Art Faculty

Associate Professor of Art/Graphic Design Mark Fertig, department head, holds an M.F.A. in graphic design from East Tennessee State University. A prolific and award-winning professional designer, he teaches courses in visual problem solving, corporate identity systems, typography, page layout and design software applications.

Associate Professor of Art History Valerie Livingston holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Delaware. Her published research focuses on American art of the early to mid-20th century, particularly modernism and abstract expressionism, 1930 through 1950.

Assistant Professor of Art Ann Piper, holds the M.F.A. in painting from New Mexico State University. A widely recognized figurative painter with a national exhibition record, she coordinates the studio art program and teaches courses in painting, drawing, and art foundations.

Professional artists and designers teach studio art courses. Their areas of expertise range from photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking to graphic design. Studio faculty are announced on a semester-by-semester basis in registration schedules.