About

Picture of David Rueckert with Jugenlicher Vogelgeist sculpture at the Thomas Nelson Community College 2013 Faculty Show

David Rueckert with Jugenlicher Vogelgeist sculpture at the Thomas Nelson Community College 2014 Faculty Show

David Rueckert is a teacher and artist.

Teaching

Mr. Rueckert is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, VA, where he has taught full time in the Graphic and Media Design program since 2006. His teaching assignments cover a broad range of art disciplines and include a long list of courses:

Computer Graphics I (ART 283)
History of Film and Animation (ART 150)
Animation I (ART 203)
Animation II (ART 204)
Drawing I (ART 121)
Fundamentals of Design I (ART 131)
Fundamentals of Design II (ART 132)
3D Computer Design I
3D Computer Design II
Graphic Design for Studio Arts (ART 280)
Resume and Portfolio Preparation (ART 287)
Seminar and Project – Digital Design and Publishing for the iPad (ART298)
Seminar and Project – Digital Illustration (ART298)
Design for the Web I (ART 116)
Design for the Web II (ART 117)
Electronic Darkroom (PHT 135-03H)

Prior to Thomas Nelson, Mr. Rueckert worked for six years at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, where he taught digital art and animation courses on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He also taught Computer Graphics and Photography courses for several semesters at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA.

 

Education

M.F.A.  2003  Art and Visual Technology (AVT) George Mason University (GMU)
Digital Arts Specialization, 4.0 GPA

Graduate Scholarships and Awards

  • Wachovia Bank Endowed Scholarship at GMU for outstanding academic achievement in the Department of Art and Visual Technology – November 28, 2001
  • AVT Teaching Assistant Scholarship – Fall 2001
  • AVT Teaching Assistant Scholarship – Academic Year Fall 2000 – Spring 2001
  • AVT Teaching Assistant Scholarship – Spring 2000

B.L.S.  1995  Fine Art   University of Mary Washington (UMW)
Studio Art Emphasis 3.9 GPA – Highest Distinction

Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

  • Alpha Phi Sigma National Scholastic Fraternity, Gamma Chapter – selected as member in recognition of Distinguished Scholarship – April 10, 1995
  • Melchers-Gray Scholarship in Studio Art – Purchase Award – April 6, 1995
  • Art Department Award in Photography  – April 6, 1995
  • Art Department Award in Sculpture – April 6, 1995
  • Art Department Honorable Mention in Painting – April 6, 1995
  • Art Department Award in Textile Design – April 17, 1994
  • Art Department Honorable Mention in Printmaking – April 17, 1994

B.S.B.A. 1976  Business Administration Bucknell University
Management Major

Art
Mr. Rueckert has produced a broad range of art in both digital and traditional media. Starting in Fall 2015 this blog will feature new projects as they are created.

Picture of David Rueckert with Digital Paintings at the Thomas Nelson Community College 2013 Faculty Show

David Rueckert with Digital Paintings at the Thomas Nelson Community College 2013 Faculty Show

Rebirth of Mark Making - Charcoal, 44 X 60 inches, shown at the Fall 2016 Thomas Nelson Faculty Exhibit.

Rebirth of Mark Making – Charcoal, 44 X 60 inches, shown at the Fall 2016 Thomas Nelson Faculty Exhibit.

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  1. Joe Di Bella

    Hey, Dave.
    You just came to my mind so I tracked you down and see that you are doing some remarkable things at Thomas Nelson. Impressive record of achievement an a log of courses that makes my head swirl! Man, you are busier than ever! But I know that your students are in the best, most caring and professional hands. Very proud of what you’re doing. When you have a chance, drop me a line and let me know how you’re doing. We haven’t had lunch in ages! I’m retired now. And I’m enjoying it.

    Best always.
    Joe

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