Thomas Linehan

University Retirees - Arts Technology
Tags: Design & Technology

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Art Education
Ohio State University - 1981
M.A. - Art Education
Ohio State University - 1972
B.A. - Fine Arts
Webster University - 1966

Publications

Thomas E. Linehan, From Object to Object Transformed, ACM-SIGGRAPH Art Show Catalog, August 2006 2006 - Publication
Thomas E. Linehan, Far-Future Conflict Game, Massively Multiplayer On-Line Game Design Document, US Army Intelligence, Futures, Fort Monroe, VA., May 2006 2006 - Publication
Visual Proceedings, The Art and Interdisciplinary Programs of SIGGRAPH'93, Edited by Thomas E. Linehan, Computer Graphics Annual Conference Series, Association For Computing Machinery, (ACM), 1993, 240. 1993 - Publication
Thomas E. Linehan, Digital Image -- Digital Cinema, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 33, No. 7, July 1990, 30-37 1990 - Publication
Thomas E. Linehan, Computer Graphics: Opportunity for Artistic Vision, Journal of Art Education, Vol. 36, No. 3, 1983, 11-14 1983 - Publication
Thomas E. Linehan, and Guy Hubbard, Arcade Games, Mindstorms and Art Education, Vol. 36, No. 3, 1983, 18-20 1983 - Publication
Thomas E. Linehan, The City as an Electronic Game board, The Computing Teacher, Vol. 8, No. 7, 1981, 44-48 1981 - Publication
Thomas E. Linehan, The Interdisciplinary Curriculum Series, A set of twelve classroom simulation game books, Herder and Herder, New York, 1969 1969 - Publication

Appointments

Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2002–Present]
Director
University of Texas at Dallas [2002–Present]
Professor of Art Education
Ohio State University [1999–2001]
Director
Ohio State University [1999–2001]
President
Ringling School of Art and Design [1996–1999]
Director
Houston Advanced Research Center [1994–1996]
Senior Vice President
CRSS Architects, Inc. [1992–1994]
Associate Dean
Texas A&M University [1989–1992]
Professor of Architecture, Director
Texas A&M University [1989–1992]
Associate Professor
Ohio State University [1984–1989]

Projects

First Person Cultural Trainer
2009–2009 Thomas E. Linehan with Dr. Marjorie A. Zielke, ATHENA, JNEM, MINERVA COMMITTEE. NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Burbank, CA.
Joint HUMINT War-Gaming Trainer
2008–2008 Thomas E. Linehan, Office of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Readiness and USD. Daniel E. Garner, Director of Readiness and Training, Alexandria, VA.
First Person Cultural Trainer
2009–2009 Thomas E. Linehan with Dr. Marjorie A. Zielke, Urban Operation Modeling and Simulation Summit IX, Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation, Suffolk, VA.
First Person Cultural Trainer
2009–2009 Thomas E. Linehan with Dr. Marjorie Zielke, Interservice/Industry, Training and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Orlando FL
First Person Cultural Trainer
2008–2008 Thomas E. Linehan with Dr. Marjorie A. Zielke, Urban Operations Modeling and Simulation Summit VIII, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterrey, CA.

Additional Information

Service

Professional Service:

  • Art Show Chair, ACM SIGGRAPH 1990 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies, Dallas, TX August, 1990
  • Conference Committee Member, ACM SIGGRAPH, International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies. 1992-1993.
  • Advisory Board Member, J. Paul Getty Trust, Art History Information Program, Los Angeles, CA. 1990-1995
  • Steering Committee “Arts, Technology and Intellectual Property,” The American Assembly, Columbia University, New York, New York 2000-2002
  • DMA-Dallas Museum of Art, Education, Libraries, Digital Initiatives Committee 2005-2009
  • International Game Developers Association, 2000-2009
  • Member, Texas Education Reform Foundation, (TERF) 2009 -2010
  • Richland College Multimedia Technology (MULT) Advisory Committee, 2006 -2009


International Service:

  • Program Advisor, ITESM TECNOLOGICO DE MONTERREY, Arts and Technology Program, Monterrey Tech, Monterrey, Mexico 2007 -2009
  • Program Advisor, CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION EN MATEMATICAS, Animation Program, Guanajuato, Mexico. 2006-2009
  • Program Advisor, Institut Ingemedia, Ingenierie de L’Internet et du Multimedia,
  • L’UNIVERSITE DU SUD, Toulon-Var, FRANCE.

School Service:

  • Member of Ad Hoc Committee for Promotion to Professor for John Pomara 2008
  • Chair of Ad Hoc Committee for Promotion to Associate Professor for Dean Terry 2008
  • Chair of Ad Hoc Third Year Review Committee for Monica Joyce Evans, Assistant Professor of Arts and Humanities in Arts and Technology 2009
  • Member of Ad Hoc Third Year Review Committee for Todd Alan Fechter, Assistant Professor of Arts and Humanities in Arts and Technology 2009
  • Arts and Humanities School Peer Review Committee, 2009.
  • Arts and Humanities, Executive Committee 2007-2009
  • Arts and Humanities Periodic Performance Review Committee 2008-2009

ATEC Faculty Recruitment and Search Committee Chair:

  • Mihai Nadin, Ph.D. Computer Science and Aethetics, Ludwig Maximillian University
  • Midori Kitagawa, Ph.D. Computer Visualization, Texas A & M University
  • Bruce Barnes, MFA, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Dean Terry, M.F.A. Digital Video, Claremont University
  • Frank DuFour, Ph.D. Digital Sound Design, University of Paris
  • David Parry, Ph. D. English/Digital Narratives, SUNY- Albany
  • Monica Evans, Ph.D. Computer Game Narratives, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Todd Fechter, M.F.A. Computer Animation, Ohio State University
  • Chip Wood, Associate Director, Visiting Associate Professor Interaction Design (Texas Instruments)
  • Marge Zielke, Ph.D. Intelligent Agents/Virtual Environments, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Eric Farrar, MFA. Computer Animation, Ohio State University
  • Lucy Petrovich, MFA, University of Illinois, Chicago.

University Service:

  • Search Committee, University Vice President for Business Affairs 2005
  • Search Committee, University Vice President for Research 2007
  • UT Dallas/ UT System, Facility Programming Committee, Arts and Technology Facility 302-392A 2009.
  • Vice Chair, UT Dallas Information Resources Policy and Planning Committee 2006-2009
  • Chair, UT Dallas Campus Facilities Committee 2009-2010
  • University Safety and Security Council 2009-2010
  • Member, Ad Hoc committee, to review the candidacy of Dr. Balakrishnan Prabhakaran (ECS) for promotion to professor. 2009.
Professional Recognitions and Honors
  • Arts and Humanities Distinguished Chair, 2005-Present, Margaret McDermott Chair in Arts and Technology, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX.
  • Academic Fellow, 2007-Present, Academic Affairs, Office of the Chancellor, The University of Texas System, Austin, TX.
  • Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) TECH TITANS, Titan of the Future Award, University Level, September 29, 2007, presented to Arts and Technology, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX.
  • Innovations in Education Award, Inaugural Award Presented May 4, 2007 to the Arts and Technology Program, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX. by The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council. The council awarded three such awards from candidate programs submitted by the nine universities in the UT System.
Professional Memberships
  • Advisory Board, Education and Library Committee, The Dallas Museum of Art, 2005-2009
  • Steering Committee, “Arts, Technology and Intellectual Property,” The American Assembly, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2000-2002 International Game Developers Association, 2000-2009
  • Editorial Board, LEONARDO, Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, MIT Press, 1988-2009
  • Advisory Board, J. Paul Getty Trust, Art History Information Program, Los Angeles, CA, 1990- 1995

News Articles

UTD Establishes One of the Few Motion Capture And Virtual Reality Laboratories in the Country
RICHARDSON, Texas (Jan. 18, 2005) — An interdisciplinary Motion Capture and Virtual Reality Laboratory for the digital recording of motion in 3-D spaces and creating virtual-reality environments has been established at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). Expected to open late next month, it will be one of only a handful of facilities in the country to employ cutting-edge technologies to facilitate the study of human movement, which could spur advances in many disparate fields, including entertainment, education, military, medicine and numerous other research areas. 

A collaboration of UTD’s School of Arts and Humanities and the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, the state-of-the-art lab was funded by monies made available to UTD through a much-publicized economic-development agreement involving Texas Instruments, the State of Texas and the University of Texas System. Under the agreement, code-named “Project Emmitt,” the university is scheduled to receive an infusion of as much as $300 million in public and private funds to beef up its engineering and computer science programs.
UTD Establishes One of the Few Motion Capture And Virtual Reality Laboratories in the Country
RICHARDSON, Texas (Jan. 18, 2005) — An interdisciplinary Motion Capture and Virtual Reality Laboratory for the digital recording of motion in 3-D spaces and creating virtual-reality environments has been established at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). Expected to open late next month, it will be one of only a handful of facilities in the country to employ cutting-edge technologies to facilitate the study of human movement, which could spur advances in many disparate fields, including entertainment, education, military, medicine and numerous other research areas. 

A collaboration of UTD’s School of Arts and Humanities and the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, the state-of-the-art lab was funded by monies made available to UTD through a much-publicized economic-development agreement involving Texas Instruments, the State of Texas and the University of Texas System. Under the agreement, code-named “Project Emmitt,” the university is scheduled to receive an infusion of as much as $300 million in public and private funds to beef up its engineering and computer science programs.
Computer Animation Visionary Dr. Tom Linehan Joins UTD as Professor, Director of New Institute for Interactive Arts and Technology
RICHARDSON, Texas (Jan. 10, 2002) - Dr. Thomas E. Linehan, a visionary in the field of computer animation, has joined The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) as a professor of aesthetic studies and director of UTD’s newly formed Institute for Interactive Arts and Technology.

UTD’s School of Arts and Humanities and its Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science collaborated to create the institute, which will provide students an opportunity to learn about interactive advancements in the fields of communication, entertainment, education and training, as well as in scientific and medical applications.
Computer Animation Visionary Dr. Tom Linehan Joins UTD as Professor, Director of New Institute for Interactive Arts and Technology
RICHARDSON, Texas (Jan. 10, 2002) - Dr. Thomas E. Linehan, a visionary in the field of computer animation, has joined The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) as a professor of aesthetic studies and director of UTD’s newly formed Institute for Interactive Arts and Technology.

UTD’s School of Arts and Humanities and its Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science collaborated to create the institute, which will provide students an opportunity to learn about interactive advancements in the fields of communication, entertainment, education and training, as well as in scientific and medical applications.
UTD Arts and Technology Program Hits the Road
RICHARDSON, Texas (June 21, 2005) — The Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) later this month will take its highly acclaimed program on the road — to the Mexican Research Center for Mathematics (known as CIMAT) in Guanajuato, Mexico — with a course in computer animation and Internet graphics.

The class, which begins on June 27 and is scheduled to last six weeks, will focus on advanced animation techniques and Internet graphic methods. Students will be required to complete an interactive technology project and will have an opportunity to use UTD’s state-of-the-art animation software.

Dr. Thomas Linehan, who is a director of the UTD institute, along with Pablo Trinidad, a Ph.D. student in arts and technology, will lead the undergraduate-level program.

Affiliations

Masters advisement/direction
Srinath S. Aiyer, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2004F Elizabeth Jean Alavi, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2005S Vanessa Paugh, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2005S Jerry M. Robinson, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2005U Christopher L. Edwards, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2005F Derek S. Hammons, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2005F Chih-Yuan Huang, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2005F Kathryn Z. Klaene, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2005F Jeffrey Paul Senita, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2005F Priya D. Shetty, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2005F Russell Lawrence Smith, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2005F David George Hrisco, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2006S Sara T. Ishii, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2006S Weichi Kao, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2006S Harold Dwayne Leach, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2006S Johnny Phu Kha Nguyen, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2006S Christopher Eric Baze, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2006U Richard D. Hill, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2006U Michael Anthony Smith, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2006U Katherine Celeste Fain, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2006F Greta Poulsen, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2006F Elicia Victoria Brandon, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2007S Carolina Hani Dabbah, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2007S Nathan A. Hubbard, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2007S Tarunpreet Kaur, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2007S Joel M. Ladella, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2007U David William McCullough, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2007U *Emmanuel Nunez Paclibon, ATEC MA Advisor, 2007U Russell Lawrence Smith, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2007U Brian Michael Edwards, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2007F Lee Ann Harrington, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2007F Kiagho Bukheti Kilonzo, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2007F Orawin None Rungsinan, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2007F Kevin R. Taylor, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2007F Richard L. Traynham, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2007F Christopher Eric Baze, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2007F Mary Elizabeth Benedicto, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008S William Clay Beutler, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008S Kim Leann Crawford, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2008S Miguel H. Cubillos-Acevedo, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008S Singkham Sean Khamnouane, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008S Daniel J. Langendorf, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008S Veronica S. Lelewicz, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008S Mark James McGahan, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008S Sumaiya Mehreen, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008S Manuel M. Pecina, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008S Aaron Morgan Rathbun, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2008S Joo Eun Chi, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008U Christopher Ryan, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2008U Lucas Miller Johnson, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008U Raymond B. Johnson, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008U Abha Joshi, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2008U Julia Ann Melvin, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2008U Jana Kay Miller, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008U Ruben Alfonso Lopez Nieto, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008U James Alfred Brank, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2008F Kelly D. Brown, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008F Kaivan Ghassem-Al-Askari, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008F John A. Keese, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008F Betsy Graham Lewis, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008F Noah Arthur Peters, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008F Thomas Christopher Roome, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008F Tatyana Vladimirovna Thorp, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008F Diing Yuan D. Wang, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008F Wei Wei Zhang, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2008F *David Leon Ford III, ATEC MA Advisor, 2009S Rajashi Ghosh, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2009S Monica Ann Kruse, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2009S * Michael Dennis Lynch, ATEC MA Advisor, 2009S Esha D. Patel, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2009S **Irene G. Pospelova, ATEC MFA Advisor, 2009S Joshua Anthony Rylander, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2009S Chitra Shriram, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2009S Anthony Steven Vincenti, ATEC MA Advisor, Graduate of 2009S Mason Thomas York, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2009S Yiow-Jun Joe Chuang, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2009U Hua Qian, ATEC MFA Advisor, Graduate of 2009U
Current Ph.D. Advising
Ayman A.Al-amoudi, Ph.D. Advisor 2005 Timothy Van Christopher, Ph.D. Advisor 2005 Pablo Trinidad, Ph.D. Advisor 2005 Elizabeth Jean Alavi, Ph.D. Advisor 2005 James Clayton Innocent, Ph.D. Advisor 2005 Giraud Polite, Ph.D. Advisor 2005 Tuan Chau Ho, Ph.D. Advisor 2006 Chih-Yuan Huang, Ph.D. Advisor 2006 Jeffrey Paul Senita, Ph.D. Advisor 2006 Garman C. Herigstad, Ph.D. Advisor 2006 Carolina Hani Dabbah, Ph.D. Advisor 2007 Anthony Tyler, Ph.D., Advisor 2007 David George Hrisco, Ph.D. Advisor 2008 Katherine C. Fain, Ph.D. Advisor 2009 Jerry Robinson, Ph.D. Advisor 2009
Graduated Ph.D. Advisees
Monica Joyce Evans, Ph.D. Monica Joyce Evans, Ph.D. Adam Lloyd Brackin, Ph.D. Janice Lynn Franklin, Ph.D.

Funding

Brilliant Munitions
$240,000 - UT Dallas [2009–2010]
First Person Cultural Trainer
$450,000 - U.S. Army, TRISA, Fort Leavenworth, KS2009-2010 [2009–2010]
First Person Cultural Trainer
$500,000 - U.S. Army, TRADOC - G2, TRISA, Fort Leavenworth, KS 2008-2009 [2008–2009]
Culture and Character: a Training Game
$411,000 - U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command TRADOC - DCSINT FUTURES [2006–2008]
HUMINT - War Gaming Trainer
$220,000 - U.S. Joint Forces Command [2006–2008]