ART 2304: Computer Illustration
ART 2360: Introduction to Electronic Media
ART 2450: Typography I
ART 3430: Typography II
ART 4312: Motion Graphics
ART 4360: Professional Portfolio
ART 4370: Illustration for Design
ART 4399: Senior Project in Communication Design
Advisor, AIGA Student Group
College Art Association
Design History Society
Design Studies Forum
Texas Association of Schools of Art
BFA in Design Communication
Texas Tech University
MFA in Special Effects Animation
Digital Media Arts College
I am a Communication Designer by education and trade. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University in Design Communication, Cum Laude. I also hold a Master of Fine Arts degree from Digital Media Arts College in Special Effects Animation, Magna Cum Laude.
My main area of focus, both professionally and in education, has been in the Communication Design and Advertising fields. I have a varied background working for larger advertising agencies, small boutique firms, in-house marketing and graphics as well as having my own freelance business. These experiences have allowed for a wide range of knowledge and opportunities, which guides my lectures and project assignments. I encourage questions and hope that my students take the initiative and push the boundary of an assignment. My role as a professor is a guide and sounding board for ideas and inspiration. I promote a classroom atmosphere that allows for the possibility of growth and that does not intimidate, but encourages questioning and facilitates dialogue; this is central to my teaching philosophy.
I believe that teaching is much more than a one way presentation of ideas; it is an interactive dialogue, a two way communication that often leads to a transformational learning experience. As an educator, an open and responsible dialogue is a personal objective that is multifold and interconnected, combining characteristics and traits that include openness, knowledge, and passion, to form a foundation for a truly rewarding relationship.
Dr. Shanna Chapman is a distinguished Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) hailing from the state of Missouri. With a profound passion for nursing, she has made remarkable strides in academia and clinical practice throughout her illustrious career.
Since embarking on her academic journey in 1997, Dr. Chapman has amassed a remarkable list of achievements. She earned her LPN from Ozarks Technical Community College and subsequently obtained an Associate Degree in Nursing from Crowder College in 2000. Her thirst for knowledge led her to the University of Missouri – Columbia, where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2003. Driven by her dedication to providing exceptional care, she pursued a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a specialization as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2005. Continuing her pursuit of academic excellence, she culminated her educational endeavors with a Doctorate of Nursing from the University of Iowa in 2012.
Dr. Chapman’s contributions extend beyond her academic achievements. As a prominent figure in the nursing profession, she has held several influential positions, including Course Lead, Assistant Dean of Faculty, and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate programs. Her clinical expertise has allowed her to provide vital forensic exams and deliver urgent care via telehealth services. Such accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by her receipt of the esteemed 2012 AANP State of Missouri Clinical Excellence Award.
A true trailblazer, Dr. Chapman has actively fostered progress in the nurse practitioner community. In 2015, she founded the Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners (AMNP), a self-sustaining organization dedicated to advancing NP practices across the state. Furthermore, she has served as the Region 7 Director for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), representing Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. Her commitment to the profession manifests in her involvement in reviewing abstracts, scholarships, and grant applications for the AANP.
Dr. Chapman’s unwavering dedication to promoting nurse practitioner practices is further exemplified through her active engagement in legislative matters. By championing NP causes, she has participated in developing legislation and provided crucial testimonies to legislators. Her vast knowledge and expertise on abuse, forensic exams, and health policy have led her to contribute chapters to textbooks. These invaluable contributions have fortified her reputation as a sought-after presenter at state, national, and internal conferences. Dr. Chapman’s commitment to enhancing patient access to care and improving NP practices is evident in her engagement with print, radio, and television interviews.
Dr. Shanna Chapman’s remarkable journey in nursing reflects her unwavering commitment to excellence, compassion, and advocacy. Her significant contributions to academia, clinical practice, and professional organizations have left an indelible mark on the nurse practitioner profession and continue to positively impact patient care.