About Our Faculty & Staff

Tyson Atwell
Adjunct Professor

Expertise

  • Product design
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Digital fabrication
  • Fine woodworking
  • Prototyping & model making
  • Ceramics

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Furniture Design, Rhode Island of Design, 2012
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Product Design, California College of the Arts, 2004

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Paul Booth
Chair and Professor of Art and Design

Expertise 

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Communication design
  • Typography
  • Poster Design

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Communication Design, University of North Texas, 2006
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Design, Texas Tech University, 1999

 

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David Cahoon
Assistant Professor of Art and Design

Expertise

  • Traditional Communication Design
  • Graphic Design History
  • Conceptual Development
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Advertising

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Utah State University, 2015
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Utah State University, 1991
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Utah, 1988

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Anthony Carton
Assistant Professor of Art and Design

Expertise

  • Interaction Design
  • Design Research
  • Human Factors and Usability
  • Typography

Education

  • M.F.A., Graphic Design, University of Minnesota, 2013
  • B.F.A., Industrial Design, Southern Illinois University, 2007

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Chad Colby
Professor of Art & Design

Expertise  

  • Traditional oil painting – materials and technique 
  • Contemporary art 
  • Studio art 

Education 

  • Master of Fine Arts, Painting, The American University, 1998 
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1994 

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Jay Dougan
Associate Professor of Art and Design

Expertise  

  • Ceramics 
  • Sculpture 
  • 3D design 

Education 

  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Notre Dame, 2002 
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Western Michigan University, 1996 

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Tony Holmquist
Associate Professor of Art and Design

Expertise:

  • Intaglio, Relief, and Lithographic Printmaking Techniques
  • Digital Art
  • Sound/Noise Art
  • Old-Time Stringband Music - Fiddle, Banjo, and Guitar

Education:

  • Master of Fine Arts, Colorado State University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2003

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Julia Klema
Adjunct Professor

Expertise

  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Drawing
  • Visual narrative in landscape

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts, French and Spanish, Fort Lewis College, 2009

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Susan Moss
Professor of Art and Design

Expertise 

  • Drawing
  • Embroidery
  • Large-scale painting
  • Textile art

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1991
  • M.S., Psychology, University of Missouri, 1983
  • B.A., English, University of Iowa, 1979

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Dr. Cory Pillen
Assistant Professor of Art History and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise  

  • 19th- and 20th-century U.S. Visual Culture  
  • Gender Studies
  • Graphic Design History
  • Environmental History

Education 

  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013 
  • M.A., Art History, 19th- and 20th-Century U.S. Visual Culture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005 
  • B.A., Integrated Studies (Arts Administration), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1994 

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Amy Wendland
Professor of Art and Design

Expertise  

  • Adobe Photoshop 
  • Adobe Illustrator 
  • Drawing 
  • Illustration 
  • Mixed media sculpture (wood, bone, stone) 
  • Works on paper 

Education 

  • Master of Fine Arts, Graphics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2000 
  • M.A., Sculpture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1999 
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design, 1990 

 

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Adjunct, Visiting, and Lecture Faculty



Emeriti Faculty

Ellen Cargile (M.Ed., University of Arkansas)

Stanton Englehart (M.F.A., University of Colorado)

David Hunt (M.A., Brigham Young University)

Mick Reber (M.F.A., Brigham Young University)

Laurel Covington Vogl (M.F.A., Claremont Graduate School)

Gerald Wells (M.F.A., University of Mississippi)