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Our mission is to educate the total artist within the cultural atmosphere of the university. We seek motivated and talented students, and we challenge them to explore with passion so they may become leaders in art and design. This is the place where imagination is ignited and potential is realized. It’s a place where career development is stressed to help create every opportunity for professional success.



Art Education

Donalyn Heise, Ed.D., (Nova Southeastern University, 2001) Art Education, Associate Professor, Art Education Coordinator

Bryna Bobick, Ed.D, (University of Georgia, 2008) Art Education, Assistant Professor



Art History

Yassar Tabbaa, Ph. D., Chair of Excellence

Fred Albertson, Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr College,1980) Art History, Associate Professor

Mariam Ayad, Ph.D., (Brown University, 2003) Art History, Associate Professor

Lorelei Corcoran, Ph.D., (The Oriental Institute University Of Chicago, 1988), Art History, Professor, Director, Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, Graduate Advisor for MA students concentrating in Egyptian Art.

Carol Crown, Ph.D., (Washington University, 1975) Art History, Professor, Undergraduate Art History Advisor

Earnestine Jenkins, Ph.D., (Michigan State University, 1997) Art History, Associate Professor, Art of the African Dispora Coordinator

Leslie Luebbers, Ph.D., (New York University, 2001) Director, Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM)

William McKeown, Ph.D., (Florida State University, 2005) Art History, Associate Professor, Art History Coordinator

Patricia Podzorski, Ph.D., (University of California at Berkeley, 1994) Art History, Curator,Museum studies faculty, Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Todd M. Richardson, Ph.D., (Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands, 2007) Art History, Assistant Professor, Assistant Chair, Department of Art



Ceramics

Nancy White, M.F.A., (Alfred University, 1974) Ceramics, Associate Professor, Ceramics Program Coordinator



Foundation Studies

Cedar Lorca Nordbye, M.F.A. (University of Iowa, 1998); Foundation Studies, Associate Professor, Foundation Studies Program Coordinator

Niles Wallace, M.F.A., (Alfred University, 1974) Foundation Studies, Professor



Graphic Design

Calvin Foster, M.F.A., (Auburn University, 1972) Graphic Design, Professor Emeritus

Gary Golightly, M.F.A., (The University of Memphis, 1995) Graphic Design, Associate Professor, Graphic Design Program Coordinator

Lucas Charles, M.G.D., (North Carolina State University, 2002) Graphic Design, Associate Professor, Graphic Design Graduate Program Coordinator

Michael Schmidt, M.G.D., (North Carolina State University,1994) Graphic Design, Associate Professor, Director, Center for Multimedia Arts

Daniel Wildberger, M.F.A. (University of Iowa, 2008) Graphic Design, Assistant Professor

Hugh Busby, M.F.A., (The University of Memphis, 2004) Graphic Design, Professional Staff/Adjunct Instructor, CCFA Local Service Provider Level II



Painting

Beth Edwards, M.F.A., (Indiana University, 1987) Painting, Professor, Fine Arts Studio Coordinator

Jed Jackson, M.F.A., (Cornell University, 1980) Painting, Professor, Graduate Painting Advisor



Photography

Richard A. Lou, M.F.A., (Clemson University, 1986) Photography, Professor, Chair, Department of Art

Larry Jasud, M.A., (The Ohio State University, 1980) Photography, Associate Professor Emeritus

Coriana Close, M.F.A., (The University of Arizona, 2011) Photography, Assistant Professor, Photography Program Coordinator

David Horan, BLS, (The University of Memphis, ) Photography, Professional Staff, Instructor, A.R.T.S. Faculty Advisor



Printmaking

Wayne Simpkins, M.F.A., (University of California, 1974) Printmaking, Associate Professor, Printmaking Program Coordinator



Sculpture

Greely Myatt, M.F.A. (University of Mississippi, 1980) Professor, Sculpture Program Coordinator

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