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One of his specialties is designing and teaching online courses (both total and hybrid), for the Community College System of NC. He has taught all aspects of art history, photography, and graphic design for colleges in the Community College System of North Carolina since 1981.
He’s also been instrumental in furthering the distance learning initiatives at Carteret Community College and for the Virtual Campus of the North Carolina Community College System.
Keough has been teaching Art Appreciation and Art History for Carteret Community College, Pitt CC, Lenoir Community College, Wayne Community College and Southwestern Community College over the past 15 years, in addition to conducting professional development workshops on all phases of internet course development and methodology for the Community College System of North Carolina since 1998.
He’s conducted numerous photography and distance learning workshops for the Society for Photographic Education regional and national conferences at East Carolina University, Hampton Va., Savannah School of Art and Design and Atlanta College of the Arts. Keough also conducted distance learning training at the Distance Learning Alliance conferences from July of 1999 – 2008, the NC3ADL annual conferences since 2007, in addition to presenting at the NISOD Excellence in Teaching Conference in Dallas Texas in 2000 and 2001 and the NC Community College Conferences from 1997 – 2008 as well as the Noel-Levitz conferences in Denver Colorado in 2010 and 2011.
He was the Distance Learning Director at Carteret Community College until retiring in July 2012, in addition to being a full-time faculty member in the Photography Program and Fine Arts Curriculum Coordinator from 2003- 2008. He assisted (trained faculty) at CCC in growing its internet course offerings from 1 in 1998 to 13 in 1999 and over 50 for Spring 2000. The college now offers over 150 online courses both totally online and partial “hybrid” internet.
His latest innovation has been developing and implementing methodology for teaching studio and computer art and photography courses online. It’s been said that online teaching is more conducive for theory based courses – Keough is de-constructing this myth by successfully teaching a variety of studio courses (computer art, commercial photography, digital imaging, photojournalism, art history and graphic design) with web components and having students exchange images, graphic layouts and even video and podcasts on the Blackboard and Moodle platforms.
Keough’s has exhibited his art and photography work in local, regional and national photographic and art exhibitions and has won numerous awards for digitally manipulated photographic collages in the Council for the Arts “Photo Expo ‘94, 1st – 3rd places for work in “Art From the Heart” and Photo Expo 1995, 96, 98, 2003 and 2005.
His portfolio “Family Pictures was exhibited in the Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibition in Clearwater, Florida, Bank of the Arts in New Bern, NC and the Upstairs Gallery Photography Biennial in Tryon, North Carolina. He was awarded a North Carolina Emerging Artist Grant to publish a catalog of his work and was one of three recipients of the Kodak Photo-Educators Scholarship to attend the Santa Fe Photographic Workshop in June of ‘96.
He was also the recipient of the Carteret Community College Meritorious Service Award for 1996 and the “Excellence in Teaching” Award for 1998-99. Keough was the Chairman of the Society for Photographic Education Southeast Region from 1996 – 1999.
He was Juried into East Carolina Photographic Biennial Exhibition in 2001 for a Mixed Media Installation, won 1st place for his digital photograph Eyeries Village at the 2002 Carteret Arts Council Art From the Heart Juried Exhibit and has exhibited his Ireland photographs at the Secret Garden Gallery on Ocracoke, NC, in 2003 and at the Anam Cara Artists Retreat and Gallery in Southwest Ireland in Fall, 2003.
From 2003 – 2009 Keough exhibited his photographs in the Community College Annual System Office Art Exhibition and also had a “one man show” of his photographic work at the Jacksonville Arts Council’s Gallery June and July of 2005 and again at the Beaufort Art Gallery in 2008. Keough published his first book Einstein Place and other Stories in 2006 and has been self publishing a series of Blurb books on his family, travels and journals since 2007.
Keough was awarded the E-Learning Innovator Award for the North Carolina Community College System in 2011 by the North Carolina Association of Distance Learning.
Patrick Keough retired from teaching art and photography at Carteret Community College in June 0f 2012 and is focusing more time and energy on writing, photography, traveling and doing photography, coordinating a Photo Sharing and Critique Facebook Group and distance learning workshops for Vasa Transmedia.
He conducted photo critique sessions during the European Month of Photography in Bratislava this past October 2012 and had his first International Exhibition called Crossroads in El Salvador. This past June he curated his first international exhibition called The Daily Magic at the Archeological Museum in San Salvador.
Since retiring from full-time teaching in 2012 he is now an online adjunct instructor for the Community College System of North Carolina teaching Art History, Art Appreciation, Computer Art, Portfolio Development and Photo Appreciation. He has also been traveling extensively since his retirement and has been photographing both in Eastern Europe and Central America.
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