Trudy Abadie

  • B.A., communications/advertising, Loyola University, 1990
  • M.F.A., graphic design, SCAD, 1993
  • Ed.D., educational leadership, University of North Florida

As a designer and design manager I knew the importance of guiding, coaching and mentoring as you help others develop skills and find their voice. When the opportunity to teach came up, I knew I could make a difference.

Trudy Abadie | Graphic design professor

Awards, recognition and honors

  • 2014 Thomas Mulkeen Award for the Doctoral Dissertation that Best Exemplifies Practice-Centered Inquiry for her doctoral dissertation, “Accountability and Quality in Higher Education—A Case Study”
  • 2011 U.S. Distance Learning Association Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching Award
  • Nominated for Dean Collins Photoshop World Educational Scholarship
  • The Institutional Technology Council Distinguished Educator Award
  • Educator of the Year Award, University of North Florida student government
  • Selected for “Who's Who Among America's Teachers,” 8th and 9th editions
  • The Art Institute of Tampa Bravo Award for Outstanding Service
  • The United Student Forum/SCAD Outstanding Service to the Student Body Award

Organizations

AIGA, the professional association for design; American Educational Research Association; The eLearning Guild; Online Learning Consortium

Previous Positions

Design management and print design experience in giftware, stationery, medical, dental, manufacturing, and non-profits; freelance designer and consultant; design educator and department chair

Publications and presentations

  • “The Creative Process” workshop for high school students in Jacksonville, Florida; Annapolis, Maryland; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Nashville, Tennessee, 2014 to present
  • “The Power of Type” workshop for high school students in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2013
  • “Typography, Grids, Printing and Inspiration—Oh My!” at Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California, via SCAD Connect, 2013
  • “Careers in Design” at Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California, 2013
  • Doctoral dissertation: “Accountability and Quality in Higher Education—A Case Study,” 2013
  • "Let's Have a Live Crit: An Introduction to the Importance of Current Technology in Distance Courses" at the 6th annual Designs on eLearning Conference in Savannah, Georgia
  • "The Changing Faces of Graphic Design" at the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • "Using Parallel Analysis to Determine the Number of Components to Extract in Principal Components Analysis" at the Mid-South Educational Research Association Conference
  • "High-Stakes Portfolio Assessment in Undergraduate Graphic Design Programs" at the Measuring Unique Studies Effectively Conference
  • "Re-evaluate Graphic Design in the Digital World," co-presenter with David Begley, assistant professor, University of North Florida, Southeastern College Art Conference
  • "Creating a Design Curriculum in a Dynamic Environment Session—Part II," co-chair with David Begley, assistant professor, University of North Florida, Southeastern College Art Conference