Professor of Art History Peter Barr teaches many of the Studio’s art history courses as well as two of the foundations courses and the Junior portfolio course. He also enjoys teaching one of the four courses in the University's Liberal Arts Studies program.
You can read Peter's teaching statement here
Professor of Art Robert Conlon teaches graphic design and digital art. His background in advertising injects professionalism and experience into his design classes. A former rock musician and practicing theologian, he continues to have a wide range of diverse interests that include haiku, Bob Dylan, and Godzilla movies.
You can read Robert’s teaching statement here.
Painting and drawing + Gallery director
Associate Professor of Art Natalie Lanese teaches foundations drawing and all upper-level drawing and painting courses, and serves as Klemm Gallery Director. She makes large-scale painted installations, mixed-media collages, and public art works.
You can read Natalie's teaching statement here.
Printmaking and Book Arts
Assistant professor of Art Mad Mohre teaches Printmaking & Book Arts, Graphic Design, and Foundations. Her process of making has been heavily influenced by ideas of play and various relationships between craft, the use of the miniature, sound, humor and installation. By addressing complicated subject matter through these devices, she more easily facilitates discussion. Stylistically, she is a Bauhaus junkie.
You can read Mad's teaching statement here
Tim Van Beke
Sculpture and Ceramics
Associate Professor of Art Timothy Van Beke teaches ceramic arts, sculpture, and digital foundations. After receiving his MFA from Louisiana State University, Tim taught at a number of universities prior to Siena Heights, including LSU, Southeastern Louisiana State University, Texas A&M International University, and Georgia State University. Timothy’s work combines ceramic sculpture and painting to address issues of social biology and intimacy as they are impacted by evolving technologies.
You can read Tim's teaching statement here.
Associate Professor of Art Erin Zerbe teaches photo, video, animation and illustration and is a multimedia artist working in video, photography, performance, and new media. Her work specializes in human interactions and relationships with the body, tackling issues of body image, gender, politics and mental health.
You can read Zerbe's teaching statement here