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The James and Anne Duderstadt Center

Duderstadt Center Media Support Personnel

Your support network for media resources at the University of Michigan's Dudertstadt Center which include the Video Studio, Audio Studios, Multimedia Rooms, Personal Studio and related spaces.  

Tom Bray
Converging Technologies Consultant - Academic Innovation, Duderstadt Center


Also a member of the faculty at the UM Stamps School of Art & Design, Tom is the Duderstadt Center’s Renaissance Man. He has been a media, theater, performance and event professional for more than 40 years, and has been working in higher education for more than 25. In these many lives Tom has learned a great deal about many things, so sitting down to discuss your “crazy idea” with him is like meeting with 5 or 6 people at once. His fluency in both the technical and artistic sides of media-rich projects enables his colleagues to extend their reach and delight their audiences, in or out of the classroom. His facility with technology and his ability to scaffold any project enables him to get the tools and tech out of the way of the user experience - which is why he’s our “Converging Technology” Consultant.

He is freely available to all members of the UM community - students & faculty - in or out of the Duderstadt Center. He has traveled extensively internationally, assisting various faculty with their research projects. And he still retains his curiosity about what’s around the next corner.

Steve Eberle
Technology Manager - Media & Studio Arts, Duderstadt Center 


As the Technology Manager for Media & Studio Arts, Steve Eberle supports all the media infrastructure, activities and users of the Duderstadt Centers’ media production and support spaces. With over twenty years of experience at the Duderstadt Center, Steve has been at the frontiers of media technologies, research, developing, consulting and deploying new tools for students, staff and faculty to help realize their goals, research and artistic vision. 

David Greenspan
Audio Studio Managing Producer - Media & Studio Arts, Duderstadt Center 


David (Dave) Greenspan is the managing producer for the audio studios in the Duderstadt Center at the University of Michigan where he is responsible for the design, maintenance and operation of the audio facilities. Prior to Dave's appointment to U of M, he was the Technical Director (Presentations) and format Production Director (Recording) at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Dave received his BS (‘86) degree in Telecommunication and Film from Eastern Michigan University where he worked in the Communication and Theatre Arts department as a TA and WEMU as Recording Engineer and remote broadcast engineer. 

Patterson McKinney
Assistant Video Studio Manager - Media & Studio Arts, Duderstadt Center 


Patterson McKinney is the Assistant Manager of the Duderstadt Center Video Studio. Patterson holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in percussion performance from the University of Michigan and has been an active member of the A/V community in Southeast Michigan since 2012. Patterson has produced countless videos for artists of diverse disciplines and has worked in various capacities such as recording engineer, mixing engineer, foley artist, re-recording mixer, director, camera operator, lighting designer and video editor. In 2018, Patterson made his directing debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for their webcast series, “Live From Orchestra Hall.” In addition to video and audio production, Patterson maintains an active career as a freelance performer and educator.

Jacques Mersereau
Video Studio Producing Manager - Media & Studio Arts, Duderstadt Center 


Jacques Mersereau is the Producing Manager of the Duderstadt Center Video Studio, a multi-million dollar black-box sound-stage and experimental production theater. He has over thirty years of professional experience as video director, event producer, and award winning record producer. An Emmy winning cinematographer, Jacques takes pride in collaborating with a wide variety of diverse artists in realizing their concepts and helping them to advance their careers.

Robert Spalding Newcomb
Associate Director - Media & Studio Arts, Duderstadt Center 


Robert Spalding Newcomb has overall responsibility for the Media & Studio Arts team, including programming, staffing and facilities planning and operations. Robert has 40 years of professional experience in IT, Media Arts, Business and Finance and is also active as a composer and performer in the fields of computer music and structured improvisation using guitar, sitar, electronics and spoken word.

Kyle P. Snyder
Assistant Audio Studios Manager- Media & Studio Arts, Duderstadt Center 


Kyle P. Snyder is an engineer, educator, and consultant skilled in audio recording and mixing, facility design and integration, live event production, and sound design for film and video. Snyder is a widely-published author on the subject of audio pedagogy and is proud to serve as Governor of the Audio Engineering Society. 

Ryan N. Wilcox
Media Specialist- Academic Inovation, Duderstadt Center 


Ryan is here to help with your media needs. As a Media Specialist at the Duderstadt Center, he is available to meet with and discuss your projects. If you have an idea that involves, video, film, sound or animation. He can meet with you to determine what work needs to be done to complete such a task, as well as discuss how the resources at the Dude can be utilized to meet the needs of your project. He is an Apple certified expert in Final Cut Pro, and has over 25 years experience in Video and film production. Ryan has also helped to pick out equipment for facilities on campus who are looking to create media for their facility as well. Looking to make a podcasting facility, Ryan is your man. Looking to make the perfect demo reel to show off your talents. He can help you see this through from script to screen.