Assistant Professor

Shane Strate

I received my PhD in Southeast Asian history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009. My geographic area of specialization is Thailand; thematic interests include imperialism, nationalism, and post-colonialism. Prior to arriving at Kent State University I taught at Wayne State College in Nebraska.

Vas Patibandla

Professor Vas Patibandla brings to Kent State University more than 25 years of hands-on experience in computer graphic design, illustration and animation. He is a graduate of the Marycrest University Computer Graphics Program, the first computer graphics program in the country. Vas Patibandla is also the founder and owner of Visual Arts Spectrum (1994-present), a full service computer graphic design, animation and multimedia company serving clients throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

John-Michael Warner

John-Michael H. Warner is an art historian trained in gender and women’s studies. Professor Warner teaches histories and theories of contemporary art, art at the turn of the twenty-first century, and contemporary photography as well as environmental art history and nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art—each from a feminist and queer perspective.

Andrea Myers

Andrea Myers is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Kent State University at Stark. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2001 and her Masters of Fine Arts in Fiber and Material Studies in 2006 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Brian H. Yim, PhD

Brian earned a B.A. (2003) in Education in Sport and Leisure Studies and a M.A. (2007) in Sport Marketing from Korea National Sport University, a Ph.D. in Sport Management and Policy from the University of Georgia. He joined Kent State University faculty in 2015. His overarching research interest lies in customer relationship marketing with a particular focus on sport fan emotion.

Jungho Kim

Jungho Kim began his professional career as a violinist for the Kyung-Ghi Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul, Korea.

After earning two master’s degrees from the University of Cincinnati – one in violin performance and another in orchestral conducting – Kim was named associate conductor of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, a 100 year-old performing arts organization dedicated to cultural enrichment in Northwestern Iowa.