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Ann Bishop   ADJUNCT PROFESSOR — ART EDUCATION

abishop@andersonuniversity.edu

Ann Bishop graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education, with a concentration in Jewelry and Metalwork. She received her Masters Degree from Furman in Educational Leadership, Administration and Supervision and completed her Advanced Placement Art endorsement through the University of South Carolina.

Ann was the first recipient of UGA's Betty Cabin Art Scholarship and was among the first group of art educators selected for the SC Governor's School for the Arts Intern Program. She helped draft Anderson District One's first District-wide curriculum for High School Art and has served on the SC State Department Standards Support Team.

Ann currently teaches art at Wren High School and has been chosen Teacher of the Year three times in her career. Under her leadership, the WHS art program has received recognition for its infusion of Digital Assessment Portfolios, using industry standard software. Ann has applied for and received six grants, totaling over $35,000.00, to help keep the art program innovative.

Ann's art work has won various local awards, has received national recognition, and has been featured in Scholastic Magazine. Her work with Llyn Strong, Jewelry Designer, enabled her to continue her desire to work with metal. In addition to drawing and painting, Ann currently enjoys exploring possibilities of the marriage of metal and glass.

COURSES:
ART 384: Secondary Art Methods
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Nathan Cox   ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ART AND ASSOCIATE DEAN, THE SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS — FOUNDATIONS

ncox@andersonuniversity.edu

Nathan Cox, Professor of Art, teaches Foundations 1 and 2, and serves as Foundations Art Program Coordinator for the Department of Art Desin, and as an Assistant Provost. He received a BFA from Millikin University and earned his MFA in Ceramics from Bradley University, both in Illinois. Besides being a dedicated teacher, he is also a committed artist. He is both a 2-D and a 3-D artist, making mixed-media drawings, sculpture, pottery, and sculptural ceramics vessels. His work has been published in Ceramics Monthly Magazine, the foremost periodical publication on ceramic art in the county, and featured in over 80 solo, group, juried or invitational exhibitions, where it has won numerous awards. He has also received a South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Excellence in Teaching Award, has twice been named a Mobile Learning Innovator at Anderson University, and was named a lifetime Fellow of the Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, where he has twice been an artist in residence.

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COURSES:
ART 105: Foundations 1
ART 106: Foundations 2
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Chotsani Dean    LECTURER — CERAMICS

cdean@andersonuniversity.edu


COURSES:
ART :
 

Kimberly Dick ADJUNCT — SCULPTURE AND GALLERY DIRECTOR

kdick@andersonuniversity.edu

Kimberly Dick serves Anderson University as Art Gallery Director, as well as teaches the Foundations of Art program year. It is the experience of art, whether through appreciation, conceptual development, or innovative problem solving that she is most fascinated by as an artist and teacher. She believes students learn best through process and discovery.

Also since 2009, she has been a member of Art Bomb Studios in Greenville, SC, a non-profit working arts studio. As a practicing artist, she believes there is much value conveyed to students by continuing personal artistic development and exhibiting. She has exhibited extensively in exhibitions in KY, NC, SC, GA, NY and Finland.

Kimberly Dick received her Master in Fine Arts from Winthrop University. While at Winthrop University, she was a recipient of the Winthrop Graduate Scholarship, a Graduate Assistantship, and the Gallery Patron’s Award. Her Bachelor in Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, was earned from Clemson University. Her Clemson University education included multiple Art Department Awards, the Adele H.C. Curtis Award, the Abney Scholars Award, and the Studio Artist Citation for Achievement. In addition, she also has two Associate in Arts degrees, with Honors, from Greenville Technical College; one for Fine Arts and the other Graphic Design.

www.kimdick.com

COURSES:
ART 105: Foundations 1
ART 106: Foundations 2


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Jane Dorn   ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART — GRAPHIC DESIGN

jdorn@andersonuniversity.edu

Jane Dorn first joined the AU Art Faculty on a part-time basis in 2000 while still working as a (more than) full-time professional graphic designer, earning the Adjunct Teacher of the Year Award in 2007. As the Founding Partner and Creative Director of Copia Design and Principal of Jane A. Dorn, Inc., Jane's design work has received many awards at local, regional, national and international levels including:

  • CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District III, National, and International Awards
  • Neenah Paper Central Region Award for Stationery Package Design
  • Mead Top 60 Award for Excellence in Graphic Design
  • ADDY Special Judges Award for Concept
    and Execution
Jane stepped away from her company and teaching for two years while she served as Furman University's Senior Graphic Designer and Director of Photography. While at Furman, she was instrumental in the redesign of the university's brand identity, and several projects she designed earned notable awards.

Jane returned home to AU and full-time teaching in 2009, bringing with her a rich professional career and a desire to challenge and inspire a new generation of graphic designers. In addition to her design work, she maintains an active exhibition record as a fine art photographer. Jane received her BFA in Graphic Design from Louisiana State University, and the MA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

COURSES:
ART 221: Graphic Design 1
ART 323: Graphic Design 2
ART 493: Senior Seminar in Graphic Design
ART 495: Graphic Design Internship
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Barbara Ervin   ADJUNCT PROFESSOR — ART EDUCATION

bervin@andersonuniversity.edu

Barbara Mickelsen Ervin is an art educator and professional printmaker. Barbara’s artwork has received numerous awards while being displayed throughout the Southeast in various exhibitions. In addition, her artwork is a part of many private and public collections across the United States.

Although primarily a printmaker, she also uses pencil, watercolor, handmade paper and marbleized paper to create a variety of art pieces. Her philosophy states that the process of creating art is as important as the product that is created. Barbara’s work draws strongly on nature and mirrors its beauty, harmony and rhythms.

Barbara has taught art extensively at all levels from elementary to college and adult classes. She is currently teaching Printmaking at the South Carolina School for the Arts at Anderson University. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Barbara received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of South Carolina. Her home and studio are in Belton, SC. You can find her work at Barbaraervin.com.

“Through the play of light, land and atmosphere my landscapes reflect both dreams and reality. The images I create, while using a variety of printmaking processes, draw strongly on nature showing its beauty, harmony and natural rhythms.”

COURSES:
ART 243: Printmaking 1
ART 382: Elementary Art Methods/Field Experience IIA
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Brian Hiott    ADJUNCT PROFESSOR — PHOTOGRAPHY

bhiott@andersonuniversity.edu



COURSES:
ART 271: Photography 1
 

Ashley Jones    ADJUNCT PROFESSOR — PHOTOGRAPHY


Peter Kaniaris   PROFESSOR OF ART — PAINTING

pkaniaris@andersonuniversity.edu

Peter Kaniaris, Professor of Art, received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA from the University of Houston. While at Houston, he studied under George Bunker and Gael Stack. Professor Kaniaris has taught painting and drawing for 30 years. His paintings have been displayed in over 100 regional and national exhibitions. These include exhibitions sponsored by The Butler Institute of American Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Art, The Greenville County Museum of Art, and The South Carolina State Museum. His work is held in numerous private and public collections, most notably the Museum of Fine Art in Houston. Professor Kaniaris was awarded a Mellon Foundation Grant, The President's Award for Service, The Dean's Award for Service, and commendation from the House of Representatives of South Carolina for his work in the visual arts. He has served as interim department chair, continues to teach painting, and serves as the Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence.

COURSES:
ART 241: Painting 1
ART 341: Painting 2
ART 441: Painting 3
ART 449: Advanced Drawing Studio

Candace Weddle Livingston    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY

cweddle@andersonuniversity.edu

Candace Weddle Livingston is an assistant professor of art history at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Art History from the University of Southern California and Tulane University, respectively, and a B.A. in Classics from Baylor University in her home state of Texas.

As an archaeologist, she has joined teams at sites ranging from the Neolithic to Byzantine periods, including the Austrian Archaeological Institute’s team excavating the “Temple of Domitian” in the well-known city of Ephesus in Turkey. The recipient of a Fulbright and a fellowship from the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, she spent a year in Istanbul conducting research and falling in love with that spectacular city.

Candace has traveled widely and spoken on ancient and medieval topics at conferences and as an invited lecturer at universities in the U.S., the U.K., Turkey, and Indonesia, and has also served as a speaker for the Smithsonian Journeys program. She is a regular lecturer on art historical topics on the British cruise line Voyages to Antiquity. In 2015, she appeared as an expert in the PBS television series Ancient Roads: From Christ to Constantine, hosted by Prof. Jonathan Phillips of the University of London.

Candace teaches courses covering all periods of global art history, but her primary research interest is the sensory experience of Greco-Roman animal sacrifices. Recent publications include articles in the Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology and the collected volumes Making Senses of the Past: Toward a Sensory Archaeology and Senses of the Empire.

COURSES:
ART 231: Art History Survey 1
ART 235:Survey of Non-Western Art
ART 331: Modern Art History
ART 333: Contemporary Art History
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Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers   CHAIR AND PROFESSOR OF ART - FOUNDATIONS, DRAWING AND ART EDUCATION

jmitchell-rogers@andersonuniversity.edu

Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers is a Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department. She earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia and the MFA, also in Painting and Drawing, from Clemson University. Like many teachers, Jo Carol Is a perpetual student, later earning a Ph.D. in Art Education from the University of Georgia.

She has been recognized on campus and in the state for her teaching excellence as the recipient of the Boles Award for Excellence in Teaching and as the SC Art Education Association Higher Education Art Educator of the Year. A member of the Artbomb Studios in Greenville, SC, Jo Carol maintains an active exhibition record as a painter and photographer, and has work included in numerous private collections throughout the country.

COURSES:
ART 105: Foundations 1
ART 106: Foundations 2
ART 242: Drawing 1
ART 281: Foundations of Art Education
ART 342: Drawing 2
ART 439: Advanced Drawing Studio
ART 481: Senior Seminar/Pre-Clinical Experience in Art Education
EDU 490: Clinical Experience
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Bethany Pipkin ADJUNCT PROFESSOR — FOUNDATIONS

bpipkin@andersonuniversity.edu

Bethany Pipkin is a native of Oakway, South Carolina. She earned her BFA in Drawing from Clemson University and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University. Her experiences growing up in the family greenhouse business led her to interests in biology and art. Her current work relies on the traditional methods of drawing and painting as well as new media, utilizing technologies such as the Scanning Electron Microscope. She has exhibited work both regionally and nationally. Her work has also been included in international publication.

bethanypipkin.com

COURSES:
ART 105: Foundations 1
ART 106: Foundations 2
ART 439: Advanced Drawing Studio
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Tim Speaker   ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART — GRAPHIC DESIGN

tspeaker@andersonuniversity.edu

Tim Speaker, Assistant Professor of Art, was born and raised in the magnificent post-industrial city of Saginaw, MI. Tim received a Bachelor of Science degree in English Literature (with a focus in French Symbolist Poetry and Irish History) from Central Michigan University and also attended the University of Cambridge in the UK. Later he received Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

While attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison his studies consisted of Graphic Design, Digital Art, and Painting. Tim has taught at nearly every level, including Secondary Education and University appointments, teaching a wide variety of courses from Publication Design to Typography. His main professional area of focus has been print design, and is a passionate advocate of Digital Art within the fine art community.

Sprung from DIY/Gig Poster culture, Tim most enjoys working within the music and theater communities to create promotional materials that feature a contemporary style tied to the masters of the past. A very active studio artist, Tim has been included in over 50 juried, solo, or group exhibitions. Tim is a member of The Artbomb Studios, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote visual art in the South Carolina upstate area.

COURSES:
ART 320: Publication Studio
ART 321: Typography
ART 328: History of Graphic Design
ART 421: Graphic Design 3

Candice Stanzione    ADJUNCT PROFESSOR — ART EDUCATION

cstanzione@andersonuniversity.edu

Candice Stanzione, Adjunct Professor of Art teaches in the Art Department at AU. I love teaching college students how to be professional and prepared Art Teachers, who are ready to pursue a career they love. I teach Foundations of Art Ed and Elementary Art Methods. I have taught at AU for two years as an Adjunct and love every minute of it. I teach in the public school system with Anderson School District. I
have been teaching Elementary Art for 15 years. I was Teacher of the Year in 2010-11 and a finalist for Teacher of the Year for the district. I was a STAR teacher for the state in 2012. I love teaching Art. It’s a passion of mine to help students find what motivates them and instill a love of Art in their life.

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Jess Stone    ADJUNCT PROFESSOR — FOUNDATIONS

Matt Tolbert    ADJUNCT PROFESSOR — PHOTOSHOP

mtolbert@andersonuniversity.edu


COURSES:
ART : Photoshop
 

Jan Walker    LECTURER — PHOTOGRAPHY

JanWalker@andersonuniversity.edu

Jan Walker graduated from Carson-Newman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. Jan worked as a graphic designer in Kingsport, Tennessee and WATE-TV6 in Knoxville, Tennessee before earning a Master of Arts degree in Art History with an emphasis in Aesthetic Philosophy from East Tennessee State University in 2004. Jan is currently an Instructor of Art and Coordinator of FA200 at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina.  

COURSES:
FA 200: Experiencing the Arts
ART 335: African-American Art
ART 335: History of Music Videos
ART 335: Visual Culture
ART 335: Art in the South
ART 335: Women in Art
ART 232: Art History Survey II


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Susan Wooten   PROFESSOR OF ART — FOUNDATIONS

swooten@andersonuniversity.edu

Professor of Art and Vice Provost, Susan Wooten has been a member of the academic community at Anderson University since 1975. A native of Oklahoma, she graduated with honors in Art from Oklahoma Baptist University. Following two years as a graphic designer in Oklahoma City, Professor Wooten completed the MFA in Painting and Drawing at Clemson University. She was the driving force in developing the graphic design concentration at the university in the 1980s, and she served as the chair of the at department for 13 years before entering full-time academic administration. Her teaching has run the gamut of graphic design, painting, drawing, art appreciation, and she is a current member of the teaching team in the art foundations sequence. Still active as a studio artist, Susan's work has dealt with landscape images throughout her career. She has been affiliated with galleries in Hilton Head, SC and San Francisco, CA, and her work has been widely exhibited in juried and solo exhibitions and is in numerous public and private collections. Her penchant for an abstract vision for landscape has recently shifted towards intimate and detailed views of natural forms in the landscape.

COURSES:
ART 105: Foundations 1
ART 106: Foundations 2