Ph.D. New York University
M.A. New York University
B.A. Carleton College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Dr. Kimberly Sultze is a wildlife photographer, media educator, and specialist in interdisciplinary curriculum design. In 2014, she received a Fulbright Scholar Award for photographic work in Borneo, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam.
Her courses involve the innovative use of digital media technologies, creative cross-disciplinary approaches, and place-based education utilizing natural areas as classrooms. At St. Michael’s, she teaches courses in visual media, environmental studies, creative writing, and the social and cultural impacts of new media technologies.
Dr. Sultze’s environmental photography, which she does in collaboration with her husband Dr. Jon Hyde, has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the BioPhoto Festival in Italy, the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece, the UNIMAS Gallery of Fine Art in Borneo, Malaysia, the San Diego Museum of Natural History, the New York Center for Photographic Arts, and the 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles. Her work has been published by scientific and conservation organizations including the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Wildlife Refuge Association, and the Audubon Society. She has photographed in Central America, South America, Asia, South East Asia, Canada, and the 50 United States.
Since her arrival at St. Michael’s 20 years ago, Dr. Sultze has secured grants for interdisciplinary curriculum development from the U.S. Department of Education and the Knight Foundation and served as Head of the Visual Communication Division of the AEJMC. She has taken her passion for curriculum design and pedagogy into service as an external curriculum reviewer and also as a consultant on the design of digital media teaching laboratory spaces. At St. Michael’s, she has chaired the Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts department, chaired the College’s Faculty Development Committee and served on its Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee.
Because of her deep commitment to international education and the visual arts, she collaborated with the Office of Study Abroad to create the Global Eyes Study Abroad Photography annual competition and calendar (now in its 20th year). She is currently putting her skills to work pursuing the creation of the Center for Media, Health and Wellness at SMC.
Courses I Teach:
Digital Media and New Technologies: Art, Culture, Theory
- Digital Media 2: Advanced Graphic Design
- Digital Photography
- Nature & Outdoor Writing: Wildlife, Science, and the Environment
- Study Abroad Re-entry: Travel Writing & the International Experience
- First Year Seminar: Living Digital
- Senior Interdisciplinary Research Proposal Seminar, Media Studies and Digital Arts
- Media Studies and Digital Arts Senior Seminar