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Mr R Leighton Mcwilliams

[Mr R L McWilliams]

Academic Staff, Art and Art History
Last Updated: August 7, 2020
about me

Education

Education

    • 1982 MFA in Photography
      Florida State University, 1982
    • 1978 BBA in Management
      The University of Texas at Arlington, 1978

Memberships

    • 1984 to Present Society of Photographic Educators
      Member
      International organization of photographic educators
    • 2005 to 2019 College Art Association
      Institutional Member
      International organization of arts educators and administrators.
    • 2005 to 2019 National Association of Schools of Art and Design
      Institutional Member
      International accrediting body of arts educators and administrators.
    • 2005 to 2019 Texas Association of Schools of Art
      member
      Statewide organization of arts educators and administrators.

Awards and Honors

    • Oct  2018 Juror's Honorable Mention sponsored by Lightbox Photographic Gallery
    • May  2018 Going Solo Juror's Choice Award sponsored by Foundry Art Centre
    • Nov  2017 Directors Award sponsored by Center For Fine Art Photography

Other Activities

Other Activities

      • Mar 2016
        I was asked to conduct an external program review for the Department of Art, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO. I visited the department from March 30-April 1, 2016 and then provided them with a written report of my conclusions. (Alamosa, CO)
        Adams State University, Department of Art

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Apr 2013 to July 2013 The Campbell-Dowdy African Art Collection Website sponsored by  -  $3000
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2006 to Aug 2007 Digital Conversion sponsored by  -  $3500
      R Mcwilliams (Funded)

Publications


      2020
      • Other
        Leighton McWilliams-10x10x10 Exhibition
        [McWilliams, RLeighton]. Tieton, WA: "Mighty Tieton Art Gallery".

      2019
      • Other
        Leighton McWilliams-Mark 100 Regional
        []. Chickasha, OK: "Nesbitt Gallery, Univ. of Science and Arts".
      • Other
        Leighton McWilliams-Chasing Ghosts IV
        []. Catalog for "Ghosts IV" Exhibition. Portland, OR: "Verum Ultimum Art Gallery".

      2018
      • Other
        Leighton McWilliams-Tallahassee International 33 Exhibition
        Tallahassee International 33 Exhibition Catalog
        [McWilliams, RL]. Tallahassee International 33 Exhibition Catalog. Tallahassee, FL: "Florida State University Museum of Fine Art".
      • Other
        Leighton McWilliams-Edge of Excess II
        The Edge of Excess II Exhibition Catalog
        [McWilliams, RL]. Edge of Excess II Exhibition Catalog. St. Charles, MO: "Foundry Art Centre".
      • Other
        Leighton McWilliams-Patterns and Shadows Exhibition
        Patterns and Shadows Exhibition Catalog
        [McWilliams, RL]. Patterns and Shadows Catalog. NYC, NY: "Jadite Gallery".

Presentations

    • September  2015
      McWilliams, RL, "Moderator of Panel ", Oklahoma, OK. (September 24, 2015).
    • July  2014
      McWilliams, RL, "Invited Speaker on "Darkroom Photography"", Arlington, TX. (July 23, 2014).
    • October  2010
      McWilliams, RL, "Invited Speaker on "Photo History" ", Fayetteville, AR. (October 7, 2010).
    • October  2006
      McWilliams, RL, "Invited Speaker on "Discussion of My Contributions to the Field" ", Nashville, TN. (October 5, 2006).

Students Supervised

    • 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Rueben Gonzales, I am an external thesis committee member of a Master of Fine Art student from the Savannah College of Art (SCAD). Student's degree will be in photography. (Other)
    • 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Rachel Harrod, Intermedia (Art and Art History)
    • 2017
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Josh Gallas, Film/Video (Art and Art History)
    • 2015
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Christine Heimerman, Intermedia/Glass (Art and Art History)
    • 2014
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Jean Fernandes, Glass (Art and Art History)
    • 2014
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Neal Paustian, Glass (Art and Art History)
    • 2012
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Kight Haberer, Film/Video, Committee signed exit forms but student did not graduate.
    • 2012
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Patty Newton, Film/Video (Art and Art History)
    • 2010
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Clinton Rawls, Film/Video (Art and Art History)
    • 2010
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Matthew Patterson, Glass (Art and Art History)

Courses

      • ART 2357-001 DIGITAL PHOTO FOR DESIGNERS
        (Course Id: 113040)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ART 5359-003 RES PHOTO DIGITAL IMAGING
        (Course Id: 110991)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ART 2360-001 INTRO TO PHOTO CONCEPTS
        (Course Id: 111878)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3361-001 SITUATIONAL LIGHTING
        (Course Id: 113540)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2357-001 DIGITAL PHOTO FOR DESIGNERS
        (Course Id: 113040)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 5340-004 RESEARCH IN STUDIO INTERMEDIA
        (Course Id: 110984)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2357-001 DIGITAL PHOTO FOR DESIGNERS
        (Course Id: 113040)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4391-001 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104041)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ART 4392-006 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: SITUATIONAL LIGHTING | Course Id: 104042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2357-001 DIGITAL PHOTO FOR DESIGNERS
        (Course Id: 113040)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ART 4392-004 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: STUDIO PHOTO FOR DESIGNERS | Course Id: 104042)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2018
      • ART 5359-001 RES PHOTO DIGITAL IMAGING
        (Course Id: 110991)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ART 4392-006 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: Photo for Visual Communication | Course Id: 104042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ART 4392-006 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: SITUATIONAL LIGHTING | Course Id: 104042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: PHOTOGRAPHY FOR DESIGNERS | Course Id: 104042)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2017
      • ART 4392-004 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: Photography for Designers | Course Id: 104042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 5359-001 RES PHOTO DIGITAL IMAGING
        (Topic: SITUATIONAL LIGHTING | Course Id: 110991)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 4392-006 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: SITUATIONAL LIGHTING | Course Id: 104042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 4359-001 ADV PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104023)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2016
      • ART 4395-001 ART INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104045)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 4695-001 ART INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104049)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 5359-001 RES PHOTO DIGITAL IMAGING
        (Course Id: 110991)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ART 4392-009 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: Intermediate/Adv Silver Photo | Course Id: 104042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ART 4359-001 ADV PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104023)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2014
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ART 4368-001 ADV SILVER PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104031)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ART 5359-001 RES PHOTO DIGITAL IMAGING
        (Course Id: 110991)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ART 4359-001 ADV PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104023)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2012
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ART 5359-001 RES PHOTO DIGITAL IMAGING
        (Course Id: 110991)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ART 4391-001 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104041)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ART 4368-001 ADV SILVER PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104031)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ART 4359-001 ADV PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104023)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2010
      • ART 4391-034 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104041)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ART 5359-001 RES PHOTO DIGITAL IMAGING
        (Course Id: 110991)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ART 4363-001 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
        (Course Id: 104027)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Sept 2019 to  May 2020 Committee Member
      Interior Design Chair Search Committee
      Voting member of CAPPA search committee. We are hiring a Chair for the Interior Design program.
    • Sept 2019 to  Dec 2019 Committee Member
      Promotion and Tenure Committee
      Substitute for regular committee member for one semester while they are on faculty development leave.

Service to the Profession

    • Apr 2019 to  Apr 2019
      Reviewer, Portfolio (Dallas, TX, United States)
      Society For Photographic Education, South Central Chapter
      I reviewed university and community member photographic portfolios.
    • 2016 to  2016
      External Tenure Reviewer (Manhattan, KS, United States)
      Kansas State University
      External reviewer for promotion and tenure, Assistant to Associate Professor with tenure. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
    • July 2016 to  July 2016
      Exhibition Juror (Santa Barbara, CA, United States)
      Photographer's Forum
      Photographer’s Forum Magazine invited me to be 1 of 3 judges in their 36th Annual Spring Photography Contest. Jurying of student work took place July 2016. Photographer’s Forum is an international publication headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA.
    • 2009 to  2009
      External Tenure Reviewer (Nacogdoches, TX, United States)
      Stephen F. Austin University
      External reviewer for promotion and tenure, Assistant to Associate Professor with tenure. Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX.
    • Jan 2007 to  Oct 2007
      Co-Organizer (ARLINGTON, TX, United States)
      Society For Photographic Education, South Central Chapter
      Co-organizer with Kenda North of the Society of Photographic Educators, South Central Region meeting. The University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Art and Art History, Arlington, TX.

Live Performances

Live Performances

  • 2020
    • Oct 2020
      International
      11th Annual 10x10x10 Tieton
      Tieton, United States
      R L McWilliams
    • Aug 2020
      National
      Tiny But Mighty 2
      d'Art Center, Norfolk, VA, United States
      R L McWilliams
    • May 2020
      Regional
      2019 Seven States Biennial Exhibition
      Traveling, Chickasha, OK, United States
      R L McWilliams
    • Apr 2020
      Regional
      Mark 100 Regional
      Mary R. Koch Arts Center, Wichita, KS, United States
      R L McWilliams
    • Jan 2020
      National
      One Person Exhibition
      Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO, United States
      R L McWilliams
  • 2019
    • Nov 2019
      National
      Chasing Ghosts IV
      Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
      R L McWilliams
    • July 2019
      National
      "Currents" National Juried 2019
      Chico Art Center, Chico, CA, United States
      R L McWilliams
    • June 2019
      National
      Odds&Ends
      Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
      R L McWilliams
  • 2018
    • Dec 2018
      International
      Animalis
      Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, United States
      R L McWilliams
    • Nov 2018
      International
      ODD
      LightBox Gallery, Astoria, OR, United States
      R L McWilliams
    • Sept 2018
      International
      The 33rd Annual Tallahassee International 2018
      Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee, FL, United States
      R L McWilliams
    • June 2018
      National
      Edge of Excess II
      Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO, United States
      R L McWilliams
    • Apr 2018
      International
      Patterns and Shadows
      Jadite Gallery, NYC, NY, United States
      R L McWilliams
    • Feb 2018
      National
      Valdosta National 2018
      Valdosta State University, Dedo Maranville Gallery, Valdosta, GA, United States
      R L McWilliams
    • Jan 2018
      International
      Small Works
      Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, United States
      R L McWilliams
  • 2017
    • Nov 2017
      National
      When Things Are Strange Exhibition
      Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery of Art, Grand Forks, ND, United States
      R L McWilliams