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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 (England), 1973
  • BROWNE, KATHLEEN A. (1992) Professor, M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, 1985
  • BUNTIN, PHILLIP D. (2006) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, M.A., University of Connecticut, 2002
  • COMMITO, GIANNA E. (2005) Associate Professor, M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2003
  • DORFF, JULIANN B. (1999) Associate Lecturer, M.A., Kent State University, 1998
  • FARNSWORTH, ISABEL (1997) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Stanford University, 1995
  • HAVICE, CHRISTINE (2003) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1978
  • HOEPTNER-POLING, LINDA A. (1986) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2005
  • KAN, KOON-HWEE (2003) Associate Professor, Ed.D., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 2004
  • KUMAR, NAVJOTIKA (2007) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Cornell University, 2004
  • LESSMAN-MOSS, JANICE (1981) Professor, M.F.A., The University of Michigan, 1981
  • LODERSTEDT, MICHAEL J. (1996) Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 1985
  • MANGUS, KIRK S. (1985) Professor, M.F.A., Washington State University, 1979
  • MCDOUGALL, CAREY E. (2003) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, M.F.A., University of Connecticut, 2002
  • MCMAHON, TARYN (2013) Lecturer, M.A., University of Iowa, 2010
  • MCWHORTER, JACK E. (1989) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, M.F.A., Kent State University, 1983
  • MEDICUS, GUSTAV F. (1989) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University, 1992
  • MERCER, M. SEAN (2000) Associate Professor, B.F.A., Kent State University, 1996
  • O'KEEFFE, PAUL R. (1983) Professor, M.F.A., University of California (Los Angeles), 1981
  • POLO, DARICE (2004) Associate Professor, M.F.A., State University of New York (Albany), 1999
  • REISCHUCK, ALBERT W. (2009) Lecturer, M.A., Kent State University, 1991
  • SALUS, O. CAROL (1985) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1989
  • SCHATZ, MARK (2010) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of Texas (Austin), 2005
  • SCILLIA, DIANE G. (1985) Professor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1975
  • SMITH, FRED T. (1985) Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University, 1979
  • VANDE ZANDE, ROBIN S. (2001) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2002
School of Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • BENITEZ, MARGARITA (2010) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., School of Art Institute of Chicago,  2008
  • CAMPBELL, J.R. (2009) Professor, M.F.A., University of California (Davis), 1996
  • CARR, ELIZABETH M. (2006) Associate Lecturer, B.F.A., Stephens College, 1978
  • DANCIE, PAULA (2003) Lecturer, B.F.A., Miami University, 1980
  • ELLINGTON, TAMEKA N. (1995) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2011
  • FENN, JOANNE (2001) Assistant Professor, M.L.I.S., Kent State University, 2007
  • 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., Northern Illinois University, 1981
  • HUME, SARA E. (2009) Assistant Professor, M.A., Fashion Institute of Technology, 2003
  • HYUN, JONGHAN (2010) Assistant Professor, M.S., University of Missouri (Columbia), 2007
  • KIM, JIHYUN (2013) Associate Professor
  • KIM, YOUNG (2011) Lecturer, M.A., Columbia College (Chicago), 2007
  • LAPOLLA, KENDRA L. (2013) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., The Ohio State University, 2010
  • LEE, EUN-JUNG (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Seoul National University, 2006
  • LESLIE, CATHERINE A. (2002) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002
  • MCLEOD, HARRIET J. (2011) Lecturer, Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2003
  • MEYER, KENDRA (2013) Assistant Professor
  • 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.F.A., University of Nebraska (Lincoln), 2004
  • RHODES, BARBARA A. (2009) Lecturer, B.F.A., University of Denver, 1968
  • SCHOFIELD, SHERRY A. (2006) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1997
  • STANFORTH, NANCY F. (2000) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993
School of Music
  • ALBRECHT, THEODORE J. (1992) Professor, Ph.D., North Texas State University, 1975
  • BERG, MARLA (2009) Assistant Professor
  • BIRCH, SEBASTIAN A. (2002) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Cleveland Institute of Music, 1997
  • BROWN, DANA A. (1984) Associate Professor, M.M., Kent State University, 1986
  • CHUNN, MICHAEL W. (1983) Professor, M.M., University of Illinois, 1980
  • CULVER, TIMOTHY M.R. (1999) Associate Professor, M.M., Kent State University, 2002
  • DEVORE, RICHARD O. (1983) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 1985
  • DRESSLER, JANE K. (1987) Professor, D.M.A., The University of North Carolina, 1989
  • FRANKLIN, JOHN D. (2013) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University (Bloomington), 2007
  • FUCCI, MELISSA D. (2002) Lecturer, Regional Campuses, M.M., Kent State University, 2009
  • HEISLER, JEFFREY A. (2010) Assistant Professor
  • JANSON, THOMAS A. (1980) Professor, D.M.A., The University of Michigan, 1975
  • JIN, YU (2007) Assistant Professor
  • KRAMER, KENNETH C. (1984) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, M.M., Kent State University, 1984
  • LARMEE, KENT D. (1989) Associate Professor, M.M., The Ohio State University, 1981
  • LATSHAW, CHARLES W. (2013) Assistant Professor
  • LEE, DONNA (1999) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1999
  • LEYVA, JESSE (2013) Associate Professor
  • LORENZ, RALPH (1997) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University, 1995
  • MACPHERSON, SCOTT (2008) Associate Professor, D.M.A., University of Southern California, 1992
  • MCCLOSKEY, DIANE L. (1994) 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 WA (1989) Professor, Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles), 1978
  • QUESADA, MILAGROS A. (1987) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1992
  • RESTA, CRAIG (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2008
  • ROBINSON, CATHY M. (2003) Assistant Professor
  • ROBINSON, KEITH (2003) Assistant Professor
  • ROUNDS, THEODORE P. (1995) Associate Professor, M.M., Ithaca College, 1989
  • SEACHRIST, DENISE A. (1995) Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1993
  • SEEDS, LAUREL M. (2000) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, M.M., Kent State University, 1986
  • SHAHRIARI, ANDREW C. (2009) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2001
  • SUNDET, DANNA (2002) Assistant Professor, M.M., Kent State University, 2002
  • TACKETT, JEFFREY C. (2012) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, M.M., Indiana University (Purdue), 2007
  • VACCARO, BRANDON C. (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Colorado (Denver), 2009
  • WALKER, LINDA B. (1990) Professor, Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1983
  • WHITE, JAY G. (2011) Associate Professor
  • WILEY, FRANK E. (1979) Professor, D.M.A., Cleveland Institute of Music, 1977
  • WONG, JERRY T. (2003) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Manhattan School of Music, 2002
School of Theatre and Dance
  • AULD, WILLIAM I. (2010) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, 2005
  • BANK, ROSEMARIE K. (1984) Professor, Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 1972
  • CAMPBELL, SHARON S. (1989) Associate Professor, master's degree, The Ohio State University, 1982
  • CRAWFORD, JOHN R. (1988) Professor and Dean, Ed.D., Temple University, 1989
  • HUYA, NATALIE J. (2003) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, M.A., Villanova University, 2001
  • FRISCHE, AMY (2013) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., San Diego State University, 2010
  • KARPANTY, KIMBERLY (1995) Associate Professor, M.A., New York University, 1987
  • KENT, THERESE J. (1991) Professor, M.F.A., Michigan State University, 1987
  • KURAHASHI, YUKO (2001) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University, 1996
  • LaSALA, ERIN P. (2009) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of North Carolina (Greensboro), 2009
  • McINTOSH, MICHAEL R. (2013) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2005
  • MEGGITT, JOAN (2005) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1999
  • NADON, DANIEL R. (1993) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1993
  • NEWBERG, BRIAN S. (2010) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, M.F.A., University of California (Irvine), 1999
  • PAUNA, STEVEN R. (2013) Associate Professor
  • RICHIE, CHARLES J. (1994) Associate Professor, B.A., Denison University, 1970
  • SALLAK, WILLIAM L. (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2010
  • SEO, JAKYUNG (2009) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of Illinois (Urbana), 2004
  • SHEARER, ANDREA TECZA (1980) Associate Professor, M.A., The University of Michigan, 1975
  • SMITH, RAYNETTE HALVORSEN (1991) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 1976
  • STILLINGS, CYNTHIA R. (1996) Professor, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison), 1988
  • SWOBODA, JONATHAN F. (2008) Assistant Professor, M.M., University of Nebraska (Omaha), 1997
  • VAN BAARS, FRANS E. (1993) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2002
  • VERLEZZA, BARBARA A. (2002) Associate Professor, M.F.A., The University of Michigan, 1978