IMRC announces leadership changes

Dr. Owen Smith has recently stepped down from his role as Director of the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center to concentrate on directing the Intermedia MFA and MA programs and the development of new initiatives, such as the new Maine Medical Arts Graduate Certificate and Master’s degree program.

As the Founding Director of the IMRC, Dr. Smith led the envisioning and the funding efforts for the Center’s building through a $3.7 million MTI grant in 2009, and has led the development and growth of the center since its opening in 2014.

Dr. Ali Abedi and Luke Doucette have respectively been appointed as Interim Director and Interim Associate Director of the IMRC center.