I had started out as an Art/Painting major at another school.  During my freshman year I got a job in graphic design, and I knew that's what I wanted to do...
Melissa Mykal Batalin '06
EMAC gave me a breadth of study which became invaluable to me in my current job at DreamWorks Animation...
Eli Bocek-Rivele '06
The EMAC program taught me some of the necessary software to succeed in the field, along with many new ways of visualizing things and creating new ideas...
Christina Ciani '10
Certain courses taught me to look at everything from different perspectives, and that ... a situation may call for a non-traditional approach...
Kirk Duwel '03
I had the opportunity to work with feature animation right through graduation...
Adam Gaige '07
EMAC gave me an understanding of concepts and theories that I use every day in my career...
Josh Goldenberg '10
The diversity of classes I took while attending RPI as an EMAC student allowed me to discover my ideal career path...
Chris LaPointe '10
The EMAC program definitely prepared me for graduate school because it gave me an excellent foundation for a graphic design career...
Steve Lucin '08
It is unique that we receive a B.S. rather than a B.A. I think this opens a lot more opportunities...
Kimberly Gomboz '09
Being an EMAC major gave me the communication background needed for my job...
Emelie Hegarty '09
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Miles Kimball

This is a representative list of faculty teaching EMAC core courses. For a comprehensive list, please see the specific departmental websites at www.arts.rpi.edu/ and www.cm.rpi.edu/ .

Miles Kimball

Professor and Department Head

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Miles A. Kimball received his PhD from the University of Kentucky. He has worked as a technical writer and knowledge management consultant in the defense and telecommunication industries. He has published broadly on e-portfolio pedagogy, information design, graphic design, digital humanities, and the history of data visualization. He has served in a variety of administrative roles, most recently as Interim Chair of Communication Studies at Texas Tech University. He has won the Conference on College Composition and Communication award for the Best Article on the History or Theory of Technical and Scientific Communication as well as that organization's award for the Best Article on Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical and Scientific Communication. His work thus extends across the boundaries of the humanities and the empirical sciences. 

Contact info:
Office number: Sage Labs4403
Phone number: 518.276.8264
Email Address: kimbam2@rpi.edu