Jason Dean Arnold is a former elementary and high school teacher with a doctorate in Educational Leadership. As the Learning Systems Architect for the University of Florida’s College of Education, he leads the development of courses and software applications that creatively enhance teaching and learning online. In addition to his passion for learning, Jason has been creating art as long as he can remember. His creative output is usually actualized as poetry, visual art, and music.
Jason’s poetry has appeared in online and print journals and his musical-poetry hybrid composition, “Unrecognizable Beauty,” was performed at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville in 2010. His paintings have been shown in several galleries, and he has provided artwork for Sir Kidd Jordan’s album, Palm of Soul (2006). He has been interviewed about his artwork by Draft Journal (2013). He has performed his music at the University of Florida, University of North Florida, University of Georgia, University of South Carolina, Suwannee Music Festival, and numerous other venues since 1998.
Jason lives near Jacksonville with his inspiration and frequent collaborator, Anna Rossano-Arnold, and their daughter, Kendyl Leigh. He can be found online at: www.temporarytranslation.com