ORG Rochester Institute of Technology Title BIO Marla Schweppe is a professor in the School of Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Early in her career she designed for theatre, television and movies in New York City and other theatres around the country. She traveled through four continents and over 30 countries designing for a dance company. She did her graduate work in computer graphics and animation and has been teaching computer graphics and animation for more than 25 years. She taught for several years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and then served as the Director of the Learning Technologies Program at Northwestern University. She developed the graduate and undergraduate programs in computer animation at RIT. She is currently developing a BFA in three-dimensional digital design at RIT. Her creative work includes the incorporation of her theatrical background into virtual theatre over the internet, animatronics, explorations in physical interaction, and collaborative support for visualization and simulation of information and ideas.