Art & Design Faculty

Faculty

Chris Lavery

Chris Lavery

Associate Professor of Sculpture
Department Chair

FA 604

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: christopherlavery.com

Jeanne Beaver

Jeanne Beaver

Associate Professor of Art & Design
Metalsmithing and Jewelry

Jim Bryant

Jim Bryant

Professor of Art & Design
Graphic Design

FA 730

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

Gregory Scott Cook

Gregory Scott Cook

Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Graphic Design

FA 615

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

Dr. Antje Gamble

Dr. Antje Gamble

Associate Professor of Art & Design
Art History

FA 733

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

Nicole Hand

Nicole Hand

Professor of Printmaking
Assistant Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts

FA 1007

MFA, University of Miami BFA, University of South Dakota BA, Nazareth College Research Interest: Printmaking, Drawing, Bookbinding Professor Hand's work: blackdogpress.com

Todd Herzberg

Todd Herzberg

Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Drawing and Foundations Coordinator

FA 731

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 & Design
Studio Technician

FA 627

MFA, Columbia College Chicago BA, Wesleyan University Research Interest: Publishing, artists' books, writing, typography, cooking website: woodyleslie.com

T. Michael Martin

T. Michael Martin

Associate Professor of Art & Design
Director of University Galleries

FA 732

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 and Furniture Design

VA 103 A

MFA, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth BFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Martin's work: sarahmartinstudio.com

Danielle Mužina

Danielle Mužina

Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Painting

FA 727

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

Erich Neitzke

Adjunct Instructor of Art & Design
Drawing & Foundations

FA 604

Erich's work: www.erichneitzke.com

Cintia Segovia Figueroa

Cintia Segovia Figueroa

Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Photography / New Media

FA 728

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

Dr. Zbynek "ZB" Smetana

Dr. Zbynek "ZB" Smetana

Associate Professor of Art & Design
Art History

FA 729

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

VA 100 A

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

Dr. Rebecca Williams

Dr. Rebecca Williams

Associate Professor of Art & Design
Art Education

FA 726

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

Pamela Parker

Pamela Parker

Administrative Assistant
Department of Art & Design

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 
dickdougherty.weebly.com/
wiki
 
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 
daleleys.com
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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