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Art & Design Department

Roderick Robertson, FSC, M.F.A.
Roderick Robertson
LaSallian Scholar in Residence

(507) 457-1593

Br. Roderick Robertson is a Professor of Art and Design at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Br. Roderick teaches courses in graphic design and photo imaging. His main interest areas of artistic investigation include photo and computer imaging. He designed the university's logo and the sculpture in the Hendrickson circle. Roderick donated his collection of historic and artistic photographs to the university, which can be viewed in the Presidents Room in the Toner Student Center. "Digital imaging rules!"

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Scholarly & Creative Interests
My on-going research is the area of visual communication design. This includes many different areas and media. I have most recently been studying designing on the web and have taught workshops here and at the Universidad LaSalle in Mexico City. I have also been interested in the history of communications from earliest art forms and the invention of writing to the more recent history of photography up to and including the digital revolution.

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Graphic Design I
Graphic Design II
Electronic Prepress Publishing Systems
Photo & Digital Imaging
Art Internship

Professional Organizations
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
The Friends of Photography

M.F.A., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1976
M.A., Minneapolis, MN, 1973
B.A., Winona, MN, 1963

Teaching Experience
1971 to Present: Professor, Department of Art and Design, Saint Mary's University, Winona, MN
1990-1991: Visiting Professor, Department of Design, Universidad LaSalle, Mexico City, Mexico
1976-1978: Teaching Assistant, Department of Art and Design, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Selected Presentations
"WWW Design," Workshop presented at Universidad LaSalle, Mexico City, Mexico, 1997

Prints Displayed in "All Faculty Exhibition," Saint Mary's University, Winona, Minnesota, 1997

Digital print accepted in MidWest Printmakers Competition