Department of Art & Design

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About Our Faculty & Staff

Paul Booth
Associate Professor & Chair of the Department 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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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

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

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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Andrea Martens
Art Gallery Director & Lecturer

Expertise

  • Printmaking: including Intaglio, Lithography, Silkscreen, Experimental, and Relief Techniques
  • Drawing
  • Papermaking & Mixed Media
  • Contemporary Art

Education

  • MFA, Printmaking, Colorado State University
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • B.S., Major Psychology, Minors in Art and Biology, Virginia Tech

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Susan Moss
Professor of Art

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

Expertise  

  • Art history 
  • U.S. history 
  • Visual culture
  • 19th- and 20th-century U.S. visual culture 

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

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

David Cahoon
Visiting Instructor of Design
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Matthew Sommerville
Adjunct Instructor of Art History
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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)