Gallery of Student Work

GalleryMy middle-, high-school, and college students consistently impress me with the quality of the work that they produce during our time together. As an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, I collected some of the most creative, high-quality, and insightful projects completed by students in my classes. You can view some of these products below.


“This I Believe,”  Video Essay by Triet Le, 2015

 “The Big Chop,” Selected Portions of a Research Project by Noreen King, 2014

“5 Image Argument”, Noreen King, 2014.

Research Essay: “Discovering My Kinky Roots: Why African American Women Deny the Natural Texture of Their Hair to Conform to White Standards of Beauty,” by Noreen King, 2014


 “‘Trust Me, I’m the Doctor’,” Selected Portions of a Research Project by Tommy McPhail, 2013

Model "Tardis" to demonstrate research connections between sources. It is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside (a reference to the Dr. Who television series, in case you've never seen it).

Model “Tardis” to demonstrate research connections between sources. It is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside (a reference to the Dr. Who television series, in case you’ve never seen it). Tommy McPhail, 2013.

Research Essay: “Trust Me, I’m The Doctor: Creativity & Science-Fiction Through The Lens of Doctor Who,” by Tommy McPhail, 2013


“Professional Gaming,” Selected Portions of a Research Project by Clare Samaco, 2014

Response to the critical thinking prompt: "When I write..."

Response to the critical thinking prompt: “When I write…,” Clare Samaco, 2014

“When I Write….,” Clare Samaco, 2014

Around night time is when I start to write. At first, my words get jumbled up easily and a bunch of errors would show up. I soon get frustrated and sometimes I would just sit there staring at my paper. Then I get to that point of uncertainty and question what am I suppose to be writing or try to remember what was I writing. But given time (a lot of time), I’ll rewrite and rewrite until I get a flow going. Slowly but surely, I would complete my paper.

The darkness all around represent the night time. The colors I chose gives the sense of progression. (red/pink = frustration, incompleteness, stopping) (blue/purple = flow, clarity, wholeness) Characters I chose were random but it gives a cute touch. The string represents sentences. You know how frustrating it is to untangle cords and stuffs, REALLY frustrating haha. And yes, that is how I hold my pencil (I know it’s strange). (from Clare’s Digital Portfolio)

Response to the critical thinking prompt, “How does it feel when you think?”

"Thinking," Clare Samaco, 2014

“Thinking,” Clare Samaco, 2014


 “Practice of Mindfulness in Athletes,” Selected Portions of a Research Project by Brenda Phoeuk, 2014.

Research Essay: “Practice of Mindfulness in Athletes,” by Brenda Phoeuk, 2014


 “Modern Design and Contemporary Aesthetic ,” Selected Portions of a Research Project by Mike Farmer, 2013 

GQ: A Magazine about Modern Design and Contemporary Aesthetic, created by Mike Farmer, 2013

GQ: A Magazine about Modern Design and Contemporary Aesthetic, Mike Farmer, 2013

Standard: A Magazine about Modern Design and Contemporary Aesthetic, created by Mike Farmer, 2013

Standard: A Magazine about Modern Design and Contemporary Aesthetic, Mike Farmer, 2013

Details: A Magazine about Modern Design and Contemporary Aesthetic, created by Mike Farmer, 2013

Details: A Magazine about Modern Design and Contemporary Aesthetic, Mike Farmer, 2013

Online magazines designed to address three disciplinary concerns related to contemporary design; technological innovation, aesthetic appeal, and environmental sustainability. Created by Mike Farmer, 2013

Research Essay: “The 21st Century: Where Millions Make Millions”, by Mike Farmer, 2013

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