Laurie Gilmore Selleck is a professor at Cazenovia College where she directs the Visual Communications Program. She studied painting at The Art Institute of Boston, and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in illustration from Syracuse University. She was a graphic designer and art director for Stickley, Audi & Co., before joining the faculty in 2000.
Selleck’s primary research interest is design activism, exploring topics such as cause-related marketing, mothers and war, and political propaganda. She has received research grants from the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History at Duke University, and the Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has been displayed at the Center for the STudy of Political Graphics in Los Angeles, and the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn.
She has produced graphic and web design work for non-profit organizations such as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Native Planet. Recent publications include peices for the Syracuse Cultural Workers, the Syracuse Peace Council and the Nordic Journal of English Studies.
She is chair of the Marketing/Website Committee of the board of the HOPE for Ariang Foundation; serves on the board of directors of ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse; and is an area chair for the Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association.