about

Rodrick Whetstone

Lives and works in and near St. Louis, MO

 

Rodrick earned a MA and a MFA in Graphic Design from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, and a BA from Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. He is currently, Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville in Edwardsville, Illinois.

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Education

2009 - 2012 The University of Iowa

Rodrick Whetstone

Education

      Master of Fine Arts | 2012

                  Graphic Design/ Drawing – The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

      Master of Arts | 2011

                  Graphic Design/ Drawing – The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

      Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) | 2007

                  Graphic Design – Grandview University, Des Moines, IA

 

      Associates of Arts | 1999

                  Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL

 

      School Teacher Certification | 2014

                  Art and General Education – State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

 

PREVIOUS TEACHING

Part Time

  • The University Of Iowa School Of Art And Art History– Iowa City, Iowa | Summer 2012 Teaching Assistant 

  • Iowa City Parks And Recreation - Iowa City, Iowa | January 2010 – December 2012 Art Instructor

  • Ankeny Art Center - Ankeny, Iowa | September 2007 – June 2009 Art Instructor

 

Full Time

  • Oklahoma City Community College - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | July 2015 – July 2016 Professor - Adult Education

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Edwardsville, Illinois | August 2016 – May 2019 as Visiting Assistant Professor 

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Edwardsville, Illinois | August 2019 – Present as Assistant Professor 

 

 

 

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • Additional experience includes:

  • Managerial positions held at - Shopko, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital

  • Instructor with - Des Moines Public Schools, Iowa City Public Schools, Belvidere Public Schools, Rockford Public Schools, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Norman Public Schools

  • Wells Fargo - Intranet Website Designer 

    • Analysis team and test page usability for Wells Fargo subprime home mortgage department 

    • Built webpages and websites from concept to completion

 

 

 

STUDENT MENTORSHIP

  1. BFAs

    • Assisted with the development of graphic design course content and the selection of materials.

    • Provided timely and constructive feedback to each student.

    • Tracked student progress and set realistic objectives.

    • Clearly illustrated difficult concepts with prepared PowerPoint presentations.

  2. MFA

    • Extra-curricular mentorship in the areas of graphic design

    • Provided timely and constructive feedback to each student.

    • Set realistic yet higher objectives for MFA candidates.

 

 

SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES                        

Solo Exhibitions

  • Autos – Gallery 1840, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA | 2012

  • A Statement by Rodrick Whetstone – Blank Honors Gallery, The University of Iowa Iowa City, IA | 2012

  • Wapello Vodka – Gallery 1840, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA | 2012 

  • Truth Revealed – The Wesley Foundation, Iowa City, IA | 2012

  • Truth Revealed – Kendall Gallery, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA | 2012

  • No More Excuses: The Weight Loss Journey of Rodrick Whetstone – The Wesly Foundation, Iowa City, IA | 2012

  • Posters! – Nodo Gallery, Iowa City, IA | 2010

  • Yellow City – Gallery 1840, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA | 2010

 

 

Group Exhibitions

  • Artists in Conversations – SIUE | 1 Hairpin Dr., Edwardsville IL, 62029 | 2019

  • Faculty Art Show – SIUE | 1 Hairpin Dr., Edwardsville IL, 62029 | 2019

  • Small Works Art Show – Wood River Museum | 111 E. Broadway, Alton IL, 62002 | 2018

  • Small Works Art Show – Wood River Museum | 111 E. Broadway, Alton IL, 62002 | 2017

  • Graduate Exhibition – Art Building West, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA | 2012

  • India Through Our Eyes: Art & Architecture of Tamil Nadu – Blank Honors Gallery The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA | 2012

  • Metals Exhibition – Art Building West, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA | 2012

  • India: A Visual Collection – Art Building West, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA | 2012

  • Graduate Exhibition – Drewelowe Gallery, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA | 2011

  • Graduate Candidate Exhibition – Hallel House, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA | 2011

  • Graduate – Drewelowe Gallery, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA | 2010

 

 

HONORS and AWARDS – Media Coverage

  • United Way of Rock River Valley Annual Report | January 2013

  • UIMA Magazine | August 2012

  • SAAH Process Journal | May 2012

  • UIMA Magazine | January 2012

  • UIMA Magazine | August 2011

  • MECCA Annual Report | May 2011

  • The University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium magazine cover | March 2011

  • The University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium magazine cover | January 2011

  • UIMA Magazine | January 2011

  • Daily Iowan multiple advertisement designs | August 2010 - August 2012

  • Iowa Source multiple advertisement designs | August 2010 - August 2012

  • UIMA Magazine | August 2010

  • KRUI branding redesign http://krui.fm/ | October 2009

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN for BOOKS      

  • Whetstone, Rodrick D. “Where in the World Is the UIMA Now?” UIMA Fall. 2012 (2012): 20. Print.

  • Whetstone, Rodrick D. No More Excuses: The Weight Loss Journey of Rodrick Whetstone. 1sted. Vol. 1. Iowa City: University of Iowa, 2012. Print. Ser. 1.

 

 

 

ACADEMIC ADVISING

2016 to present SIUE - Guidance for students

 

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

  • 2016 to 2019 SIUE Art and Design Department Recruitment committee chair.

  • 2017 to present SIUE Art and Design Department Exhibitions Planning committee

  • 2017 to 2018 SIUE Art and Design Department Cage committee (AD HOC)

 

 

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • 2017 to present SIUE CAS Strategic Planning committee

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • 2019 St. Louis Public Schools art show 

    • Art direction and criticismfor students

  • 2018 Art Guidance East St. Louis 

    • Art direction and criticismfor students

  • 2018 Digital East St. Louis

    • Summer camp on web design

  • 2015 Oklahoma City Community College

    • Adult Literacy Program- teaching illiterate adults how to read and write

  • 2011 Iowa City United Way of Johnson County

    • Revised outdated designs for conference announcement boards

  • 2011 Local Foods Connection of Iowa City

    • Designed and created a grocery delivery menu for “English as a Second Language” consumers

  • 2010 MECCA Services – Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Services of Iowa 

    • Produced Annual Report redesign and layout

    • Instructed InDesign lessons at no charge to staff members

 

 

CONFERENCES

  • FATE Conference–Presenter – Columbus, OH | March 2019

  • Webcon University of Illinois - Urbana, IL | April 2018

  • Focus on Teaching and Technology UMSL - St. Louis, MO | September 2018

 

  • AIGA Design Conference - Minneapolis, MN | October 2017

  • Focus on Teaching and Technology UMSL - St. Louis, MO | September 2017

  • Professional Grant Development Workshop - University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL | September 2017

  • Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture SIUE – Edwardsville, IL | February 2017

 

  • Focus on Teaching and Technology UMSL - St. Louis, MO | November 2016

  • COABE Adult Education Conference - Dallas, TX | April 2016

 

 

PROFESSOINAL DEVELOPEMNT 

  • Active in Jr. Faculty continuing education in mid-week mentor weekly meetings (ongoing).

  • Attendance to conferences (ongoing).

 

  • Mid-Week Mentoring session “Immunity to Change Workshop Series”

SIUE | February 21, 2019

 

  • Writing Group 

SIUE | April 26, 2019

 

  • New Faculty Orientation 

SIUE | August 2019

 

  • Micro-aggressions, Equity & Inclusion Webinar 

SIUE | January 2018

 

  • Mid-Week Mentoring session “How Can I Bring Pop to My Class with Pop Culture?”

SIUE | February 15, 2018 

 

  • Faculty Writing Retreat

SIUE | May 16, 2018

 

  • Mid-Week Mentoring session “How Do I Design Innovative Assignments to Foster Learning in the Online Classroom?”

SIUE | September 14, 2018

 

  • Mid-Week Mentoring session “How Do I Promote Civil and Thoughtful Engagement in the Classroom?” 

SIUE | September 27, 2018 

 

  • Mid-Week Mentoring session “What are the Secrets to Making Highly Effective Educational Videos?”

SIUE | November 9, 2018

 

  • Midweek Mentor: “How Can I Avoid Communication Misfires” 

SIUE | February 2017

 

  • Junior Faculty Development: “Teaching Challenges: A Case Study Discussion”

SIUE | December 2016

 

  • Junior Faculty Development - “Preparing a Tenure and Promotion Dossier” 

SIUE | October 2016

 

  • Understanding Grading and Blackboard’s Grade Center

SIUE | October 2016

 

  • Midweek Mentor: “Gateways to Inclusion:  Turning Tense Moments into Productive Conversations”
    SIUE | October 2016
     

  • Black Lives Matter: “We Are One…Are We?”
    SIUE | October 2016

 

  • Interactive theatre – “Can I Be of Any Help?”
    SIUE | September 2016

 

 

            a. Commissions

                        Addiction Treatment Strategies 

                        Magnolia and June

                        The University of Iowa

                        Fligg Fieldhouse

                        United Way of Rock River Valley

                        KRUI Radio

                        Coach Seay’s Basketball Camp

                        Whetstone Creative – Photography

                        XCELLORATOR®

                        Website design

 

            b. Public Collections

                        The University of Iowa