Graduate Faculty

The graduate faculty consists of artists, art historians, and art educators interested in furthering the objectives of the program and contributing to every student’s learning experience. They are committed to the highest standards of excellence in their fields and to the realization of the potential of their students. They are diverse in their ideas, their research, and their art, and are engaged in the dialogue of contemporary art.

Students in classroom

Jill AnnieMargaret
M.F.A. in Printmaking: California State University, Long Beach / printmaking; drawing; mixed media
http://www.jillanniemargaret.com/

Stephanie Bacon
M.F.A. in Fine Arts: Brooklyn College / design; book arts; new media; alternative media

Laurie Blakeslee
M.F.A. in Photography: University of Arizona, Tucson / photography, video, mixed media

James Budde
M.F.A. in Ceramics: California State University, Fullerton / ceramics; sculpture; mixed media

Niharika Dinkar
Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook / South Asian visual culture; postcolonial theory, gender and performance studies

Caroline Earley
M.F.A. in Ceramics: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee / thrown and altered form, slip casting, digital and industrial methods, installation, contemporary craft
http://www.carolineearley.com/

Tom Elder
M.F.A. : Iowa State University, College of Design / typographic legibility; signage, wayfinding, Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADDAG) relating to areas of architectural access and human interactions with built environments

Chad Erpelding
M.F.A. in Painting: Southern Illinois University Carbondale / painting, drawing, digital media, mixed media
https://chaderpelding.com/

Francis Fox
M.F.A. in Sculpture: University of Wyoming / sculpture
http://francisfox.net/

Tomasz Grusiecki
PhD in Art History: McGill University / central and eastern European art and visual culture, 1500–1700; global art histories; trans-cultural studies
http://www.tomaszgrusiecki.com/

Muffet Jones
M.A., M. Phil. In Art History: Colombia University / 19th and 20th Century American and European visual culture; gender theory and women’s studies; contemporary art and theory; Western visual culture prehistory – present

Kathleen Keys
Ph.D. in Art Education: The Ohio State University / community arts, activism, and art education

Lily Lee
M.F.A. University of Oregon / Sculpture
http://lilymartinalee.com/

Craig Peariso
PhD in Art History and Criticism and Cultural Studies: State University of New York at Stony Brook / modern and contemporary visual culture, aesthetics and politics, critical race theory and queer theory

Jonathon Sadler
M.F.A. in Photography: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / All levels of photography
http://newcatalogue.net/

Dan Scott
M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing: New York Academy of Art / drawing and painting
http://dtascottart.com/

Anika Smulovitz
M.F.A. in Studio Arts: University of Wisconsin-Madison / jewelry and metalsmithing (contemporary adornment, Judaica, and hollowware); body art; contemporary craft; sculpture; fiber art
http://anikasmulovitz.com/

Astri Snodgrass
MFA in Studio Art: The University of Alabama / painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, mixed media
http://www.astrisnodgrass.com/

Lee Ann Turner
Ph.D. in Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World: University of Pennsylvania / Ancient, Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Medieval art history; Archaeology; Mythology

Kate Walker
M.F.A. in Painting: University of Arizona / painting, digital video, 2D interdisciplinary studio
http://katewalker.co.nz/

Brian Wiley
MFA Visual Studies, Graphic Design: Minneapolis College of Art & Design / Design