Katie Stern has taught photography for over twelve years and is currently Associate Professor of Web and Digital Media Development at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is the owner of a successful fine art and commercial photography business and has taught traditional darkroom and digital photography, graphic design, and art appreciation courses full time for over a decade. Her commercial and stock photographs have been published nationwide in magazines, calendars, brochures, posters, and postcards. Her black-and-white fine art photography has won awards in national competitions. Katie Stern holds an Individual Master of Arts Degree (I.M.A.) from Antioch University McGregor and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is active in the Professional Photographers of America and the Society for Photographic Education.