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PhD. (English/Drama), 1994, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. Topic: Sam Shepard Improvises. Supervisor: Maurice Charney.
M.A. (English), 1974, Rutgers University. Teaching Assistantship, 1970-73.
B.A. (Honours English, cum laude), 1970, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. Reid Carr Award (English), 1970; Dean's List, 1968-70; Varsity hockey, 1968-70.
Honours Secondary School Diploma, 1967, Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Awards: Mason Gold Medal, Ontario Scholarship.
Director, Soules Consulting Ltd.(Communication, mediation and conflict resolution.) 1994 - Present.
University Professor, English and Media Studies, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC. 1987-2009. Courses: Modern Drama; Narratives of Cyberspace; Computer-Mediated Communication; Emerging Digital Technologies; Promotion, Persuasion, Propaganda; Canadian Media Theory; Studies in Global Media; Making the News; Public Relations, Advocacy, and the Media; Media and Identity.
Chair, Media Studies Department, Vancouver Island University, 1998-2008.
Director, Media Research Lab (MRL): 2003-2009.
Instructor, English, Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC. 1977; 1986-87.
President, Raincoast Construction Ltd.(custom building contractor), Vancouver, BC. 1978 - 1987.
Instructor, English / Creative Writing, Niagara College, Welland, ON. 1975-77.
Lecturer, English Literature, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON. 1973-74.
Teaching Assistant, English Department, Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey. 1970-73
Media, Persuasion, and Propaganda. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh, University Press, 2015.
Sam Shepard Improvises: Protocols of Improvisation in Performance, Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert AP, 2012.
"Untitled," "In a Foreign Tongue," "Castro," "McDeal." Photographs in Curt Cloninger, Hot-wiring Your Creative Process: Strategies for Print and New Media Designers. Berkeley, CA: Pearson / Peachpit Press, 2006.
Cuba Demands. 2006. Online electronic edition of Editoria Política (Cuban government) publication. 1999. media-studies.ca/cubademands/splash.htm.
"Animating the Language Machine: Computers and Performance." Journal for Computing in the Humanities 36.3 (August 2002): 319-344.
"Improvising Character: Jazz, the Actor, and Protocols of Improvisation." The Other Side of Nowhere: Jazz, Improvisation and Communities in Dialogue. Eds. Ajay Heble and Daniel Fischlin. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP: 2004. 268-297.
"From Video Conferencing to the Cybercafé: Membership, Performance and Online Learning." Ed-Media '98 Conference Proceedings. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 1998.
"Protocols of Improvisation and Online Communication." LETT '97 Conference Proceedings. June 1997.
"Ambush." Fleurs du Mal 1 (Fall 1992): 6.
Editor. Atrevida 1.1 (Summer 1990). Published by Malaspina College and Oolichan Press.
"Lowdown on Haute Cuisine: An Interview with Wolfgang Goudriaan." Atrevida 1.1 (Summer 1990): 18-25.
"Praise Be to Ducks in Flight." Canadian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Quarterly 4.2 (Spring 1989): 11.
"B.C.: B.C." Brick 19 (Fall 1983): 11-16. An article on thirty centuries of British Columbia sculpture.
Editor and Publisher. Interlude to Battle. Larry V. Platt. Vancouver: Pulp Press, 1980.
"Ah! B.C." Brick 6 (June 1979): 26-35. Reprinted in Brick 12: A Brick Sampler. An article on British Columbia art and history.
Conference Papers and Presentations
"Cuba Now with Prof. Ramiro Zayas Frutos." Lecture and slideshow. Vancouver Island University. Oct. 14, 2007.
"The New Wave of Canadian Media Theorists." Conference on Media History in Canada. Ryerson University, Toronto. May 31, 2006.
"Urban Anthropology: Documenting Images in the Public Sphere." Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs (SDI/SEMI). Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. York University, May 29, 2006.
"Reading the Signs on the Wall: Unsanctioned Images in the Public Sphere." Visual Culture Conference. Kansas State University, March 10, 2005. mrl.viu.ca/Projects/Signs/.
"The Cyborg Instructor." Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs (SDI/SEMI). Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. University of Western Ontario, London, May 2005.
"Codex Machines: From Fetish to Function in the Dynamic Text." Consortium for Computing in the Humanities (COCH/COSH). Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. University of Manitoba, May 31, 2004.
"The Juxtaposition Engine: Recombinant Images and Emerging Narratives." Consortium for Computing in the Humanities (COCH/COSH). University of Manitoba, May 31, 2004.
"From Electronic Journals to the Digital Documentary: The Collaborative Learning Archive." Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Consortium for Computing in the Humanities (COCH/COSH). Dalhousie University, May 28, 2003.
"Computer Gaming and Protocols of Improvisation." Consortium for Computing in the Humanities (COCH/COSH). University of Toronto, May 26, 2002.
"Protocols of Improvisation: Sam Shepard in B.C." Staging the Pacific Province Conference. University of British Columbia, Oct 10-13, 2001.
"Collaboration and Publication in Hybrid Online Courses." Connections 2001. British Columbia's Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology. Whistler, BC. May 2001.
"Eshu's Cap: Improvisation at the Crossroads of the Diaspora." Guelph Jazz Festival. Guelph, ON: September 2000.
"Hybrid Online Courses & Strategies for Collaboration." COCH/COSH Conference. Congress of Learned Societies. University of Alberta, Edmonton, June 2000.
"Sam Shepard's Suicide in Bb: Silhouette in Sound." Guelph Jazz Festival. Guelph, ON: September 1999.
"Animating the Language Machine." COCH/COSH Conference. Congress of Learned Societies. Bishops University, Lennoxville, PQ: June 1999.
"Play, Voluntary Discipline and Protocols of Improvisation." Guelph Jazz Festival. Guelph, ON: September 1998.
"From Video-Conferencing to the Cybercafé: Membership, Performance and Online Learning." Ed-Media/Ed-Telecom Conference. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Frieberg, Germany: June 1998.
"Sam Shepard Improvises the Nomadic Character." ACCUTE Conference. Congress of Learned Societies. University of Ottawa: May 1998.
"GIFs and JPEGs for the Web." Standing Committee on Educational Technology (SCOET) Conference, Vancouver, BC: May 1997.
"Protocols of Improvisation and Online Communication." Leading Edge Training and Technology (LETT '97) Conference, Victoria, BC: March 1997.
"Enhancing Capacity with Video Conferencing." Malaspina University-College Educational Techology Conference. Nanaimo, BC: May 1996.
"Wilson Duff: Survivor." Nanaimo Archeological Society. 1993.
"Media in the Family." Dubé Symposium. Nanaimo, B.C. 1991.
Productions and Exhibits
"Lo-fi and Wi-fi: Conjuring Creativity & Performance," Arts and Humanities Colloquium, Vancouver Island University, October 2012. Performance with Marian van der Zon, Robin Davies, Niel Scobie and others.
" Cover Up - Bleeding Edges" Prints/film. datastream 4: Proliferating Signs & Cultural Layers Nanaimo Art Gallery, January 12, 2012 - February 4, 2012.
"Anonymous Identities: Remembering Community." Digital prints. datastream 3: Machine Communities. Curator: Greg Ball. Nanaimo Art Gallery. Jan. 8 - Feb 13, 2010.
Be the Media. Nick Middleton and Chad Schroter-Gillespie. DVD. Production Consultant / Participant. 2009.
Cuba Now, with Ramiro Zayas Frutos. DVD ISBN 978-1-896886-11-4. Producer. Media Research Lab (VIU), 2008.
Dionne Brand. DVD ISBN 978-1-896886-15-2. Producer. Media Research Lab (VIU), 2008.
Ishmael Beah. DVD ISBN 978-1-896886-19-0. Producer. Media Research Lab (VIU), 2008.
Tom Wayman. DVD ISBN 978-1-896886-19-0. Producer. Media Research Lab (VIU), 2007.
Mongolian Rhapsody with Galsan Tschinag. DVD ISBN 978-1-896886-09-1. Producer / Camera. Media Research Lab (VIU), 2008.
Producer, reFrame3: Film Symposium with Christine Welsh and Tracy Kim Jack, March 19, 2008.
Celebrating Women and Community: Concert with Mama's Kitchen and Gerald Fitzella. Partnership with the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association. December 2007
Digital prints and multimedia installation. datastream 2: Reflections on Power. Curator: Greg Ball. Nanaimo Art Gallery. Feb 16 - March 10, 2007.
"Suite Habana." Digital Photography for Urban Eyes Exhibit. Curator: Kim Goldberg. Nanaimo, BC. April 21-23, 2006.
Urban Wallpaper: Almost Heaven. Art exhibit. Curator: Corinne Martin. Old School House Gallery, Qualicum Beach, BC, March 27-April 10, 2006.
Urban Wallpaper: Spirit and Politics. Art exhibit. APHID Gallery, Nanaimo, BC. November 2005.
Urban Wallpaper Tour. (mrl.viu.ca/projects/signs/Tours/wallpaper.htm). 2005.
The Cyborg Instructor. http://avatar.learnnewmedia.ca/. Online interactive software application. 2005.
"Reading the Signs on the Wall: Unsanctioned Images in the Public Sphere." With Tricia Irish. (http://marshallsoules.ca/Signs/). 2005.
MediaBC. Website development for Media and Communications Studies Articulation Committee, with funding from BC Council on Admissions and Transfer. mediabc.ca. Sept. 2005-May 2006.
Producer, reFrame2: Media and Leadership. Malaspina University-College, May 13-14, 2005.
Photography and digital art installation. datastream Curator: Robin Field. Nanaimo Art Gallery, March 18-31, 2004.
The Juxtaposition Engine. Software and website development with Michael Nixon (RA). (http://marshallsoules.ca/jengine/). 2004.
Producer, reFrame: Video at the Crossroads Conference, Malaspina University-College, November 7-8, 2003.
Urban Wallpaper. Solo Photography Exhibit. Curator: Pamela Speight. Nanaimo Art Gallery. Nanaimo, BC: June 1997.
Enhancing Capacity with Video Conferencing. Report. Nanaimo, BC: Malaspina University-College, 1996.
Photography Exhibition. Sweet Revenge, Nanaimo. 1992.
Outstanding Service Award, Vancouver Island University, Convocation 2011.
Master Mediators Intensive: Neuroscience, Empathy, and Mediation. Los Angeles, CA. March 2011.
Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) award of $2.7 M in collaboration with the Ladysmith High Street Group to build a community social services centre. September 2009.
Activist Documentary 2-week Intensive. Gulf Islands Film and Television School (GIFTS). May 2009.
BA Major in Digital Media Studies. Curriculum Development. Media Studies Department, Vancouver Island University, 2008.
Board / Program Committee. Nanaimo Global Film Festival. September 2007 - 2010.
Canada/Cuba Image Dialogue. SSHRC ITST (Image Text Sound Technology) grant. Research on social and political messages in the public sphere. January 2007 - June 2009.
New Opportunities Fund Recognition Award. Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). March 16, 2006.
"Urban Wallpaper in Context." Artist's Talk. Old School House Gallery, Qualicum Beach, BC. April 8, 2006.
BA Minor in Media Studies. Curriculum Development. Media Studies Department, Vancouver Island University, 2004.
Instructor, Digitisation Fundamentals and Their Application, Digital Humanities/Humanities Computing Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2004-2006.
Board of Directors. Ladysmith Resource Centre Association. Ladysmith, BC. 2004--2011.
Director, Centre for Digital Humanities Innovation (CDHI) / Media Research Lab, Vancouver Island University. 2003--2009.
Chair, Media and Communication Studies Articulation Committee (MACSAC), BC Articulation and Transfer, 2002-2004.
Chair of Media Studies, Malaspina University-College / Vancouver Island University, 1998--2008.
"Writing and the Web." The Art and Business of Writing Conference. Federation of British Columbia Writers: Malaspina University-College, October 23, 1999.
Nanaimo Art Gallery, Exhibition Committee, 1999-2001.
One Horse Gallery, Ladysmith, BC. Exhibition of digital prints. December 2000.
President, Board of Directors, Navigator Newspaper Society. Nanaimo, BC: 1997-2000.
Faculty Advisor, Cybercafé. Malaspina University-College. Nanaimo, BC: 1997-98.
GIFs and JPEGs for the Web. Computer Software. SCOET Conference, Vancouver, BC: May 1997.
B.C. Government Innovations Grants for development and delivery of educational technology pilot projects: Emerging Digital Technology (Video Conferencing, Spring 1996); Computer-Mediated Communication, Canadian Media Theory (Spring 1997); Cybercafé (1997-98).
AACE Ed-Media Conference: Graz, Austria. May 1995.
Research: Sam Shepard Archives. Boston University Special Collections. Boston, MA. May 1992.
Board of Directors. Nanaimo Theatre Festival. 1989-91.
Intensive Gamelan Workshop, Simon Fraser University, 1986.
Founder and Director. Africa West. (Music promotion). 1984--1996.
Musician with Olatunji's Drums of Passion. Whistler Jazz Festival, Whistler, BC: July, 1984.
Musician. Djembe Bara. Vancouver, 1982-87.