Faculty and Staff

Our greatest asset is our faculty.

All members of the art and design department are active and involved artists, art historians, designers or art educators. They have received significant awards and recognition for their creative and scholarly work.

Most importantly, they share a commitment to individualized instruction, thoughtful advisement and personalized attention. In upper-level classes, the student-teacher ratio is generally around 15:1.

Faculty

Joshua R. Albers

Research and professional interests: Animation and digital arts. Data visualization, 3D scanning, digital fabrication

Jimmie R. Allen

Research and professional interests: Photography, portrait, social documentary

Deidre Argyle

Research and professional interests: Sculpture

Dr. Fatih Benzer

Research and professional interests: Art education, painting and drawing

Cole B. Closser

Research and professional interests: Illustration, sequential art and comics

Iwona Zalewska-Duszek

Research and professional interests: Graphic design (posters), mixed media collages, photography, wearable metal objects (jewelry)

Keith A. Ekstam

Research and professional interests: Ceramic art and history, wood-firing techniques, low-firing techniques, issues in art and design

Dr. Billie J. Follensbee

Research and professional interests: Art history. Ancient cultures of the Americas, Mesoamerican art and archaeology, Ancient Mesoamerican Gulf Coast cultures (Olmec), textiles in the art and archaeology of the ancient Americas, sex and gender in art

Jacek M. Fraczak

Research and professional interests: Graphic design and illustration. Photography, printmaking

Maria N. Gerasimchuk-Djordjevic

Research and professional interests: Graphic design, children’s book illustration, typography

Sharon R. Harper

Research and professional interests: Painting, drawing, ceramics

Marcus J. Howell

Research and professional interests: Printmaking

Kevin W. Hughes

Research and professional interests: Ceramics

Bryan C. Jennings

Research and professional interests: Animation and digital arts

Dr. Catherine J. Jolivette

Research and professional interests: Art History. 20th-century British art, international contemporary art, critical theory

Dr. Mitzi K. Kirkland-Ives

Research and professional interests: Art History. Early modern art in the north, print culture, Medieval and Renaissance religious practice and the arts, history of collections.

Cedomir Kostovic

Research and professional interests: Graphic design and illustration.

Sean M. Lyman

Research and professional interests: Drawing and painting

Eric Pervukhin

Research and professional interests: Graphic design and illustration, design history, print culture

Jin A. Seo

Research and professional interests: Metals and jewelry, craft (metal and fiber), wearable objects.

Duat Vu

Research and professional interests: Painting and drawing

Gwen D. Walstrand

Research and professional interests: photographic history, non-silver processes, contemporary approaches to narrative imagery

Bruce J. West

Research and professional interests: Photography, documentary studies, art and religion.

Sarah K. Williams

Research and professional interests: Painting and drawing.

Dr. Steve C. Willis

Research and professional interests: Art education. Indigenous knowledge and tribal cultural construction in the arts, issues of equity, Native American studies, visual culture, spirituality in art.

Vonda K. Yarberry

Research and professional interests: Animation, electronic arts

Per course faculty

Staff

Julie K. Cheek

Julie K. Cheek

Academic Administrative Assistant III

Graduate assistants

Emeritus faculty

  • Bill H. Armstrong, M.F.A.
  • Alan Brown M.F.A.
  • Carolyn Cárdenas M.F.A.
  • John Careggio, M.F.A.
  • Roman Duszek, M.F.A.
  • Judith Fowler, M.F.A.
  • Rodney S. Frew, M.F.A.
  • Jerry Hatch, M.F.A.
  • Tom Kinsey, M.Ed.
  • Maria Michalczyk, M.F.A
  • Sarah Perkins, M.F.A.
  • David Quick, Ph.D.
  • Dianne Strickland, Ph.D.
  • Wade S. Thompson, M.F.A.
  • Hugh Yorty, M.F.A.