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College of the Arts


Academic Advising Offices: 202-C Taylor Hall
330-672-2780
http://www.kent.edu/artscollege

Introduction

The College of the Arts is built on the belief that the arts are central to contemporary culture. They offer unique ways of knowing, forms of knowledge, areas of experience and means of communication. Our students gain breadth in understanding human experience through an exploration of the history and meaning of the arts. In addition, they gain depth by creating and conducting research and promoting art, music, theatre, dance and fashion. Intensive interactions in studio settings characterize much of their learning environment as does regular outreach to the larger community through exhibition, performance and other forms of presentation of student and faculty work.

School of Art
  • BALL, MARTIN W. (1997) Associate Professor, M.A., Royal College of Art, 1973
  • BUNTIN, PHILLIP D. (2006) Associate Professor, M.F.A., University of Connecticut, 2002
  • COMMITO, GIANNA E. (2005) Associate Professor, M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2003
  • DIETRICK, KELLY D. (1998) Lecturer, M.F.,A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2002
  • DORFF, JULIANN B. (1999) Senior Lecturer, M.A. Kent State University, 1998
  • EBANKS, DAVIN (2005) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2010
  • FARNSWORTH, ISABEL (1997) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 1995
  • GASPER-HULVAT, MARIE (2013) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College, 2012
  • HOEPTNER-POLING, LINDA A. (1986) Associate Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 1998
  • JOHNSON, PETER C. (2015) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2003
  • KAN, KOON-HWEE (2003) Associate Professor, Ed.D., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • LESSMAN-MOSS, JANICE (1981) Professor, M.F.A., University of Michigan, 1981
  • LODERSTEDT, MICHAEL J. (1982) Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 1985
  • MCMAHON, TARYN (2014) Assistant Professor, M.A., University of Iowa, 2010
  • MCWHORTER, JACK E. (1989) Associate Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 1983
  • MEDICUS, GUSTAV F. (1989) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 1992
  • POLO, DARICE M. (2004) Associate Professor, M.F.A., State University of New York-Albany, 1999
  • REISCHUCK, ALBERT W. (1990) Associate Lecturer, M.A., Kent State University, 1991
  • SALUS, O. CAROL (1984) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1989
  • SCHATZ, MARK K. (2010) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of Texas-Austin, 2005
  • SCILLIA, DIANE G. (1985) Professor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1975
  • VANDE ZANDE, ROBIN S. (2001) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2002
  • WARNER, JOHN-MICHAEL H. (2015) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2015
School of Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • ARNETT, JOANNE M. (2011) Lecturer, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2013
  • BENITEZ, MARGARITA (2010) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., School of Art Institute of Chicago, 2008
  • BHADURI, GARGI (2014) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2014
  • CAMPBELL, JAMES R. (2009) Professor and School Director, Ph.D., University of California-Davis, 1996
  • CARR, ELIZABETH M. (2006) Associate Lecturer, B.F.A., Stephens College, 1978
  • CHEN, CHANJUAN (2015) Assistant Professor
  • DANCIE, PAULA K. (2003) Associate Lecturer, B.F.A., Miami University, 1980
  • ELLINGTON, TAMEKA N. (1995) Assistant Professor, M.A., Michigan State University, 2004
  • GRIEDER, TRISTA L. (2010) Lecturer, M.S., Kaplan University, 2009
  • HAHN, KIM H. (2011) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005
  • HAUCK, WILLIAM E. (2000) Assistant Professor, M.A., Northeastern Illinois University, 1981
  • HUME, SARA E. (2009) Associate Professor and Museum Curator, M.A., Fashion Institute of Technology, 20013
  • HWANG, JA YOUNG (2015) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2013
  • HYUN, JONGHAN (2010) Assistant Professor, M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2007
  • KIM, JIHYUN (2013) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2004
  • LAPOLLA, KENDRA L. (2013) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., The Ohio State University, 2010
  • LESLIE, CATHERINE A. (2002) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002
  • MCLEOD, HARRIET J. (2011) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2003
  • MEHTA, ARCHANA (2001) Lecturer, B.A., Kent State University, 2002
  • OHRN, LINDA M. (2004) Associate Professor, M.F.A., University of North Texas, 2003
  • PALOMO-LOVINSKI, NOEL N. (2001) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2009
  • PERRINE, WILLIAM C. (2006) Associate Lecturer, M.A., Western Michigan University, 2004
  • QUEVEDO, VINCENT (2008) Associate Professor, M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004
  • RHODES, BARBARA A. (2009) Associate Lecturer, B.F.A., University of Denver, 1968
  • SNYDER, SARA E. (2008) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2014
  • STANFORTH, NANCY F. (2000) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993
  • WACHOWIAK, MARJORIE (2012) Lecturer, M.S., Franklin University, 2011
  • YODER, SUE J. (2013) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Syracuse University, 2008
  • YOUNG, KIM (2011) Lecturer and New York City Studio Director, M.A., Columbia College Chicago, 2007
School of Music
  • ALBRECHT, THEODORE J. (1992) Professor, Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1975
  • ANDERSON, IAN (2015) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Middle Tennessee State University, 2009
  • BERG, MARLA (2009) Assistant Professor
  • BIRCH, SEBASTIAN A. (2006) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Cleveland Institute of Music, 1997
  • BROWN, DANA A. (1984) Associate Professor, M.M., Kent State University, 1986
  • CHUNN, MICHAEL W. (1983) Professor
  • CULVER, TIMOTHY M. (1999) Associate Professor, M.M., Kent State University, 2002
  • DEVORE, RICHARD O. (1983) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1985
  • DRESSLER, JANE K. (1987) Professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1989
  • FOWLER, KISHNA (2015) Assistant Professor, M.M., Juilliard School of Music, 1995
  • FRANKLIN, JOHN D. (2013) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 2007
  • FUCCI, MELISSA D. (2002), Assistant Professor, M.M., Kent State University, 2009
  • JOHNSTONE, JENNIFER L. (2002) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2012
  • LARMEE, KENT D. (1989) Associate Professor, M.M., The Ohio State University, 1981
  • LATSHAW, CHARLES W. (2013) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 2014
  • LEE, DONNA (1999) Professor, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1999
  • LEYVA, JESSE (2013) Associate Professor
  • LORENZ, RALPH (1997) Associate Professor, M.A., California State University-Long Beach, 1984
  • MACPHERSON, SCOTT A. (2008) Professor, D.M.A., University of Southern California, 1992
  • MCCLOSKEY, DIANE L. (1991) Associate Professor, M.M., University of Cincinnati, 1983
  • MCPHERSON, EVE (2011) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara, 2009
  • MITCHELL, DAVID E. (2001) Assistant Professor
  • MUKUNA, KAZADI W. (1989) Professor
  • NANONGKHAM, PRIWAN (1998) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2011
  • RESTA, CRAIG M. (2008) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2008
  • ROBINSON, CATHY M. (2003) Assistant Professor
  • ROBINSON, KEITH H. (2003) Assistant Professor
  • ROUNDS, THEODORE P. (1995) Associate Professor, B.M., University of Rochester, 1978
  • SEACHRIST, DENISE A. (1988) Professor and Campus Dean, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1993
  • SEEDS, LAUREL M. (2000) Associate Professor, M.M., Kent State University, 1986
  • SELVAGGIO, ROBERT (2010) Assistant Professor, B.M., Kent State University, 1992
  • SHAHRIARI, ANDREW C. (1993) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2001
  • SUNDET, DANNA S. (2002) Assistant Professor, M.M., Kent State University, 2002
  • VENESILE, CHRISTOPHER J. (2010) Assistant Professor
  • WALKER, LINDA B. (1990) Professor, Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1983
  • WHITE, JAY G. (2011) Associate Professor
  • WILEY, FRANK E. (1979) Professor, M.M., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1973
  • WONG, JERRY T. (2003) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Manhattan School of Music, 2002
School of Theatre and Dance
  • AULD, WILLIAM I. (2010) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, 2005
  • BLACK, MARYANN P. (2002) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2007
  • BROWN, COURTNEY (2014) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 2008
  • CAMPBELL, SHARON S. (1989) Associate Professor, M.F.A., The Ohio State University, 1982
  • CRAWFORD-SPINELLI, JOHN R. (1988) Professor and College Dean, Ed.D., Temple University, 1989
  • DRASHNER, NICHOLAS D. (2015) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of California-San Diego, 2012
  • FRITSCHE, AMY (2013) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., San Diego State University, 2010
  • HUYA, NATALIE J. (2003) Assistant Professor, M.A., Villanova University, 2001
  • KARPANTY, KIMBERLY A. (1995) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Arizona State University, 2003
  • KENT, THERESE J. (1991) Professor, M.F.A., Michigan State University, 1987
  • KILDOW, ERIC S. (2015) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2009
  • KORECKI, JENNIFER S. (2012) Assistant Professor, M.M., Kent State University, 1996
  • KURAHASHI, YUKO (2001) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 1996
  • MEGGITT, JOAN (2005) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1999
  • NADON, DANIEL R. (1993) Professor, Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder, 1993
  • NEWBERG, BRIAN S. (2010) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of California-Irvine, 1999
  • PAUNA, STEVEN R. (2013) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2000
  • POLANCO, FABIO J. (2009) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1997
  • ROCKLAND, JEFFREY M. (2015) Associate Professor, M.F.A., University of California-Irvine, 1992
  • SEO, JAKYUNG (2009) Associate Professor, M.F.A., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • STILLINGS, CYNTHIA R. (1992) Professor, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
  • SWOBODA, JONATHAN F. (2008) Associate Professor, M.M., University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1997
  • VAN BAARS, FRANS ERIC (1993) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2002
  • VERLEZZA, BARBARA A. (2002) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, 2005