Peter Hriso is an associate professor at Missouri Western State University (MWSU) in the Department of Art. He teaches animation and motion graphics with responsibilities focused between the graduate and undergraduate curriculum. He also is the Chair for the Department of Art, responsible for working with faculty for recruitment, marketing, curriculum, scheduling and budgeting. Peter received his BS degree from The University of Southern Indiana with an emphasis in fine art. Peter received his MFA from The Ohio State University with an emphasis in Computer Graphics and Animation.
Prior to teaching, Peter worked in animation and interactive production being involved in all areas of digital media including visualization, multimedia, and web development. His job titles have varied from animator, project manager, multimedia programmer and web developer. His main role has always been to bridge the gap between design and technology. He has worked with industrial, corporate and education clients including: Compaq, Ford, Daimler Chrysler, VW, Delphia, Siemens, and QWEST.