapist, she is uniquely trained in facilitating art making process and product for self-expression and self-exploration, supporting communication of meaning and personal narrative. Further, Cathy brings to bear her practice as an art therapist grounded in community-based practice toward inclusivity and advancing social justice (make-studio.org).
Sarah McCann is a Baltimore based curator, community artist, and consultant. McCann’s text-based mosaics, prints and multimedia artwork has been exhibited nationally and she had her most recent solo exhibition in 2020 at the Keswick Wise & Well Center in Baltimore. Since 2010 McCann has organized, curated and installed exhibitions and related programming from conception to completion. Her curatorial methodology poses questions to artists as themes for the exhibitions and often includes youth artists and/or a community component. A recent curatorial endeavor titled, “Looking at Leadership” was curated in partnership with the Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Sarah has facilitated public and collaborative projects and looks forward to continuing her work in Baltimore and beyond.
Yishka Chin is the Coordinator for Tutoring Service, Director for Trailblazer Scholars Program and NDMU Lab professor at Notre Dame. In these roles, along with her background in intercollegiate athletics, digital art plays a vital role when engaging, communicating and teaching. She regularly uses digital art as a tool to effectively communicate with students and make meaningful connections.