Adjunct Faculty Member, St. Louis Campus
Jamie Currier has more than 10 years’ experience teaching in the Metro east area. She has taught at Southern Illinois University, Southwestern Illinois College, Lewis and Clark Community College and St. Louis Community College.
Hayner Public Library invited Jamie to lecture on conflict resolution and diversity in the workplace. Jamie has also guest lectured at Washington University and has been recognized as Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year at St. Louis Community College.
Jamie also volunteers her time in the community. She has stood on the stage at the Terry M. Fischer Theatre and been behind the scenes at the Nine Network pledge drives. Jamie’s experiences outside of the classroom also informs who she is in the classroom. Jamie worked for DaimlerChrysler for over 10 years as a Customer Service Manager and training coordinator. Jamie and her husband were also small business owners, owning a Home Construction business for over five years.
Adjunct Faculty Member, Illinois Campuses
George Thompson has been teaching at the College level since 1998 in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.
He has taught for Columbia College, Rock Valley College, Rockford Career College, University of Phoenix and Judson University and held positions of; Adjunct Instructor, Lead Instructor, and Full-Time Instructor. One major achievement in Mr. Thompson’s career was developing and delivering a training program for all new management employees for Gateway, Inc. Gateway open 315 new retail stores in the US and Canada and all of the management personnel were trained by Mr. Thompson or under his program called “Cow College”.
George also started in own business in 1988 and operated it for 10 years. Starting with one employee he built a Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail business that spanned Illinois and Wisconsin and employed up to 100 people for home improvement products.
George is also active in his community, in soccer (Coach, Referee, and Club President), County and City roles (Growth Dimensions, and TIF Advisory Board), and Chamber of Commerce member.
Instructor of Business Administration, Main Campus
Brandi has spent the majority of her career in PR, marketing and advertising in a higher education setting. Higher Ed is her calling.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Elliot School at Wichita State University and a master’s degree in strategic communication from the Missouri School of Journalism.
She began teaching at Columbia College as an adjunct faculty in fall 2014 and began teaching full-time in the business department in fall 2015. She teaches courses such as advertising & sales promotion, public relations, public relations writing and principles of marketing.
Brandi is delighted to be one of four inaugural Fishman Fellows, and she is proud to partner with Danielle Langdon, in graphic design, to create a winning partnership between student entrepreneurs at Columbia College and budding marketing and design professionals. This partnership is sure to provide a quality educational experience for all involved.
She has two boys, an incredible husband and a big white puppy. When not working, Brandi can be found at her kids’ sporting events.
Assistant Professor of Art, Main Campus
Danielle Langdon received her MFA in Graphic Design and Video Art from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She also has a BA in Media Communication Studies and Dance from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania.
Langdon was hired at Columbia College in 2013 and over the past two years has taught the graphic design series courses, typography, web design, video art, 2-dimensional design, and senior portfolio. She most recently developed the curriculum for corporate identity, which she is looking forward to teaching this upcoming spring.
Langdon got her start as a graphic designer with HDR Inc., an architectural design firm in Princeton, New Jersey. Since then, she has continued working as a freelance designer collaborating with clients on everything from brand development to web design. Some recent clients include: Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, The University of Missouri Libraries, The Health Communication Research Center, Lexington Community Arts Pilot Project and various other local businesses.
Langdon also has a current body of video artworks that take a critical, but humorous look at how smart phone technology has become a poignant player in our connections and rituals. Her most recent project is collaborative with the University of Missouri Immersive Visualization Lab using motion capture technology to assess our physical habits with mobile devices. Langdon will be having a solo exhibition at the Craft Studio Gallery in April 2016.