Steven McAlpine is the Assistant Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies program at UMBC. He teaches three courses: INDS 330 Ways of Knowing (an introduction to Interdisciplinary research); a First Year Seminar entitled “Perspectives on the Heroic Journey”; and a new grant funded project based learning course entitled “The Kinetic Sculpture Project.” More information about the Kinetic Sculpture Project is available on the team blog: http://kineticumbc.blogspot.com/.
Before coming to UMBC, Steven worked as a researcher and seminar facilitator for the Interdisciplinary Studies Project at Harvard Project Zero. While at Harvard, Steven designed a Teachers Guide for Walden Media’s IMAX film “PULSE: a STOMP Odyssey” and worked as an education consultant for the Boston Arts Academy.
He is a professional studio musician and composer who has taught as an adjunct music faculty member of the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. Steven earned his B.S. from Dartmouth College and his Ed. M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He and his wife Martha live with their son, Maddox, and daughter, Lily, in Catonsville, MD. A former college lacrosse player, Steven enjoys mountain biking in Patapsco State Park, cross country skiing, and slacklining with Maddox and Lily.