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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
Department Head, Associate Professor of Art - Painting and Drawing
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Seth Ferris
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
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Suzie Garner
Professor of Art
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Jeff Gustafson
Instructor of Art & Design, Film
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Eli Hall
Associate Professor of Art - Graphic Design
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Jill Holaday
Instructor of Art History
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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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Luke Warren
Art and Design Technician/Health and Safety Officer
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Forrest Zerbe
Instructor of Art
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Art & Design Instructors & Lecturers 

Bair, Lyn
Art History
FA 313H
Lyn Bair's Email

Cain, Lily
2D Design
FA 313H
Lily Cain's Email

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

Dearing, Robin

Art History
Robin Dearing's Email

Douglas, Tammy
2D Design
Tammy Douglas' Email

Garcia, Justine
2D Design and Drawing 
Justine Garcia's Email

Humphrey, Sam
K-12 Art Education
Sam Humphrey's Email

Marin, Janice
Art Appreciation
Janice Marin's Email

O'Quinn, Leisha
Art History
Leisha O'Quinn's Email

Purser, Ami

2D Design  and Drawing
Ami Purser's Email

Kim Putnam
2D Design and Drawing
FA 313H
Kim Putnam's Email

Safken, Brooke
Graphic Design and AFP&MD
FA 313H
Brooke Safken's Email

Seels, Marcus
2D Design

Warren, Luke
3D Design
FA 112
Luke Warren's Email

Wyman, Kari
Art History
FA 313H
Kari Wyman's Email