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Sandra L. Sneesby

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Sandra Luzzi Sneesby is a media artist whose work includes video and interactive. She has written, produced, directed and edited short and feature length films and videos. Her interactive work includes web development, multimedia kiosks, and enhanced music CDs. From binary to fps, her passions include both film and technology.

Sandra has created multimedia software, including a touch screen Kiosk retail system, an enhanced CD Turn it On! Turn it Up! for the Grammy Award winning Roomful of Blues band and many website projects. Her passion for video and film is evident in her work as producer and editor on several independent feature and short films, including her own short narrative fiction film, Nativity. Her editing work led her to earn an ACI Academic certification from Avid Technology, which enables her to train a new generation of Media Composer editors.

She has taught video production, technology and multimedia production at Providence College, Rhode Island School of Design and the Community College of Rhode Island, where she is currently an Associate Professor of Communication. She also serves as Distance Learning Coordinator, develops curriculum and teaches courses in Video Production, Mass Communication, Video Editing, Web development and several others. She is a co-advisor to the New Media Group student club and serves on several college committees, including the Americans with Disability Committee and the Accessibility Task Force. Her work with web development students earned her an Award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for facilitating construction of a website for FEMA’s Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) program. She also led students on construction of a large scale website for the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, including video commercials for broadcast and web.

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M.F.A. Film and Media Art, Emerson College
M.A. Visual & Media Arts, Emerson College
B.S. Business Management/Communications, Rhode Island College
P.A.C.E. (Program for Accelerated Computer Education), Hospital Trust National Bank (Santander Bank)

Selected Publications

Bain, L. Z., Hayden M., & Sneesby, S. (2010). “An Empirical Study of User Authentication: The Perceptions versus Practice of Strong Passwords.” Issues in Information Systems. 

-The Women Who Loved Poe | Producer, Director – film installation revealing the interior life of writer Edgar Allan Poe, as told by the women who loved him.
-Nativity | Producer, Director – short film exploring the incarnation as it is revealed in the human person.
-Turn it on! Turn it up! Enhanced CD | Developer – interactive media track.
-Antique Center Kiosk – | Developer – touch screen interactive database kiosk.
-Girl Scouts of Rhode Island | Director – 30 second commercial spot.
-The Dead Zoo | Editor – short film
-Ringo Vings | Producer – short film

Women who loved Poe

Academic Focus

Film & Media Arts
Digital Media

Areas of Expertise

Media Production
Installation media
Web programming

Presentations and Activities

ADA Governance Committee
CCRI Film Festival - The Knighties
CCRI Radio
CCRI Channel

Awards & Honors

FEMA Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) Program

Areas of Interest

New Media Technologies
Internet of Things (IoT)