Sheridan Adams, MFA

Current Role

Sheridan Adams is the Director of Instructional Design & Support Services for the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at the University of Maine.


M.A.L.S. Concentration in New Media, University of Maine

M.F.A.  Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design

A.B. History, Bowdoin College

Background and Interests

After graduation, Sheridan worked for the Polaroid Corporation as an Electronic Imaging Specialist. She left Polaroid when she started having nightmares that boxes of film were crushing her in the warehouse. Then, she enrolled at the Savannah College of Art & Design, where she earned an MFA degree in Painting. Knowing that graphic design was a wonderful way to support a painting habit, she started her own design company and worked as a designer and illustrator for several years after graduating from SCAD.

After a few years of wandering, she returned to Maine and enrolled in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at the University of Maine, concentrating in New Media production. That same year, she co-founded a production company that specialized in video and design work, and began teaching as an adjunct instructor for UMaine.

Classes Taught

Sheridan has taught classes at the University of Maine in Digital Art, Digital Narrative, Game Design, Innovation Engineering, Media Production for Intermedia, Motion Graphics, Project Design, Prototyping, Tools of Intermedia, Tools of New Media, and Video Production. She’s currently part of the Graduate Faculty, and she teaches critique courses for the Intermedia MFA program.

Publications and Presentations

Adams, Sheridan (2022). “A Use Case for Brightspace: How UMaine’s CITL uses Brightspace to train media assistants,” D2L’s On-Demand Fusion Conference, Online.

Adams, Sheridan (2021). “Scripts & Storyboards: How to get the most out of your video content,” D2L Instructional Technology and Design Connection, Online.

Adams, Sheridan (2020). “Storyboarding: How to create courses driven by learning outcomes,” D2L Fusion Conference, Online.

Adams, Sheridan (2017). “Storyboarding: How to Design Teaching that Sticks,” SXSWEdu, Austin, Texas.