Kim Garza is an associate professor of Graphic Design. She employs innovative methods to create an engaging learning environment for her students.
To keep her students on the forefront of the ever-changing design profession, Professor Garza frequently pilots leading-edge technologies and pedagogical approaches, such as creating a mobile scavenger hunt to immerse students in new content, using cloud collaboration tools for a digital history project, running a Hackathon to create mobile websites, and experimenting with 3D printing. She also brings a breadth of design knowledge to the classroom. Prior to teaching, Professor Garza worked in a variety of professional design settings — an advertising agency, boutique design firms, in-house design departments, and as a sole proprietor — across the print, interaction, and motion mediums.
Associate Professor of Graphic Design, 2016-current
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, 2011-2016
M.G.D. (Master in Graphic Design) at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2004
B.A in Graphic Design at Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana, 1997
Achievement & Involvement
Honors and Awards
2016, Distinguished Teaching Award, St. Edward's University
2016, Delayne Hudspeth Award for Innovative Instruction, St. Edward's University
2015, Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable Pilot Project (3D Printing), St. Edward's University
2014, Innovation Fellowship, St. Edward's University
2014, Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable Pilot Project: (Hackathon), St. Edward's University
2011, Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable Pilot Project: (iPad Apps), St. Edward's University
2008, Neenah PaperWorks Letterhead Competition, Silver Award
Director, Doing Good Well (a national women’s leadership development program offered through CIVA)
Garza, Kim, and Jason Rosenblum. “Introducing a Neighborhood: Mobile as a Springboard for Exploration.” Mobile Media Learning: Innovation and Inspiration. Ed. Christopher Holden, Seann Dikkers, John Martin, Breanne Litts, et al.. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press, 2015. 109-122. Print.
Garza, Kimberly. “RGB, CMYK, and Joy.” It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God. 2nd ed. Ed. Ned Bustard. Baltimore, MD: Square Halo Books, 2006. 187-210. Print.
2016, Creating a Digital History Archive in Real-time, Texas Digital Humanities Conference
2015, Digital History Meets Digital Humanities, Texas Digital Humanities Conference
2013, Game-Based Learning: Where Does It Fit and Is It Worth Your Time?, St. Edward's Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Symposium
2013, Design and Justice: A Continuum of Engagement, CIVA Biennial Conference
2012, Creating Immersive Learning Experiences Through Mobile Technologies, St. Edward's Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Symposium