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At any given moment it is the people who define and make up the CMU Art and Design Department. We are a community of artists comprised of students, faculty and alumni.

Faculty members are professionally active in their fields and routinely create art, present, exhibit, research, publish and lecture within their areas. We have diverse educational backgrounds each with unique skills, scholarly artistic approaches and new ideas that we readily share with our students.

As artists we are not only committed to creating art as a scholarly practice, but in sharing that scholarly experience in our classroom. You can explore and learn about some of our unique talents in the links below.

If you need to declare a major or be assigned a faculty advisor in the Art and Design Department, please contact Ashtonn Means in Fine Arts 200, call 970.248.1833, or email [email protected].

Joshua Butler
Professor of Art
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Evan Curtis
Assistant Professor of Art - Animation and Digital Filmmaking
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Eric Elliott
Associate Professor of Art - Painting and Drawing
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Suzie Garner
Department Head, Professor of Art
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Eli Hall
Associate Professor of Art - Graphic Design
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KyoungHwa Oh
Associate Professor of Art - Ceramics
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Araan Schmidt
Associate Professor of Art
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Forrest Zerbe
Instructor of Art
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Art & Design Instructors & Lecturers 

Bair, Lyn
Art History
FA 313G
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Cain, Lily
2D Design
FA 313F
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Coburn, James
Art History
HH 114B

Crocetto, Julia
3D Design, 2D Design, Art Appreciation
FA 112

Dearing, Robin
Art History
[email protected]


Douglas, Tammy
2D Design
313G
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Gustafson, Jeffrey
AFP&MD
313G
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Humphrey, Sam
K-12 Art Education
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Kwon, Kevin
2D Design
FA 313C
[email protected]


Jones, Matthew
Graphic Design
FA 313F
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Marin, Janice
Art Appreciation
[email protected]


Miley, Robyn 
Web Design
FA 313C
[email protected]


Osborne, Aaron 
Graphic Design 
LHH 205
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Pechon, Trent 
3D Design and Sculpture
FA 112
[email protected]


Pickett, Jeffrey
Animation
313G
[email protected]

Purdy, Jonathan
2D Design
FA 313C
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O'Quinn, Leisha
Art History
[email protected]


Safken, Brooke
Graphic Design and AFP&MD
FA 313F
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Seeds, Matthew
3D Design
FA 112

Woods, Rebecca
2D Design, Foundation Drawing
FA 313G
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Wyman, Kari
Art History
FA 313G
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