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Edward Tywoniak  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ed.D Leadership and Technology, University of San Francisco, Institutue for Catholic Educational Leadership, January 2000
  • MFA Electronic Music Composition and Recording Technology, Mills College of California, Center for Contemporary Music, Oakland, CA, May 1983
  • B.Sc. Psychology, Saint Mary's College of California, May 1975

Teaching Experience:

  • Department of Communication - Saint Mary's College of California (1978 - Present)

Awards:

  • John Baptist de La Salle Award - Saint Marys College Alumni Association (December 05, 2006)
    Award for teaching and scholarly excellence.
  • Lasallian Educator Award - Saint Mary's College of California (April 2000)
    Jointly awarded by both Christian Brothers communities at Saint Mary's for College for dedication and service to the mission of the college.
  • KSMC Meritorious Service Award - Saint Mary's College of California (May 1997)
    Awarded for ongoing dedication and service to radio station KSMC-FM.
  • United Media Award - (April 1996)
    Awarded by the Association Students for dedication and service to campus media.
  • Meritorious Achievement Award for Musical Composition and Direction - American College Theater Festival, Lincoln Center, New York

Fellowship:

  • Faculty Fellow for Technology and Curriculum - Saint Mary's College of California (September 2008)
    Saint Mary's College Faculty Fellow from 2007 through 2009.

Grants:

  • Principle Investigator - W. M. Keck Foundation (June 2012)
    A two-year $250,000 grant for research into the study of digital culture.
  • Alumni Faculty Fellowship Grant - Saint Mary's College of California (May 2010)

Honors:

  • Certificate of Recognition - California State Senate (May 2010)
    Presented by State Senator Ellen Corbett for support of people with development disabilities
  • Certificate of Recognition - East Bay Innovations; San Leandro, CA (May 2010)
    Presented by Tom Heinz, Executive Director for support of people with development disabilities
  • Outstanding Service - Saint Anthony of Padua Parish (May 2010)
    Honored along with Christian Brothers Provincial for service to La Salle Elementary School (Reedley, CA)
  • Distinguished Dissertation of the Year - University of San Francisco (May 2001)
    Awarded for excellence in research and scholarship in a doctoral dissertation.

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership - Colin Powell. Tywoniak, Edward (other-Seminar Leader)
    Athenian Dialogue Society
    (January 2014)
  • Symbols at the Edge of Time: Time Binding and the Cosmology of Australia's Aborigines (Part 2). Tywoniak, Edward (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    General Semantics Conference (Princeton Club, New York, NY)
    (October 2013)
  • And the Walls of Jericho Came Tumbling Down: Music & the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    14th Annual Media Ecology Association (Grand Valley State University, MI)
    (June 2013)
  • Death, Ritual and Performance. Tywoniak, Edward (panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    14th Annual Media Ecology Association (Grand Valley State University, MI)
    (June 2013)
  • Neil Postman: Technopoly. Tywoniak, Edward (other-Seminar Leader)
    Athenian Dialogue Society
    (January 2013)
  • Symbols at the Edge of Time: Time Binding & the Cosmology of Australia's Aborigines (Part 1). Tywoniak, Edward (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    General Semantics Conference (Princeton Club, New York, NY)
    (October 2012)
  • Journal Editor's Address. Tywoniak, Edward (invited)
    General Semantics Conference (New York City)
    (October 2012)
  • Voices in My Head: On the Nature of News/Information Morphology and its Effect on the Contemporary Mind. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    13th Media Ecology Convention (Manhattan College, NY)
    (June 2012)
  • Steve Jobs and Leadership. Tywoniak, Edward (other-Seminar Leader)
    Athenian Dialogue Society
    (January 2012)
  • Contested Generational Voices of Imagined Work and Digital Mobility. Tywoniak, Edward (panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    National Communication Association
    (November 2011)
  • Voices From the Cloud: The Virtual Sonification of Contemporary Culture. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    National Communication Association
    (November 2011)
  • The Voices of Our Digital Movement: From a Media Ecology Perspective. Tywoniak, Edward (panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    National Communication Association
    (November 2011)
  • Avatar Shmavatar: The Disembodiment of the Contemporary Mind. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    National Communication Association; San Francisco, CA
    (November 14, 2010)
  • Korzybski's Apple and the World of Null-A: Reflections on Teaching General Semantics Through the Lens of Science Fiction. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    Institute of General Semantics Symposium: New Languages, New Relations, New Realities (New York City, NY)
    (October 29, 2010)
  • The Digital Didgeridoo: Reflections on Aboriginal Culture, Music and Language in the 21st Century. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    Media Ecology Association 11th Annual Convention, University of New Brunswick, Orono, Maine
    (June 2010)
  • Digital Symbionts, Chemical Parasites and Other Cyborgs: Seeking Balance in Our New Ecologies. Tywoniak, Edward
    Media Ecology Association 11th Annual Convention University of New Brunswick, Orono, Maine
    Panel Chair
    (June 2010)
  • Violence and Terrorists and Guerillas - Oh My!. Tywoniak, Edward
    National Communication Association (San Diego)
    Respondent
    (November 2008)
  • The Unconventional World of the Citizen of Tomorrow. Tywoniak, Edward
    National Communication Association (San Diego)
    Respondent
    (November 2008)
  • Culture and Identity in the Digital Age. Tywoniak, Edward
    National Communication Association (San Diego)
    Panel Chair
    (November 2008)
  • 12,000 Years From Pythagoras: Numbers, Time and the Music of the Long Now. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    Media Ecology Association (Santa Clara, CA)
    (June 2008)
  • (RE)Constructing Online Spaces: New Media Communication, Democracy and Ethics. Tywoniak, Edward
    National Communication Association (Chicago)
    Respondent
    (November 2007)
  • Fides et Ratio in the Digital Diaspora. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    National Communication Association (Chicago)
    Competitive Paper in Media Ecology
    (November 2007)
  • Towards a Classical Quadrivium: The Place of Marshall McLuhan in the Learning of His Time. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    Media Ecology Association (Mexico City)
    A paper focusing on Media Ecology and the Liberal Arts.
    (June 2007)
  • Communication Issues in Research Administration. Tywoniak, Edward (invited)
    Society of Research Administrators Western Regional Conference (Hawaii)
    Invited presentation on the effects of generational bias in communication.
    (April 2007)
  • Media Ecology and the Liberal Arts. Tywoniak, Edward
    National Communication Association (San Antonio, Texas)
    Attendee
    (November 2006)
  • Educating for Ethics in the Digital Age. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    National Communication Association (Boston)
    Top three competitive papers in Communication Ethics.
    (October 2005)
  • Tywoniak, Edward (invited)
    Summit Conference: National Program for Consultative Guidance to Catholic Education (Napa, CA)
    (September 2005)
  • Heidegger and the Question of Technology. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society (Univ. of California, Berkeley)
    (February 2005)
  • Report on Curriculum and Technology Within a Lasallian Pedagogical Model (Rome). Tywoniak, Edward (invited)
    Generalate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
    (January 2005)
  • Heidegger and the Question of Technology. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    National Communication Association (Boston)
    Competitive paper in the Media Ecology division.
    (2005)
  • The Question Concerning the Question Concerning Technology. Tywoniak, Edward (invited)
    TAIF Conference on Distance Learning and Technology (Mooloolaba, Australia)
    (November 2004)
  • Moral Education in the Digital Age. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    Conference on Civic Education Research (Reno, Nevada)
    (September 2004)
  • Tywoniak, Edward
    National Communication Association (Miami, Fl)
    Attendee
    (November 2003)
  • An Analysis of Lasallian Pedagogy Within a 21st Century Context. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    National Catholic Educational Association (Atlantic City, N.J.)
    (April 2002)
  • The Spirituality of the Educator. Tywoniak, Edward and Shimibakuro (Univ. Of San Francisco), Gini (paper)
    National Catholic Educational Association (New Orleans)
    (April 1999)
  • Alternative Music Controllers: An Historical Overview & Future Design Parameters of Electronic Music Instrumentation. Tywoniak, Ed
    Cogswell College Multimedia Conference, Cogswell College, Cupertino, CA
    (1997)
  • Student Media: An Histoical Perspective Keynote Speaker. Tywoniak, Ed
    First Annual Media Awards Banquet, Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA
    (1995)
  • Reflections on the Information Superhighway. Tywoniak, Ed
    Lafayette Rotary Club
    (1993)
  • Interactive Computer Music Programs in Live Performance. Tywoniak, Ed
    Cogswell College Computer Music Conference, Cogswell College, Cupertino, CA
    (1991)
  • Future View of Real-Time Computer Appplications for the Arts. Tywoniak, Ed
    Cogswell College MIDI Exposition, Cogswell College, Cupertino, CA
    (1990)
  • Composition and Performance on the Buchla 400 Digital Keyboard Instrument. Tywoniak, Ed
    New York Music Exposition, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
    (1986)
  • A Proposal for a San Francisco Bay Area College Broadcaster's Consortia. Tywoniak, Ed
    Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Regional Conference, Foothill College, CA
    (1985)
  • Studio Design Considerations for the Instruction of Radio Broadcasting. Tywoniak, Ed
    Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Regional Conference, Foothill College, CA
    (1984)
  • Report on Curriculum and Technology Within a Lasallian Pedagogical Model (Rome). Tywoniak, Edward (invited)
    Generalate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
    Presented to the Office of the Vicar General
  • An Analysis of Lasallian Pedagogy Within a 21st Century Context. Tywoniak, Edward (paper)
    National Catholic Educational Association (Atlantic City, N.J.)
  • Neil Postman: Technopoly. Tywoniak, Edward (panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    Athenian Dialogue Society

Publications:

  • Tywoniak, Edward. February 2014. Key Lasallian Themes, ed. Tywoniak, Edward E., Lasallian International Conference
  • Tywoniak, Edward. December 2013. Grounding, ETC: A Review of General Semantics, vol. Seventy, issue Four, pg.369, ed. Tywoniak, Edward E., Institute of General Semnantics
  • Tywoniak, Edward. (2013). The Question Concerning Poetry. ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Vol. Seventy, Iss. Three, 229.
  • Tywoniak, Edward. April 2013. General Semantics and Speculative Fiction, ETC: A Review of General Semantics, vol. Seventy, issue Two, ed. Tywoniak, Edward E., Institute of General Semnantics
  • Tywoniak, Edward. (2013). The Semantics of Numbers. ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Vol. Seventy, Iss. One, 2.
  • Tywoniak, Edward. (2010). Still Hoping: A Reflection on the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Vol. Sixty-Seven, Number Three, pp. 287-293.
  • Tywoniak, Edward, Dick, Margaret, Schoenfeldt-Aultman, Scott & Rig, Scott. (2009). Communication and Social Understanding. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt
  • Tywoniak, Edward. July 2007. Book Review: Perspectives on Culture, Technology and Communication: The Media Ecology Tradition, Texas Speech Communication Journal, vol. 32, issue Number 1, pg.Pages 73-75, ed. Drumheller, Matthew N., Texas Speech Communication Association
  • Tywoniak, Edward. July 2007. Book Review: Real Law @ Virtual Space: Regulation in Cyberspace, Texas Speech Communication Journal, vol. 32, issue Number 1, pg.73-76, ed. Drumheller, Matthew M., Texas Speech Communication Association
  • Tywoniak, Edward. 2006. Music as a Metatechnical Thema, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Common Ground Publishing
  • Tywoniak, Edward. 2005. Question Concerning the Question Concerning Technology, The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, vol. Volume 1, issue Number One, Common Ground Publishing
  • Tywoniak, Edward E. January 1995. Jupiter Systems MDT v.1 (Product Review), EQ: Project Recording and Sound Techniques, vol. 6, issue 1
  • Tywoniak, Edward. April 1993. Electronic Artisans: How Synthesizers are Made, Electronic Musician, vol. Volume 9, issue Number Four
  • Tywoniak, Edward E. 1993. Show Time: The Technology of the Grateful Dead, Guitar Player: Grateful Dead Special Edition
  • Tywoniak, Edward E. 1993. Los Angeles Project Studios, Roland User Group Magazine, vol. 11, issue 1
  • Tywoniak, Edward E. 1984. Music and the Liberal Arts Tradition, Saint Mary's College Educational Perspectives, vol. 1, issue 2
  • Tywoniak, Edward. . General Semantics and Speculative Fiction, ETC: A Review of General Semantics, vol. Seventy, issue Three, pg.77, ed. Tywoniak, Edward E., Institute of General Semnantics
  • Tywoniak, Edward E.. Over 50 columns and articles published between 1990 and 1999, BAM Magazine, BAM Media Publications
  • Tywoniak, Edward E.. New Technologies Product Review, Mondo 2000, issue 5
  • Tywoniak, Edward E.. Tom Ze (Music Review), Mondo 2000, issue 5
  • Tywoniak, Edward E.. Industrial Symphony No. 1 (Video Review), Mondo 2000, issue 4
  • Tywoniak, Edward E.. Interview: Skinny Puppy, Mondo 2000, issue 4
  • Tywoniak, Edward.. General Semantics and Speculative Fiction, ETC: A Review of General Semantics, vol. Seventy, issue Two, pg.77, ed. Tywoniak, Edward E., Institute of General Semnantics
  • Tywoniak, Edward.. Key Lasallian Themes, ed. Tywoniak, E

Performances:

Independent

  • Our Town. Sacred Heart-Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco, CA. (April 1999)
    Sound Designer
  • Changes II (John Cage). John Cage Interactive Musicircus, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. (September 1994)
    Performer (Serge Modular Electronic Synthesizer)
  • Entrance Music for Elizabeth Taylor and Dance Music for Cirque de Sole Arial Acrobats. Macy's Passport '93 Fashion Show, San Francisco and Los Angeles. (September 1993)
    Composer
  • Corazon de Agua: Heart of Water. Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA. (November 1992)
    Performer and Composer with performance ensemble Obsidian Songs
  • Mixcoatl. Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA. (October 1992)
    Performer/Composer/Visual Co-Designer with performance ensemble Obsidian Songs,
  • The Sound of Music. Sacred Heart-Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco, CA. (October 1992)
    Sound Designer
  • Various Music Performances, Performer and Composer with performance ensemble, Obsidian Songs. (1992)
    1992-1997

Saint Mary's College

  • Alabama Rain. (April 1999)
    Sound Designer
  • Extended Education 19th Anniversary Video. (March 1999)
    Executive Producer
  • Lasallian Heritage Video. (January 1999)
    Associate Producer
  • Saint Mary's College Capital Campaign, Video. (October 1998)
    Associate Producer
  • Tribute to Brother Mel Anderson, FSC, Video. (May 1997)
    Executive Producer
  • Tom Candiotti Saint Mary's Sports Hall of Fame Induction Video. (January 1995)
    Executive Producer
  • The Reign in Spain: History, Music and Literature of the Age of Discovery, Slide Show. (October 1994)
    Technical Producer - Slide Show
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