Nina Bellisio is Assistant Dean of Curricular Innovation & Evaluation and Professor of Visual Communications at St. Thomas Aquinas College. She joined the faculty in 2011 after teaching art and design for 10 years at the Art Institute of California-San Francisco where she won the Dean’s Award for Excellence in the Area of Teaching.
In her multiple roles at St. Thomas Aquinas College, she works to integrate technology into learning and to incorporate design thinking practices into interdisciplinary curriculum. She has presented her research in these areas at SECAC, FATE and AIGA Design Educators conferences. In addition to her teaching, she is the VP for Outreach for Integrative Teaching International and assists in the planning and implementation of ThinkTank and ThinkCatalyst.
While in San Francisco, Bellisio also worked as an e-learning producer at Edutopia, part of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, where she helped share stories about inspirational public education and as an education coordinator and mentor with First Exposures, a non-profit organization that pairs photographers with underserved Bay Area students.
Bellisio holds a BFA from Cornell University and an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a doctoral student of Creative Technologies at Columbia University Teachers College.
Joined STAC 2011, won Dean’s Award for Excellence in the Area of Teaching, VP for Outreach for Integrative Teaching International,