Courses in the DTC program are taught by a range of faculty from many different disciplines at WSU Tri-Cities. Each faculty member is committed to helping DTC students excel while demanding the kind of academic standard expected by today’s workplace. DTC students take upper-division courses from the same faculty as those students who major in other disciplines: for example, a psychology class in the DTC program is taught by renowned psychology faculty; a computer science class is taught by a computer science faculty member.
The following faculty are full-time administrators of the DTC program at WSU Tri-Cities. In any given semester, other faculty also participate by helping to teach courses and run programs in the departments of Anthropology, Business, Computer Science, English, Fine Arts, History, Humanities and Psychology.
Program Director, Digital Technology and Culture
Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
Peter Christenson (2012) earned a M.S.W. from the University of Michigan and his M.F.A. in Intermedia from Arizona State University. Christenson is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and filmmaker. He is Cofounder and Artistic Director of Left of Centre, a guerrilla-marketing/consulting firm and artist collective in Detroit, MI. His current practice and research are rooted in interventionist, social art, and institutional critique theories and formidably influenced by his past experiences working as a licensed psychotherapist. Christenson’s research focuses on New Media and Digital Culture, Installation and Immersive Environments, Institutional Critique and Interventionist Theory, Relational Aesthetics, and Psychosocial Art.
Sena Clara Creston
Clinical Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
Sena Clara Creston is an exhibiting interactive installation artist from New York City. Creston earned her MFA in electronic art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012 and her BFA from NYU for photography and imaging in 2005. Creston uses a combination of old and new technology to construct immersive electronic, kinetic and interactive sculptural installations as well as photographic environments. Her research and creative practice focus on the impact materials, process and mythology can have on interactive art and reflect on alternative associations with what is considered natural.
Andréa Davis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, English