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Professor / BS Art Education Curriculum Coordinator

David Porter

David Porter

Professor / BS Art Education Curriculum Coordinator
Department or Division: Division of Fine Arts
Office Location: Brooks Theatre - Room 103
Phone Number:(570) 945-8465

What makes Keystone special to me?
"Keystone College is an intimate school where students and faculty can teach and learn in partnership with each other. Students' goals can be identified easily and then students can be advised into the best course of action to attain their goals."


  • MA in Art Therapy from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Graduate work in painting at California State University in Sacramento, California
  • BFA in Design and Illustration from Tyler School of Fine Art of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Courses Teaching:

  • Art 105: Drawing and Composition I
  • Art 109: Two-Dimensional Design
  • Art 209: Fundamentals of Graphic Design
  • Art 309: Graphic Design II: Intermediate Graphic Design
  • Art 409A&B: Graphic Design III: Advanced Graphic Design/Senior Seminar
  • Art 114: Electronic Media in the Arts
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Animation during April High School Mini Arts Workshops


As an educator, graphic designer, and art therapist, and through efforts such as the "Our Community Image" page created for The Scranton Times newspaper and as a contribution to the profession of art therapy; Professor Porter studies and fosters the understanding of the importance of the public display of visual expression. His knowledge of art therapy provides him with a psychological perspective on artistic development as it relates to how people know their world, while his work experience as a publication designer provides his students with practical design solutions.


Professor Porter's published works include black and white illustrations for editorial and social commentaries, color illustrations and page designs for life-style topics, graphics for the visual display of quantitative information, illustrations and designs advocating the development and use of renewable energy, and more. His fine art efforts focus on the drawing process in both traditional and digital techniques, and the sharing of transformational life experiences.

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