School Faculty

Art School Chairs

  • Denise Lisiecki, Art School Director
  • Brian Hirt, Ceramics Department Chair
  • Mary Whalen, Photography and Digital Media Department Chair

Art School Faculty

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Instructor & Website Education Classes Taught
Susan Andress
www.susanandress.com
B.A., Western Michigan University Photography Instructor
Scott Bade PhD, Western Michigan University Creative Writing/Prose & Poetry
Susan Badger B.A., Western Michigan University Painting Instructor
Chad Bagge Columbia College Ceramics Instructor
Tracy Bell
www.copperglassandrecycledtrash.blogspot.com
A.A., Kalamazoo Valley Community College Jewelry Instructor
Elisabeth Carnell BA, MA WMU Accessible Arts
Joan Carver B.A., Yale University Glass Instructor
Sue Caulfield
strandsofcommonthread.com
KVCC Printmaking Instructor
John Crouch
johncrouchphotography.com
B.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Photography Instructor
Julie Devers
www.newgrangepottery.com
M.F.A., University of Montana Ceramics Instructor
Larissa Dugas Ph. D., Indiana University Foreign Language Instructor
Dawn Edwards
www.feltsoright.com
International Studies Fiber Instructor
Bob Ferrier B.F.A., Western Michigan University Children's Instructor
Carolyn Fink
www.carolynfink.com
B.F.A., Kendall College of Art and Design Sculpture Instructor
Kenneth Freed
kennethfreed.com
M.F.A., Western Michigan University Painting Instructor
Trevor Grabill
www.flatmtnpress.com
BFA Central Michigan University Children's Photography Instructor
Jerry Harty B.A., Tri State University Glass Instructor
Karmene K-P Hassell
www.thekarmikarmi.vpweb.com
BFA Ringling College of Art & Design, FL Sculpture Instructor
Lindsay Hayosh B.F.A., Kutztown University Ceramics Instructor
Carrie Hays   Sculpture Instructor
Brian Hirt M.F.A., Ohio University Ceramics Department Chair, Ceramic Instructor
Gretchen Huggett B.S., Western Michigan University Fiber Department Head, Fiber Instructor
Anna Ill M.A., Western Michigan University Ceramic Sculpture
Kelli Jackson B.F.A., Western Michigan University Jewelry Instructor
David Jones   Photography Instructor
Linda Kekic M.P.A., Western Michigan University Jewelry Instructor
Debbi Hands Kreps BS Western Michigan University Printmaking Instructor
Laurel Kuehl
www.laurelkuehl.com
B.F.A., Miami University Painting Instructor
Natalie Lagoni Studied at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Children's Instructor
Wyatt Lane B.F.A. Truman State, MO Ceramic Instructor
Denise Lisiecki
www.kazoopainters.com
M.A., State University of New York Art School Director,
Painting Instructor
Don Marek
www.donmarekwatercolors.com
MSW, Western Michigan University Painting Instructor
Karen Matson M.A., Western Michigan University Drawing Instructor
Deborah Mattson
www.gunplainpress.blogspot.com
BFA Kendall College of Art and Design
MFA Kendall College of Art and Design
Printmaking Instructor
Jeannette Maxey   Jewelry Instructor
Susan McHenry
www.emptyvesselpottery.com
M.F.A., Bennington College Ceramic Instructor
Rebecca (Becki) Moffett Moore BFA Indiana State University
MA Governors State University, IL
Ceramics Instructor
Paul Nimz B.S., Western Michigan University Sculpture Instructor
Michael Ouding BA Kalamazoo College Glass Instructor
Sarah Parr Kendall College of Art & Design Children's Instructor
Michael Parr
www.michaelparrstudio.com
University of Michigan Drawing Instructor
Michael Pixley B.F.A. Michigan State University Sculpture and Printmaking Instructor
Eric Pott MA WMU Sculpture
Laurie Pruitt B.F.A. Western Michigan University Photography Instructor
Tom Richards
www.tomrichardspottery.com
MA Western Michigan University Ceramics Instructor
Martha Rosenfeld BA Kalamazoo College
MA University of Northern Colorado
Fiber Instructor
Corinne Satterlee B.F.A., Savannah School of Art and Design Head of Children's Department,Photography and Digital Media Technician, Photography Instructor
Robert Shimmin B.F.A., Eastern Michigan University Photography Instructor
Sherri Snyder B.S., Michigan State University Design Instructor
Lauren Tripp
www.brightershadeofblue.com
B.A. Western Michigan University Jewelry Instructor
Vicki VanAmeyden
www.vickivanameyden.com
M.F.A., Western Michigan University Drawing Instructor
Kelly Walkotten
www.kellywalkottenphotography.com
Central Michigan University Photography Instructor
Mary Whalen
www.behance.net/whalenandshimmin
  Photography and Digital Media Department Chair, Photography Instructor
Kevin Wixson
www.revolvingdesign.com
A.A. KVCC Center for New Media and a Post-Associate Certificate in Web Design. Digital Media Instructor
Emily Wohlscheid B.F.A., Adrian College Fibers and Jewelry Instructor
Colleen Woolpert
colleenwoolpert.com
BA WMU, MFA Syracuse University Photography
David Yeider B.F.A., Western Michigan University Drawing and Children's Instructor