Professor & Chair of Graphic Design & Visual Communications
Ryan Torma is a learning designer, helping colleges design online and hybrid programs through integrating collaborative learning design and digital design practices. He has also worked as a web designer, print designer and photographer. Torma is a Doctor of Education candidate at Bethel University, studying how collaborative human-centered design practices can support learning and innovation in higher education. He holds a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Luther Seminary and a B.A. in Photojournalism & Visual Communication from the University of Minnesota. Read full bio.
Affiliate Faculty in Graphic Design & Visual Communications
Professor Brenchley’s impressive professional credentials include serving as Software Quality Engineering Manager with Adobe System’s InDesign/InCopy development team. A Trinity graduate himself, he later earned a B.A. in Education from Western Washington University and an M.B.A. and Graduate Certificate in E-Commerce from City University, Seattle. He continues a lifelong interest on the intersection between business, technology, education, and faith. Read full bio.
Affiliate Faculty in Communications (2D and 3D)
Dr. David Schulz
Professor & Chair of Communications
Director, General Studies
Contact: 425.249.4764, David.Schulz@TLC.edu
Dr. Schulz teaches courses in public speaking, rhetorical theory, persuasive messages, and methods of research and inquiry. Students eagerly respond to his high-expectation courses and individual mentoring. He earned a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from the Pennsylvania State University, has authored several publications (including co-authoring a book used in communication courses nation-wide), has frequently presented at national and international academic conferences. Read full biography
Affiliate Faculty in Communications (Video Production)
Professor Tolmie is recognized as one of the premier broadcast storytellers in the Pacific Northwest, serving 25 years as a production executive at Seattle’s KOMO-TV and winning numerous regional and national broadcasting awards, including 10 Emmys®. He has produced hundreds of talk shows, documentaries, and live broadcasts and currently serves as President of Storyteller Communications in Everett. He brings this impressive professional background to courses in multimedia storytelling and video production.
Matt Whitney, M.F.A.
Affiliate Faculty in Graphic Design & Visual Communications (Photography)
Matt is a multi-disciplinary artist working and living in Seattle, and exhibits his works across the United States and Canada. His current artistic practice revolves around the concept of “sacred space” – those places in which transcendent or spiritual significance is attached. Through the excavation and examination of these language structures around our environments, and having experienced creating and exhibiting art within churches and art galleries, Matt’s practice has currently taken him outside these structures into the everyday environments through which we move and live. This has particularly manifested in the practice of walking.