Art & Design Faculty

Faculty

Dr. Rebecca Williams

Dr. Rebecca Williams

Associate Professor of Art Education
Department Chair

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

Jeanne Beaver

Jeanne Beaver

Associate Professor of Art & Design
Metalsmithing and Jewelry

FA 100

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

Jim Bryant

Jim Bryant

Professor of Art & Design
Graphic Design

MFA, Louisiana State University; BFA, Herron School of Art, Indiana University. ¶ Research Interest: Graphic Design, Web Design, Printmaking. ¶ Director of the Discover China Program

Lu Colby

Lu Colby

Instructor of Art and Design
Foundations and Printmkaing

FA 1010 A

MFA, Louisiana State University; BFA, Murray State University

Gregory Scott Cook

Gregory Scott Cook

Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Graphic Design

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.

Laura Cope

Instructor of Art & Design
Art Education

MA, Murray State University; BS Cambellsvile University

Jessica Fife

Jessica Fife

Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Painting

FA 727

MFA, California State University Fullerton; BA, California State University Long Beach

Dr. Antje Gamble

Dr. Antje Gamble

Associate Professor of Art & Design
Art History

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: American Exhibitions of Italian Art and Design (Routledge: 2023)

Nicole Hand-Bryant

Nicole Hand-Bryant

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

MFA, University of Miami; BFA, University of South Dakota; BA, Nazareth College ¶ Research Interest: Printmaking, Drawing, Bookbinding

Katie Knoeringer

Katie Knoeringer

Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Drawing

FA 731

MFA, Louisiana State University; BFA, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; BS Art Education, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Woody Leslie

Woody Leslie

Instructor of Art & Design
Studio Technician

MFA, Columbia College Chicago; BA, Wesleyan University ¶ Research Interest: Publishing, artists' books, writing, typography, cooking

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

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Associate Professor of Art & Design
Woodworking and Furniture Design

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

Michelle Moode

Michelle Moode

Instructor of Art and Design
Drawing and Printmaking

FA 1010 A

MFA, West Virginia University; MFA,University of Iowa Center for the Book; BFA, Murray State University

 
Cintia Segovia Figueroa

Cintia Segovia Figueroa

Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Photography / New Media

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.

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

MFA, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University; BFA, Kansas City Art Institute ¶ Research Interest: Ceramic Sculpture, Handbuilding, Wheel-throwing, Slipcasting

 

Staff

Amanda Combs

Amanda Combs

Accounting Clerk
Department of Art & Design

Ann Gosser

Ann Gosser

Administrative Assistant
Department of Art & Design

 

Emeritus Faculty

Steve Bishop

Steve Bishop

Professor Emeritus
Sculpture

1979-2010

 

Karen Boyd

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

Clara M. Eagle

Professor Emeritus
Metalsmithing, Department Head

1946-1973

 

Harry Furches

Harry Furches

Professor Emeritus
Metalsmithing

1963-1993

 

Sarah Gutwirth

Sarah Gutwirth

Professor Emeritus
Painting and Drawing

1998-2017

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Bob Head

Bob Head

Professor Emeritus
Painting and Drawing

1966-1997

 

Richard Jackson

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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Paul Sasso

Paul Sasso

Professor Emeritus
Woodworking

1981-2008

 

Camille Serre

Camille Serre

Professor Emeritus
Art Education

1985-2012

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Fred Shepard

Fred Shepard

Professor Emeritus
Ceramics

1963-1999

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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

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