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Christopher Kern, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Photography
Program Lead, Photography

Office Phone: (951) 552-8150
Office Location: ABPK B26
Office Hours: Available by Appointment -

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.F.A. Photography - Art for Commerce Academy of Art University 2007
B.A. Photo Communications / Business Administration California State University, Fullerton 2004
  • Courses Taught

    PHO 105 - Digital Photography (The Camera)
    PHO 110 - Commercial Photography
    PHO 310 - Process & Practice
    PHO 330 - Visual Storytelling
    PHO 332 - Studio Lighting
    PHO 350 - Digital Printing & Color Management
    PHO 400 - Special Topics
    PHO 415 - Context & Narrative
    PHO 432 - Location Lighting
    PHO 433 - Studio Practice
    PHO 450 - Digital Asset Management
    PHO 485 - Photography Business
    PHO 499 - Portfolio & Gallery
    DES 310 - Creativity: Collaboration and Context (Design Thought Practicum)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Photography Program Curriculum for Higher Education
    Theory into Practice
    Professional Practice
    Portfolio Development
    Marketing & Promotion
    Industry & Networking
    Creative Collaboration
    Photography Facilities and Equipment

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Canon Live Learning - Costa Mesa, CA
    Academy of Art University - San Francisco, CA
    Art Institute of California - Inland Empire - San Bernardino, CA
    Art Institute of California - Orange County - Santa Ana, CA
    Irvine Valley College - Irvine, CA

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Featured in the Photography industry by; PDN, CMYK, IPA, and the APA.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Grove Men - The Grove Community Church (Riverside, CA)
    Sandals Church - Hunter Park (Riverside, CA)

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Youth Innovation Center at Arlington Park (Advisory Board)
    Alvord Unified School District CTE Advisory Board
    Riverside Unified School District CTE Advisory Board
    Orange Unified School District CTE Advisory Board
    Norte Vista High School CTE Digital Media (Advisory Board)
    Elsinore High School CTE Digital Media (Advisory Board)
    Patriot High School CTE TV/Video Production & Digital Photography (Advisory Board)
    Martin Luther King High School CTE Photography (Advisory Board)
    Houston Community College - Digital Communication (Advisory Board)
    American Society of Media Photographers - Los Angeles (Professional Member)
    American Photographic Artists - San Francisco + Los Angeles (Professional Member)
    Society for Photographic Education - West (Chapter Member)

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Family, Mentorship, Continued Education, Cultivating Relationships, Professional Networking, Community Service, Photography, History, Art, Culture

  • Personal Philosophy

    “We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming ‘sub-creator’ and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall.” - J.R.R. Tolkien