Launch of Inter-changes: Reflections from Dublin and Beyond

Wed May 8, 2013, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

O'Connell House, 58 Merrion Square, Dublin 2


The Fulbright Commission of Ireland and the University of Notre Dame cordially invite you and a guest to the launch of

Inter-changes: Reflections from Dublin and Beyond

By Dr. Shannon Chance

6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre, O’Connell House, 58 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

RSVP: / 01.660.7670 by May 1st, 2013

Dr. Shannon Chance Biography
Shannon Chance fondly recalls her first night in the darkroom, working alongside her mother, when she was six years old. She was mesmerized, watching the white surface dissolve into glossy blacks and grays when she submerged exposed photo paper in the developing tray. Throughout her childhood, Shannon assisted with her parents’ photography business. She eventually served as the photography editor of her high school yearbook and as a writer and photographer for the New River Valley News Messenger. During her college years, Shannon used photography, film, and animation to explore and refine her architectural designs. Over the years, she has taught students about photography at Virginia Tech, the Southern California Institute of Technology (SCI-Arc), and Hampton University. Today she often can be found traveling the world alongside Dave Chance, an award-winning architecture photographer whose studio is located in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Shannon’s other passions are teaching and research. She is currently researching outcomes of innovative teaching methods used at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), in her position as Ireland’s 2012-13 Fulbright Scholar in the area of Engineering and Design Education.
Back in the United States, Shannon works as a tenured Associate Professor at Hampton University where she teaches architecture, urban design, environmental sustainability, and urban theory. In the summertime, she typically leads study tours to cities in Europe and teaches educational planning at The College of William and Mary. Shannon earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership from William and Mary. She holds architectural licensure and LEED-AP accreditation from the United States Green Building Council.

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