IDEAL – About Us
What is IDEAL?
Meet Our Staff
Hannah Dycus is an IDEAL Graduate Research Assistant. She is currently a second-year student in the School Psychology M.Ed/Ed.S program at Georgia State University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Georgia. Her professional interests include inclusive post-secondary education, bullying prevention, suicide prevention, and counseling. Outside of school, Hannah enjoys painting and creating digital art.
Jade Nicole McDonald is a local artist and musician in the greater Atlanta area. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Georgia State University in 2015, and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Film, Video, and Digital Imaging with a concentration in production.
Phil Foster is an IDEAL Graduate Research Assistant currently working on his M.A. in Film Production. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Appalachian State University and moved to Atlanta, GA to continue his education and pursue a career in the film industry. His professional interests include cinematography, screenwriting and directing. Phil is helping the IDEAL program with multi-media content on a variety of social media platforms.
Niklas Vollmer is an interdisciplinary artist and mediamaker who teaches film/video production and directs GSU’s Peripheral Visions, a new media research “hive” that employs innovative technological strategies to connect students, faculty and community collaborators on local, regional and global scales. His research and teaching interests include: experimental, avant-garde, and nonfiction theory and practice; community-based and subject participatory mediamaking; the essay film; video art; personal narrative and diary films; domestic ethnography, home movies and the representation of family; performance of masculinity; and the environmental documentary.