Faculty

Lavery
Chris Lavery
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Art & Design
Sculpture
604 Fine Arts Building
Murray Kentucky 42071
clavery@murraystate.edu
270.809.3784
about Chris

MFA, University of Colorado, Boulder
BFA, State University of New York, Fredonia

Research Interest: Sculpture, Installation, Sound Art, Robotics, Video, Interactive Media.

Sculpture Telephone: 270.809.4350 Sculpture office: FA 1007

Professor Lavery's work: www.christopherlavery.com

 

Jeanne Beaver
Jeanne Beaver
Associate Professor of Art & Design
Metalsmithing and Jewelry
office: VA 100
jbeaver@murraystate.edu
270.809.6933
about Jeanne

MFA, Indiana University
MA, Iowa State University
BFA, Iowa State University

Research Interest: Tensile Structures and Forms, Metalwork, Jewelry

 
Jim Bryant
Jim Bryant
Professor of Art & Design
Graphic Design
office: FA 730
jbryant@murraystate.edu
270.809.5479
about Jim

MFA, Louisiana State University
BFA, Herron School of Art, Indiana University

Research Interest: Graphic Design, Web Design, Printmaking

Professor Bryant's work: blackdogpress.com

Director of the Discover China Program
Teaching Summer 2021 Berlin and London: more info

 
Gregory Scott Cook
Gregory Scott Cook
Assistant Professor
Graphic Design
office: FA 615
gcook@murraystate.edu
270.809.6732
about Gregory Scott

MFA, University of Nebraska Lincoln
BFA, Murray State University

Research Interest: Interactive Design, Digital Fabrication, Emerging Methods in Printmaking, Mediated/Mechanical Drawing, Audio Recording/Performance, and situation/Installation as media in Studio Art/Design.

Website: lastname.co/ok

 
Antje Gamble
Antje Gamble
Associate Professor of Art & Design
Art History
office: FA 733
agamble2@murraystate.edu
270.809.6739
about Antje

PhD, University of Michigan
MA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests: Modern Italian art and culture; modern and contemporary sculpture; contemporary art; public sculpture; trans-Atlantic movements of art and politics; exhibition histories; curatorial practice

Recent Publications: “Exhibiting Italian Modernism After World War II at MoMA in ‘Twentieth-Century Italian Art’,” in Raffaele Bedarida, Silvia Bignami, and Davide Colombo (eds.), Methodologies of Exchange: MoMA’s “Twentieth-Century Italian Art” (1949), monographic issue of Italian Modern Art, 3 (January 2020), and “Exhibiting Italian Democracy in the 1949 “Twentieth Century Italian Art” at the Museum of Modern Art,” in Modern in the Making: MoMA and the Modern Experiment, 1929–1949, Eds. Sandra Zalman and Austin Porter. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2020. 215-229.

Website: linktr.ee/drantjegamble

 
AntjeNicole Hand
Nicole Hand
Assistant Dean, CHFA
Professor of Art & Design
Printmaking
office: FA 1007
nhandbryant@murraystate.edu
270.809.5387
about Nicole

MFA, University of Miami
BFA, University of South Dakota
BA, Nazareth College

Research Interest: Printmaking, Drawing, Bookbinding

Professor Hand's work: blackdogpress.com

Teaching Summer 2021 Berlin and London: more info

 
Todd Herzberg
Todd Herzberg
Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Drawing and Foundations Coordinator
office: FA 731
therzberg@murraystate.edu
270.809.3787
about Todd

MFA, University of Kentucky
BFA, Central Michigan University

Research Interest: Drawing, Printmaking, Animation

Professor Herzberg's work: www.ToddHerzberg.com

 
Woody Leslie
Woody Leslie
Instructor of Art and Design
Studio Technician
office: FA 627
fleslie@murraystate.edu
270.809.3286
about Woody

MFA, Columbia College Chicago
BA, Wesleyan University

Research Interest: Publishing, artists' books, writing, typography, cooking

website: woodyleslie.com

 
Mike Martin
T. Michael Martin
Associate Professor of Art & Design
Director of University Galleries
office: FA 732
tmartin33@murraystate.edu
270.809.6734
about Mike

MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University
BFA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Research Interest: Contemporary Art, Painting, Drawing, Installation Art, Performance Art, Collaborative, Interactive, Experimental, Interdisciplinary, and New Media Art

Professor Martin's work: tmmartin.com

 
Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin
Associate Professor of Art & Design
Woodworking & Furniture Design
office: VA 103 A
smartin32@murraystate.edu
270.809.6938
about Sarah

MFA, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
BFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Martin's work: sarahmartinstudio.com

 
Danielle Muzina
Danielle Mužina
Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Painting
office: FA 727
dmuzina@murraystate.edu
270.809.6731
about Danielle

MFA, Miami University, Ohio
MA, Eastern Illinois University
BFA, Ohio Wesleyan University

Research interests: Painting, Drawing, Collage, Assemblage

Professor Mužina's work: www.daniellemuzina.com

 
 
Erich Neitzke
Adjunct Professor of Art & Design
Drawing / Foundations
office: FA 604
eneitzke@murraystate.edu
270.809.3784
about Erich
<Erich's work: www.erichneitzke.com

 

 
Cintia Segovia Figueroa
Cintia Segovia Figueroa
Assistant Professor
Photography/New Media
office: FA 728
csegoviafigueroa@
270.809.3085
about Cintia

MFA, California State University, Long Beach
MA, California State University, Northridge
BS, The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education

Research Interest: Immigration, identity, cultural stereotypes, politics and being bilingual.

Website: cintiasegovia.com

 
ZB Smetana
Zbynek "ZB" Smetana
Associate Professor of Art & Design
Art History
office: FA 729
zsmetana@murraystate.edu
270.809.3120
about ZB

PhD, Rutgers University
BA, Humboldt State University

Research Interest: Italian Renaissance Art, Secondary Fields in Northern Renaissance and Baroque

 
John Utgaard
John Utgaard
Professor of Art & Design
Ceramics
office: VA 100 A
jutgaard@murraystate.edu
270.809.2588
about John

MFA, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute

Research Interest: Ceramic Sculpture, Handbuilding, Wheel-throwing, Slipcasting

Professor Utgaard's work: johnutgaard.com

 
Rebecca Williams
Rebecca Williams
Associate Professor of Art & Design
Art Education
office: FA 726
rwilliams44@murraystate.edu
270.809.6743
about Rebecca

PhD, University of Georgia
MAEd, University of Georgia
BA, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Research Interests: Art Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Aesthetics and Critical Response, Teacher Preparation, Qualitative Research, Narrative Inquiry

Professor Williams' work: murraystate.academia.edu/RebeccaWilliams

 

Staff

Amanda Kaler Combs
Amanda Kaler Combs
Accounting Clerk
Department of Art & Design
604 Fine Arts Building
Murray Kentucky 42071
acombs3@murraystate.edu
270.809.3785
about Amanda

MA, Arts Administration, University of Kentucky
BFA, Murray State University

Research Interest: Bookbinding, Printmaking

 
Pamela Parker
Pamela Parker
Administrative Assistant
Department of Art & Design
604 Fine Arts Building
Murray Kentucky 42071
pparker@murraystate.edu
270.809.3784
about Pamela

MFA, Murray State University

Research Interest: Editing; poetry and prose writing

Mrs. Parker's work: Cleave

 

Emeritus Faculty

 Steve Bishop
Steve Bishop
Professor Emeritus
Sculpture
1979 - 2010 
 
 
 
Karen Boyd
Professor Emeritus
Fibers
1967 - 1997 
 
 
 Dick Dougherty
Dick Dougherty
Professor Emeritus
Painting and Drawing, Department Head
1992 - 2013 
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Clara M. Eagle
Professor Emeritus
Metalsmithing, Department Head
1946 - 1973 
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Harry Furches
Professor Emeritus
Metalsmithing
1963 - 1993 
 
 
 Sarah Gutwirth
Sarah Gutwirth
Professor Emeritus
Painting and Drawing
 1998 - 2017
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Bob Head
Professor Emeritus
Painting and Drawing
1966 - 1997 
 
 
 
Richard Jackson
Professor Emeritus
 Critic Teacher in Art
1956 - 1981 
 
 
 Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
Professor Emeritus
Photography
1973 - 2008 
 
 
Dale Leys
Dale Leys
Professor Emeritus
Drawing
1977 - 2018 
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interview
 Paul Sasso
Paul Sasso
Professor Emeritus
Woodworking
1981 - 2008 
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 Camille Serre
Camille Serre
Professor Emeritus
Art Education
1985 - 2012 
 
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 Fred Shepard
Fred Shepard
Professor Emeritus
Ceramics
1963 - 1999 
interview
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 Peggy Shrock
Peggy Shrock
Professor Emeritus
Art History
1990 - 2017 
 
 
 Jerry Speight
Jerry Speight
Professor Emeritus
Foundations
1975 - 2005 
 
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 Emily Wolfson
Emily Wolfson
Professor Emeritus
Painting
1941 - 1969 
interview
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