David H Husom

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CCe-Master of Liberal Studies
Room 20 ClaOff
1994 Buford Ave

David Husom is a specialist in online new media, digital imaging and documentary photography. In addition to teaching in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications he teaches Web design in University College, College of Continuing Education and documentary photography in the Master of Liberal Studies College of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota. His current research in new media includes the future of advertising online and the use of digital media in journalism and communications. His work in documentary photography is centered on communities in small town and rural Midwestern America. His previous documentary work on county fairs "The Mid-American Fairground" manuscript is currently awaiting publication. He has been frequently interviewed in the media including: The Pioneer Press (St. Paul); Star Tribune (Minneapolis); KSTP Radio 1 hr interview; WCCO?TV-?10 PM News; and Twin Cities Public Television- Tech?Talk on issues of new media and photography. He has spoken at a number of conferences on new media, photography and advertising including: Strictly Business Computer & Mid-America Print Expo, Minneapolis, MN 2002, 2004; Wisconsin Advertising Publishers Association, Madison WI and Appleton WI 1998; American Society of Media Photographers?Reinventing the Photographer, Chicago IL 1993, 1996; ImageWorld Chicago, Chicago IL 1994; Society for Photographic Education (SPE), National Conference, New Orleans LA. 1991. His documentary photographs are included in public and private connections including: The Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Creative Artists Agency Hollywood CA; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Minnesota Historical Society; Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota; International Museum of Photography - George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • MFA: Photography & Film, University of Minnesota, 1973.
  • BFA: Photography & Film, University of Minnesota, 1970.


  • Digital media, Web Design, Documentary Photography, Photoshop, New Media, Digital Photography
Courses Taught
  • Jour 5990 Special Topics in Mass Communication: Online Media Creation and Design
  • Jour 3321 Basic Media Graphics
  • Jour 8195 Online Media Creation and Design
  • Liberal Studies LS 5100 Where We Live, Documenting Changing Community
  • University College UC 3201 Web Design Introduction
  • General College GC 1485 Creativity Photography
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Middle Tennessee State University School of Journalism : Visiting Lecturer , Oct 2005


  • Master of Liberal Studies Faculty Steering .: College of Continuing Education, 2005 - Current


  • American Heartland, Anderson Center Red Wing MN: Two Person Exhibit, Jan 2009 - March 2009
  • Electrolift Artworks Minneapolis MN: One Person Exhibit, Dec 2005 - Feb 2006
  • Baldwin Photography Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN: One Person Exhibit, Sept 2005 - Oct 2005
  • Where We Live: Photographs of America J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA: Exhibition, Oct 2006 - Feb 2007
  • Common Places: 3 Photographers. Arnold Art Gallery, Newport RI: Exhibition for Society of Photographic Education Conference, Feb 2004 - March 2004
  • David Husom: Husom, David, Judith Keller and Anne Lacoste, J. Paul Getty Museum, Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection , 123-130, 2006. Link