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School of Art Office
Fine Arts Building, Room 100

The SOA faculty is comprised of 26 permanent full-time and numerous visiting and clinical members who are practicing, professional artists, designers, critics and art historians. The SOA faculty have received numerous prestigious awards including fellowships from: the Guggenheim Foundation, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Rome Prize, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation and many others. In addition to receiving high-profile commissions, residencies, and international critical attention, faculty have presented their work in major museums and galleries around the world, including the Whitney Biennial, the Sao Paulo International Biennale, and the Venice Biennale.

Meet the Faculty


  • Administration

    Beckham Dossett
    Fine Arts Building, Room 100C

    Keliy Anderson-Staley
    Director, Graduate Studies

    Stephan Hillerbrand
    Director, Arts & Technology Center

  • Staff

    Andrea Johnson
    Administrative Assistant
    Fine Arts Building, Room 100A

    Imelda Lucio
    Office Assistant
    Fine Arts Building, Room 100

    Chelsea Clarke
    Manager, Arts & Technology Center
    Fine Arts Building, Room 314

    School of Art Questions

  • Academic Affairs

    Jason Barkemeyer
    Executive Director, Academic Affairs and Student Success
    Advises: Photography/Digital Media, BFA
    Fine Arts Building, room 100B

    Kara Ellis
    Academic Advisor
    Advises: Art, BA; Painting, BFA
    Fine Arts Building, Room 102A


    Kimberly Gray
    Graduate Advisor
    Advises: Art, MFA
    Fine Arts Building, Room 100F


    Erika Jimenez
    Graduate Advisor
    Advises: Art History, BA and MA; Art Minors
    Fine Arts Building, Room 100D

    Allison Watson
    Academic Advisor
    Advises: Graphic Design, BFA; Sculpture, BFA
    Fine Arts Building, Room 102D

    General Advising Questions