Barry Erdeljon

Barry Erdeljon (no photo)

Faculty Emeritus, Graphic & Media Design

School of Design and Art

Academic Credentials

B.S., University of Maryland
M.F.A., The George Washington University


Barry C. Erdeljon joined the faculty at Marymount in 1992. He has been the creative director, designer, producer and provided technology consultation for award-winning museum interactive displays, video productions, and websites. Grant-funded projects include Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Calvert Marine Science Museum, and Freedom House Museum. Mr. Erdeljon has made presentations at museum design and technology conferences.

Mr. Erdeljon makes a difference by contributing his design and technology skills to a wide range of causes and nonprofits. He also provides technology assistance to the video studio and Apple computer labs at Marymount.

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Digital Photography
  • Video Production
  • Web Design & Social Media Design
  • Performance Media Lab
  • Senior Media/Graphic Design Portfolio

Research Interests

  • Museum exhibits and interactive display designs and technology
  • Promotional mini-documentaries
  • Web & Social Media design and technology
  • Digital photography video production techniques


Museum Exhibit Design

Captain John Smith Nanticoke River Discover Center, Vienna Maryland
Sully Planation, historic site, Fairfax Virginia
National Urban League, centennial traveling exhibit
Freedom House Museum, Alexandria Virginia
Interactive Display Design

Sully Planation, historic site, in Fairfax Virginia
   “Alone in Dixie” — exploration of Sully Farm’s role during the Civil War.
   “Slave Quarters” — video exploration of enslaved life at Sully Farm.

Calvert Marine Science Museum, Solomons Maryland
    Paleontology photo and video gallery touch screen with geological time spiral   
    interface and an educational children’s game

Freedom House, domestic slave museum, Alexandria Virginia
    “Sold South” — exploration of the economics of domestic slave trading
   “Torn Apart” — first person testimonials of former slaves’ experiences
   “Cotton Is King” – educational game for elementary school students

Video Productions

“I am empowered” video wall documentary about one hundred years of National Urban League programs and initiatives.

“Moochula – Giving hawksbills hope” documentary about Gales Point villagers and Marymount University’s Dr. Rimkus hawksbill sea turtle preservation efforts.

“National Mall Monuments and Memorials” AIM Higher, Foster Care to Success video series for the National Park Service centennial.

“Slave testimonials” for Freedom House Museum, Alexandria Virginia

“Founding Our Foundation” documentary about Elk Run Anglican Church Site Archeology Preservation Project, Fauquier County, Virginia,

Web Design

Alexandria African American Hall of Fame, website and accompanying diorama displays at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, Alexandria, Virginia.

Howard Zinn Education Project, teachers’ resource website supporting the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country

OceanSpeak interactive literacy games for, author, creative director, producer and programmer of four online interactive literacy games and accompanying “” website design.

Educational resource Website design strategy for U.S. Department of Education with the Copernicus Group consultancy.

Arlington Black Heritage Museum, Arlington, Virginia, virtual web museum, oral histories, and documentary video

Media and Graphic Design

Sr. Magella, History of Marymount University book, Xerox, digital products informational materials, Smithsonian’s Leonard Bernstein Children’s Concert Video collection promotion, Amtrak Capitol and Cardinal trains branding, Realty World, national real estate franchise branding, broker training kits and sales agents tools, and marketing campaigns for Bell Atlantic, Federal Computer Conference, Monumental General Insurance Company, American Society of Association Executives, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and more.

Awards & Recognitions

Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards, Display Design Award of Excellence,
The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) for Sully Historic Site Exhibit

University & College Designers Association Gold Award for “Sold South”, slave narratives video for the Northern Virginia Urban League’s Freedom House Museum

University & College Designers Association Silver Award for “The Slave Pen” diorama and video display, for Northern Virginia Urban League’s Freedom House Museum

“Moochula – Giving hawksbills hope” documentary screenings at the Belize Inferential Film Festival and the International Sea Turtle Society Symposium

Northern Virginia Urban League Outstanding Achievement Award, for service to the community

Other recognitions include: Advertising Club Addy Awards, Washington Metropolitan Art Director Awards, Direct Marketing Association of Washington Awards, National Direct Marketing Association ECHO Awards, and Insurance Industry Creative Marketing PMA Awards


Phone: 703-284-1652