Biomedical Art and Visualization Faculty

Biomedical Art and Visualization Faculty

Biomedical Art and Visualization BFA Faculty

Amanda Almon 
Amanda Almon, M.F.A. C.M.I.
Associate Professor, Program Coordinator
Biomedical Art & Visualization

B.F.A. Rochester Institute of Technology
M.F.A. University of Michigan

Amanda S. Almon is a Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI) with accreditation by the Association of Medical Illustrators. Almon graduated from a CAAHEP accredited Masters level Medical Illustration Program and is an active biomedical illustrator and animator, specifically her research and scholarship are focused in the areas of: pharmaceutical/cell biology, medical device animations, patient education illustrations/animations, educational interactive virtual reality and augmented reality simulations and games. Almon has published work for television, film, websites, tradeshows, Business to Business (B2B) marketing/training, grant funded projects and textbooks. Her previous work has been viewed on the Discovery Channel, Oprah Winfrey with Dr. Oz, (contracted through Visible Productions,) That’s Nice Productions, AgencyRX, Lemming Labs, McGraw-Hill, Lachina Publishing Services, Prentice l etc. Currently, Almon is working on a long-term 2D and 3D animation project, developing patient education materials for a new mobile eHealth application with Partners Healthcare, Harvard Medical School with Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addition, she recently was awarded the Rowan University Camden NJ Health Grant in collaboration with the Cooper Hospital and Henry M. Rowan School of Engineering to create a Virtual Reality Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Simulation.

Currently, Almon is an Assistant Professor in her 6th year at Rowan University. She serves as the Program Coordinator of the Biomedical Art and Visualization BFA Major in the College of Communication and Creative Arts and is an instructor in Biomedical Sciences at the CMSRU, teaching the Medical Selective, Observational Drawing for Future Physicians to the 1st and 2nd year Medical Students. Almon teaches courses in biomedical illustration, 3D modeling, 2D/3D animation and game media design. Visit her website at:

Susan A. Bowman MFA MPS 
Susan Bowman, B.F.A. M.F.A. M.P.S.
Professor Graphic Design, Biomedical Art & Visualization

B.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute,
M.F.A. Rutgers University
M.P.S. Pratt Institute

Professor Susan Bowman divides her time between Rowan University and her design studio in New York City. Most recently, Susan has been working with the non-profit organization Critical Practices Inc. (CPI) in New York City, serving on the Executive Board as Treasurer and Director of Design and Communication. Founded in 2010 and incorporated in 2012, CPI was established to support the emergence and development of new practices within the field of cultural production with the intent to create a dynamic network and platform for the diverse points of view necessary to shape and sustain critical, theoretical, and artistic practices. The artist/writer/curator Michelle Grabner selected Critical Practices Inc. to be included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, a highly respected curated exhibition. CPI participated in the Whitney Biennial with three LaTableRonde discussions and three broadsheet LEF(t) Special Edition Publications, which Susan designed.

Prior to joining Rowan University, Susan was the Creative Director of Sesame Street Parents and Custom Publishing at Sesame Workshop (formerly Children's Television Workshop). She has worked as a graphic designer for The New York Magazine Group, Gruner + Jahr USA, and Hachette Filipacchi, and has worked with Artistic Director Stuart Horodner at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, designing the book The Art Life: On Creativity and Career. Susan has designed catalogs for Mia Westerlund Roosen's exhibition at the Betty Cunningham Gallery in NYC; an exhibition catalog for Cabinet Magazine and MASS MoCA titled, An Exchange with Sol LeWitt; and most recently she designed Balázs Kisciny: Killing Time, an exhibition book for the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis.

In the past she has worked on redesigning Writing Magazine, a publication of Readers Digest, and art directing a series of booklets for The Center for Arts Education, New York City, a catalogue for the retrospect of artist Jack Whitten, as well as the book Beyond Form: Art and Architecture in the Space of New Media for Lusitania Press.

Professor Bowman earned a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, an MFA in sculpture from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of Art, and received her Masters in Design Management from Pratt Institute.
Professor Bowman teaches Essentials of Design in the Department of Public Relations & Advertising, Graphic Design V: Publication Design and GDVI Visual Communication Information Design in the Department of Art. Susan was the Chair of the Department of Art from 2008 - 2016 and founded the Specialization in Graphic Design and the Biomedical Art and Visualization BFA.

 Sara Jarett
Sara Jarret M.F.A. C.M.I
Lecturer Biomedical Art & Visualization

B.A. Arcadia University
M.F.A. Rochester Institute of Technology

Sara Jarret is a Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI) with accreditation by the Association of Medical Illustrators. Jarret graduated from a CAAHEP accredited Masters level Medical Illustration Program and she has been a practicing medical illustrator since receiving her MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005.

Jarret’s area of expertise is in the STEM publishing industry where she has contributed to innumerable books, atlases, and journal articles. In 2018, Jarret formed Atlas InMedia, a company specializing in creating custom scientific and medical visuals. She works in conjunction with marketing teams for pharmaceutical and medical device clients. In addition, Jarret is also involved with creating visualizations for patient education, online learning and medical-legal. You can see Jarret’s work at:

 Ryan Berardi
Ryan Berardi B.F.A. M.s.C
Adjunct Faculty Biomedical Art & Visualization

B.F.A. University of the Arts, Philadelphia
M.s.C. University of Dundee, Scotland

Ryan Berardi BFA '14 (Sculpture) is a professionally trained medical artist specializing in the making of medical and anatomical artwork. After earning his UArts degree, he went on to earn an MSc in Medical Art from the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee, Scotland. 

The Brick, New Jersey native uses his background in figurative sculpture and anatomy, which he began studying at UArts, to make artwork to aid doctor's in teaching medical students and patients about anatomy and surgical procedures.

Berardi has worked on numerous types of projects ranging from poster designs and animations for hospitals, to video game graphics and videos teaching cancer biology to high school students. Berardi is a 3/4-time Faculty in Biomedical Art and Visualization.

 Ethan Geehr M.F.A. C.M.I.
Ethan Geehr, B.S. M.F.A. C.M.I. F.A.M.I.
Adjunct Faculty Biomedical Art & Visualization

B.S. Muhlenberg College
M.F.A. University of Michigan

Ethan Geehr MFA CMI, is a Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI) with accreditation by the Association of Medical Illustrators. Geehr graduated from a CAAHEP accredited Masters level Medical Illustration Program and has lectured or taught colleagues and students on a wide range of topics including medical-legal illustration, copyright, and the profession of medical illustration, and has served as mentor to college students and newly inducted professional members of the Association of Medical Illustrators. Mr. Geehr is a Professional Member and Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators and is a past Chair of the AMI Board of Governors.

Medics was founded in 1991 by Ethan Geehr, a Board Certified Medical Illustrator with a Master's degree in Medical and Biological Illustration from the University of Michigan. He has been providing high-quality, effective trial exhibits to clients for more than 25 years. He has created illustrations for textbooks, surgical atlases, journal publications, medical and pharmaceutical product brochures, magazine articles, interactive multimedia, animation, and litigation. Check out his work at:

 Melissa Rothman

Melissa Rothman, B.F.A. M.S.
Adjunct Faculty Biomedical Art & Visualization

B.F.A. University of the Arts
M.S. Philadelphia University

Melissa Rothman is an illustrator from Philadelphia with a wide variety of experiences combining traditional and digital materials and processes. Her work focuses on the interplay between design, the decorative arts and fine art.  She has worked professionally as a graphic designer, surface designer, and environmental graphic designer. Melissa received a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in 2014 and an MS in Surface Imaging from Philadelphia University in 2019.