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Profile Information

Erica Black Walker

Assistant Professor


Office: 200 Godfrey Hall
Phone: 864-656-3654
Email: EBLACK4@clemson.edu
Vita: https://goo.gl/G9HT9d

 


 Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction
    Clemson University 2016
  • MS Graphic Communications
    Clemson University 2005
  • BFA Film Production
    University of Colorado, Boulder 2000

Courses Taught

  • Graphic Communications 1040, Graphic Communications I
  • Graphic Communications 2400, Intermediate Web Design & Development
  • Graphic Communications 3400, Digital Imaging & eMedia
  • Graphic Communications 3450, Video Campaigns || Role: Instructional Designer
  • Graphic Communications 3600, All Things Front End: UX || Role: Instructional Designer
  • Graphic Communications 4510, Advanced Web Design & Development
  • Graphic Communications 4510, Entrepreneurship in the Graphic Communications Industries
  • Graphic Communications 4900, The Design and Entrepreneurship Network (The DEN)
  • Graphic Communications 4900, Digital Media Design || Role: Instructional Designer
  • Graphic Communications 4900, Film and Video in the Digital Age || Role: Instructional Designer
  • Graphic Communications 4900, Visual Design & Art Direction || Role: Instructional Designer
  • Graphic Communications 4900, Science Documentary Filmmaking

Profile

Dr. Erica Walker has a diverse background in visual communications which includes feature film production, web design & development, print buying, marketing, and graphic design. As a faculty member in the Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson University, Dr. Walker has taught courses in Photography, Video, Visual Storytelling, Web Design and Development, and Entrepreneurship. Prior to becoming a faculty member at Clemson University, Dr. Walker co-founded a film production company, Galatia Films. Two of her larger projects with Galatia Films, as a producer and cinematographer, included a feature length documentary film and an educational television series for children. Outside the classroom, Dr. Walker speaks at conferences across the country on topics including classroom and industry implementation of Adobe applications, curriculum development, mixed methods classroom research, the entrepreneurial mindset, game-based learning, color management, branding, and social marketing. Her current research focuses on the use of AI and machine learning to ensure the consistency of brand colors in live video, Dye Sub and Inkjet printing of fine arts photography on non-paper substrates, and classroom research where she works as an instructional designer in partnership with industry expert adjunct (IEAs) lecturers.

Research Interests

  • AI and machine learning to ensure the consistency of brand colors in live video
  • Dye Sub and Inkjet printing of fine arts photography on non-paper substrates
  • Developing and testing the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary approach to increase student’s ability to produce and discern accuracy of science communication
  • Impact of courses that are co-designed in partnership with industry expert adjunct (IEAs) lecturers on student job readiness and marketability

Research Publications

  • Walker, E.B., Guido, A.R., & Boyer, D.M., “Evolving industry and academic relations and IEAs role in achieving these goals from an administrative perspective” (In Press). International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED) 2022 Conference Paper.
  • Walker, E.B. & Smith, D.H., “Colornet case study: Impacts on undergraduate students participating in a small multidisciplinary research course” (In Press). International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED) 2022 Conference Paper.
  • Mayer, M., Walker, E.B., & Smith, D.H., “ColorNet 2.0: Image Segmentation for Brand Color Correction in Video” (Accepted). Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA), March 2022, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Golabkesh, M. & Walker, E.B., “Color Correction In Video: Determining the Best Combination of Equipment and Settings to Capture Brand Color” (Accepted). Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA), March 2022, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Walker, E.B., Guido, A.R., & Boyer, D.M., “Exploring the Programmatic Impact of Industry Expert Adjuncts in Two Graphics Departments.” Visual Communications Journal. https://gceaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/VCJ-Fall-21.pdf
  • Walker, E.B., Lazar, K.B., “Students as science content creators and evaluators: A case study of video documentary storytelling in science education” (Accepted). Journal of College Science Teaching.
  • E. Mayes, J. P. Lineberger, M. Mayer, A. Sanborn, H. Smith and E. Walker, "Automated Brand Color Accuracy for Realtime Video," in SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, vol. 130, no. 3, pp. 45-49, April 2021, doi: 10.5594/JMI.2021.3058397 https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9395672
  • Walker, E.B., Smith, D.H., Lineberger, J.P., Mayer, M., Mayes, E., & Sanborne, A., “ColorNet: A Neural Network-Based System for Consistent Display of Brand Colors for Video.” SID Display Week 2020 Conference Paper. https://doi.org/10.1002/sdtp.14041
  • Sports, A. for Walker, E.B., “Color Correction In Video: Testing the Accuracy and Efficiency for Achieving Brand-Correctness using DaVinci Resolve” (2020). Visual Communications Journal, student submission. Pp. 19-25. https://gceaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/VCJ-Fall20-final.pdf
  • Boyer, D.M., Walker, E.B., “The Impact of Industry Expert Adjuncts on Students’ Course Experiences.” International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJITLHE). http://doi.org/10.4018/IJITLHE.2020040102
  • Walker, E.B., Edlein, S., “Teaching like a master: Implementing the cognitive apprenticeship framework in graphic communications laboratory assignments” (2019). Visual Communications Journal. https://gceaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Walker-Online.pdf
  • Walker, E.B., Przestrzelski, B., DesJardins, J.D., “Re-Designing the Senior Design Classroom
  • Experience with Game-Based Learning” (2019). Advances in Engineering Education. https://advances.asee.org/wp-content/uploads/vol08/issue01/Papers/AEE-Pathways-Walker-2.pdf
  • Conti, B. for Walker, E.B., “Are You for the Orange Team or the Red Team?: An exploratory study on displaying brand colors on large format LED screens at live sporting events” (2019). Visual Communications Journal, student submission. https://gceaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/VCJ-Spring-2019-ContiWalker.pdf
  • Walker, E.B., Boyer, D.M., & Benson L.C., “Using Studio Design to Support Cognitive Apprenticeship and Epistemic Change in the Engineering Classroom” (2019). IEEE Transactions on Education Special Issue. https://doi.org/10.1109/TE.2019.2898151.
  • Walker, E.B., Boyer, D.M., “Research as storytelling: The use of video for mixed methods research” (2018). Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40990-018-0020-4.

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