An avid researcher in the areas of interactive technology, digital gaming systems, fine arts, and the sociology of digital identity Stephen Andrade is continuously experimenting in a wide range of visual arts and technology. His visual work includes digital imaging, graphic art posters, virtual space planning, information graphics, 2d and 3d sculpture, and representational sketching. As the former chair of the Computer Graphics department, Andrade led the effort to design several enrollment leading graphic design and digital media degree programs. Selected as a 2012-13 Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Gaming Research, he collaborates with groups such as GTECH, LocalMotors.com, IBM, Zappos, BetaSpring and others to bring real-world innovation projects into the undergraduate experienceAndrade’s fine art and graphics works have been exhibited at Johnson & Wales University, Rogers Free Library, and the Bristol Art Museum. Paramount Pictures has acquired Andrade’s art works for set decoration in the movie “Jack Reacher,” and private collectors have acquired a number of other pieces. Prior to joining JWU, Andrade was a technology researcher at Brown University with IRIS – the Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship, and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. He has consulted with the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce and the White House on issues of technology innovation and reform.