Todd Fechter

Senior Associate Dean - Arts Tech And Comm
Tags: Animation & Games Design & Technology Emerging Media Art Art & Science

Professional Preparation

M.S. - M.F.A., Digital Animation & Visualization
Ohio State University - 2002
B.S.D. - Industrial Design
Ohio State University - 2000

Appointments

Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2007–2007]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2007–Present]
Freelance 3D artist
Various [2006–Present]
Lead Modeler
Element X Creative, Dallas, TX [2006–2007]
Adjunct Instructor
University of Texas at Dallas [2005–2006]
Head of Environment Modeling
DNA Productions, Irving, TX [2004–2006]
Modeler/Rigger
DNA Productions, Irving, TX [2002–2004]
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Ohio State University [2000–2002]

Additional Information

Service
  • Nominated and Elected to the UT Dallas Arts and Humanities Executive Committee, August 2009
  • Search Committee Chair for ATEC search number 1052: Assistant Professor of Virtual Environments and Online Worlds, Spring 2009
  • Multiple career day presentations, Richardson ISD, January 2009
  • The Trinity River Visualization: A Making Of, lecture and information presentation open to all ATEC students and faculty, January 2008
  • Creating an Animate Short for Students, lecture and information presentation open to all ATEC students and faculty, October 2007

News Articles

ATEC School Draws Upon New Professors' Skills to Build Programs

The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communications
is beginning its first year with three new tenure-track faculty members who will help build new areas of study in the school.  


One of the new faculty members studies digital culture and new media art, and the two new animation professors have extensive experience in the technical industry.

ATEC Prof Designs Robots for ‘Terminator’ Sequel
An Arts and Technology (ATEC) faculty member has had a small stake in whether the next installment in the Terminator series flies or flops at the summer box office.

Todd Fechter, assistant professor of 3D computer animation with the ATEC program in the School of Arts and Humanities, spent the last two months working on components of a viral Web site which supports the upcoming Warner Bros. release, Terminator: Salvation.

Funding

UT Dallas Campus Visualization
$25,000 - Vice President of Business Affairs, University of Texas at Dallas [2009–2009]
Collaborative Undergraduate Computing Studios Facilitating Decentralized Participation
Year 1, $123,000 Year 2, $135,00 - NSF Creative IT Project [2009–2012]
The Trinity River Corridor: An Aerial Animation
$34,000.00 - The Trinity Trust [2007–2007]