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Jeffrey Abt
Professor, Painting and Drawing
3118 Old Main
Phone: 313-993-6785

Jeffrey Abt received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Drake University and studied at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. He fir...
Dora Apel
Professor and W. Hawkins Ferry Endowed Chair in Modern and Contemporary Art History
Schaver, Room 302
Phone: 313.577.5967

Dora Apel teaches courses on modern and contemporary art, photography and visual culture. She is the author of five books: Memory Effects: The Holocaust and the Art of Secondary Wi...
Danielle Aubert
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
3108.3 Old Main
Phone: 313.993.8169

Danielle Aubert holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Virginia and an MFA in graphic design from Yale University, where she was awarded the Bradbury Thompson Memo...
Andrea Cardinal
150 Art Building
Phone: 313-577-2980

Andrea Cardinal is a lecturer of graphic design and the sole proprietor of Tooth & Rag, LLC, a freelance design company. She holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2...
Derek Cote
Assistant Profesor

As a former explorer, frustrated architect and aspiring social examiner, Derek Coté received his MFA in sculpture and extended media at Virginia Commonwealth University and BFA at ...
Pamela Delaura
Associate Professor, Printmaking
Art Building
Phone: 313-577-2997

Pamela DeLaura, M.F.A., Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Associate Professor in Printmaking. Professor DeLaura is interested in all areas of printmaking (lithography, inta...
Holly Feen-Calligan
Adj. Assoc. Prof. of Art History
0163 Art Building
Phone: 313-577-1823

Dr. Feen-Calligan is an Associate Professor of Art Therapy in Wayne State's College of Education. She has a courtesy appointment, as adj. assoc. prof. of art history, in the James ...
Sarah Franklin
Associate Professor, Art History
2147 Faculty/Administration Building
Phone: 313-577-5966

Margaret Franklin, PhD, University of Cambridge (2000), teaches Renaissance and Baroque art in the Art and Art History department. She has published numerous articles which focus o...
Siobhan Gregory
Senior Lecturer

Siobhan Gregory is an industrial designer and applied anthropologist, living and working in Detroit. Her research focuses on the progress of a more human-centered design practice. ...
Adrian Hatfield
Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing
3141.5 Old Main
Phone: 313-577-0818

Adrian Hatfield’s multi-media art examines the modes of visual communication developed within religion, science, and 19th century Romantic landscape painting, all of which endeavor...
Marion Jackson
Professor Emerita, Art History
2155 Faculty/Administration Building
Phone: 313-405-6443

Marion (Mame) Jackson, PhD, University of Michigan, is professor emerita of Art History and professor of community engagement in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College where she directs ...
Rayneld M. Johnson
Senior Lecturer, Fashion Design and Merchandising
2133.1 Old Main
Phone: 313-577-3318

Rayneld Johnson, Ph.D., Wayne State University, Visiting Lecturer in Fashion Design and Merchandising. Her course specialties are the history, design, production and merchandising ...
Urban Jupena
Professor Emeritus, Fibers
2117.2 Old Main
Phone: 313-577-2993

Urban Jupena, M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Full Professor of Fibers. Professor Jupena teaches weaving and the printing and dyeing of fabric. His fibe...
Lauren Kalman
Assistant Professor
150 Art Building
Phone: 313-577-2980

Lauren Kalman is a visual artist whose practice is invested in installation, video, photography and performance. Through her work she investigates perspectives of beauty, body imag...
Brian Kritzman
Associate Professor, Industrial Design
255 Art Bldg.
Phone: 313-577-9523

Brian Kritzman, M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Associate Professor in Industrial Design. Brian Kritzman’s experimental design work has been recognized and published by I.D...
Evan Larson-Voltz
Associate Professor, Metalsmithing
52.1 Art Bldg.
Phone: 313-577-2983

Evan received his Masters of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his Bachelors of Fine Arts from University of Wisconsin Milkwaukee. His past teaching experience includes A...
Erica Lord
Lecturer, Sculpture
Heather Macali
Assistant Professor, Fashion and Fibers
150 Art Building
Phone: 313-577-2980

As a contemporary fiber artist Heather has focused primarily on color, pattern, texture, distortion and memory. Her use of color and pattern arose out of childhood experiences ...
Brian Madigan
Associate Professor, Art History
2153 Faculty/Administration Building
Phone: 313-577-2685

research interests: Greek sculpture, Classical and Hellenistic; Roman sculpture; the afterlife of Classicism and the history of archaeology...
Daniel McCafferty
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
2311 Old Main
Phone: 313-577-0253

Daniel McCafferty is a multi-disciplinary designer, artist and researcher. He holds an M.Des. in Graphic Design from North Carolina State University and a B.Com.Des. in Communicati...
Cristobal Mendoza
Assistant Professor, Electronic Arts/Graphic Design

Cristobal Mendoza is a Venezuelan media artist and programmer whose interests lie in the intersection of technology with the personal. His current research involves databases and d...
Judith Moldenhauer
Associate Professor, Graphic Design
3108 Old Main
Phone: 313-993-8165

Judith Moldenhauer, Associate Professor in Graphic Design. M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Her design work lies in the area of "information design" which enables people t...
James Nawara
Professor, Painting and Drawing
3102 Old Main
Phone: 313-577-0656

James Nawara, M.F.A., University of Illinois, Professor of Art in Drawing and Painting. Primarily a landscape painter, Professor Nawara is interested in the effects of human activi...
Samantha Noel
Assistant Professor, Art History
Jennifer Olmsted
Associate Professor, Art History
2147 Faculty/Administration Building
Phone: 313-577-5966

Jennifer Olmsted received her PhD in art history from Northwestern University. At Wayne State, she teaches courses on European art of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth cent...
John Richardson
Professor and Department Chair
150 Art Bldg.
Phone: 313-577-2980

Professor Richardson earned his graduate degrees in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MFA 1996, MA 1994) and his undergraduate degree from the University of Puget...
Dennis Paul Robare
Lecturer, Interior Design Area Coordinator
2106.1 Old Main
Phone: 313-577-2995

Dennis Robare, Masters of Architecture, Lawrence Technological University, Visiting Lecturer Area Coordinator in Interior Design. He is a registered architect, state of Michigan, c...
Melvin Rosas
Professor, Painting and Drawing
3129 Old Main
Phone: 313-577-0394

Mel Rosas, M.F.A., Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.), Professor of Drawing. In 1994, Professor Rosas received a Board of Governor's Faculty Recognition Award from Wayne State...
Stanley Rosenthal
Professor, Printmaking
263.1 Art Bldg.
Phone: 313-577-2996

Stanley Rosenthal, B.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University, M.F.A. Wayne State University; Graduate Officer for the Department of Art and Art History. Professor Rosenthal has won numero...
Millee Tibbs
Assistant Professor
150 Art Building
Phone: 313-577-8548

Millee Tibbs holds an MFA in photography from RISD and a BA in studio art and Hispanic studies from Vassar College. She is interested in surfaces and their relationship to what lie...
Eric Troffkin
Assistant Professor, Sculpture

Eric Troffkin joins the Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University as a new faculty member Fall 2009. He received his MFA degree in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academ...
Mary Weir
Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing

Margi Weir earned her MFA in painting from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA); her MA in painting from New Mexico State University; her BFA in painting from San Fra...
Susan Widawski
Lecturer, Fashion Design and Merchandising
2133.2 Old Main
Phone: 313-577-3319

Susan Widawski, M.A., Wayne State University, is a Lecturer in Fashion Design and Merchandising. Susan earned her graduate degree in apparel design and her undergraduate degree in...
Joseph Zajac
Professor, Ceramics
60.2 Art Bldg.
Phone: 313-577-2990

Joe Zajac received his M.F.A from Eastern Michigan University. He is Associate Department Chair and Professor, Ceramics. Professor Zajac mentors both undergraduate and graduate stu...
Marilyn Zimmerman
Associate Professor, Photography
4343 Old Main
Phone: 313-577-8548

Marilyn Zimmerman, M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Associate Professor in Photography. She is an artist, critical thinker, and post modern feminist whose work range...