M.A. (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Dana Coester is an assistant professor at WVU Reed College of Media and creative director for the College’s Media Innovation Center. Previously, Coester served as the assistant vice president for branding and creative direction with WVU’s University Relations division, where she was the creative director for several award-winning interactive campaigns. Coester brings to the classroom more than 15 years of experience in magazine publishing and media design and is a former art director and contributor with Time Inc. Coester’s work focuses on community media, technology disruption and the digital divide, and women in technology with special interests in audience building and new economic models for mobile and wearable technology. Her research and creative work explores new narrative forms at the intersection of digital storytelling, neuroscience and computer science and includes a series of transmedia works that span documentary work, design, literary journalism and experimental film.
Coester earned her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.