Skip to main content

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

Art & Design Instructors & Lecturers 

Bair, Lyn
Art History
FA 313G
[email protected]


Cain, Lily
2D Design
FA 313F
[email protected]


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

Day, Amy
Foundation Drawing
FA 313G 
[email protected]


Dearing, Robin
Art History
[email protected]


Douglas, Tammy
2D Design
313G
[email protected] 

Gustafson, Jeffrey
AFP&MD
313G
[email protected]


Humphrey, Sam
K-12 Art Education
[email protected]


Kwon, Kevin
2D Design
FA 313G
[email protected]


Jones, Matthew
Graphic Design
FA 313F
[email protected]

Marin, Janice
Art Appreciation
[email protected]


Pechon, Trent 
3D Design and Sculpture
FA 112
[email protected]


O'Quinn, Leisha
Art History
[email protected]


Safken, Brooke
Graphic Design and AFP&MD
FA 313F
[email protected]


Sanders, Emily
2D Design and Foundation Drawing
FA 313G
[email protected]


Seeds, Matthew
3D Design
FA 112

Seels, Marcus
3D Design
FA 313G

Wyman, Kari
Art History
FA 313G
k[email protected]