Christine is currently the Graduate Director in the School of Media Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. She teaches courses in photography, imaging workflows, retouching and typography, page design, publishing, and graphic communications.
She is an exhibiting artist and her digital and photographic work has been shown internationally in public exhibitions. Her other research and scholarship includes presentations on photography, contemporary publishing and the evolution of the magazine. Heusner is also a Co-Invesigator on the Smart Textiles research team, which includes two additional faculty members, graduate, and undergraduate students across diverse majors in art and STEM at RIT. The investigation focuses on integrating functionality and aesthetics into clothing to create dynamic and interactive communication in otherwise static imagery. Prior to RIT, she worked in photographic studios specializing in commercial and portrait photography, design, and fine-art printing.
Heusner’s photographic work explores the influence of the environment on the person and visa versa. She works through a combination of techniques and mediums to explore the modern environment and the body’s presence within and interactions with these surroundings. Christine received her BA in Art with a concentration in photography from Elmira College and her MFA in Imaging Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology.