Faculty and Staff Directory


Ying Kit Chan, M.F.A.
Chair of the Department of Fine Arts • Director of the Hite Art Institute
104 Schneider Hall, Belknap Campus
Phone: 502.852.6794
Web site •  Email


Fine Arts Offices

Main Office
104 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.6794

Art History Office
136 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.5914

Art LibraryArt Library Web site
102 Schneider Hall " Phone:  502.852.6741

Visual Resources Center • VRC Web site
014 Lutz Hall • Phone:  502.852.5917
Fax: 502.852.6791

Cressman Center for Visual Arts • Cressman Center Web site
Glass Studio and Galleries
100 East Main Street
Phone: 502.852.0288


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Theresa Berbet, M.A.
Academic Coordinator, Senior
Graduate Program Assistant • Studio Art, Critical & Curatorial Studies
104 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.6147 • Web site
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John Begley, M.F.A.
Coordinator of IHQ Project
014 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.1431 • Web site
Email John Begley

Janice Blair
Program Assistant, Senior • Art History Program
Graduate Program Assistant • Art History
136 Lutz Hall • Phone:  502.852.5914
Email Janice Blair

Dario Covi, Ph.D.
Curator of Art Collection
014 Lutz Hall • Phone:  502.852.0447
Email Dario Covi

Amy Fordham, M.A., M.L.I.S.
Curator of Visual Resources
014 Lutz Hall • Phone:  502.852.5917
Email Amy Fordham

Jessica Kincaid, M.A.
Exhibitions Assistant
Cressman Center for Visual Arts • Phone:  502.852.0288 • Web site
Email Jessica Kincaid

Renée K. Murphy, B.F.A.
Administrative Assistant • Studio Art Program
104 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.6794
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Linda Rowley
Unit Business Manager
26 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.8403
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Art Library

Sarah Carter, M.S.
Art Librarian and Assistant Professor
102 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.6741
Email Sarah Carter

Kathy Moore, B.S.
Assistant to the Art Librarian
102 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.6741
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Art History Faculty

Christopher Fulton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History
150 Lutz Hall • Phone:  502.852.7629 • Web site
Email Dr. Fulton

Linda Gigante, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Art History
145 Lutz Hall • Phone:  502.852.0441 • Web site
Email Dr. Gigante

Benjamin Hufbauer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History
149 Lutz Hall • Phone:  502.852.0442 • Web site
Email Dr. Hufbauer

Susan Jarosi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies and Art History
144 Lutz Hall • Phone:  502.852.0443 • Web site
Email Dr. Jarosi

Pearlie Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pan-African Studies and Art History
142 Lutz Hall • Phone:  502.852.0446
Email Dr. Johnson

Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History
Director of Graduate Studies in Art History
147 Lutz Hall • Phone:  502.852.0444 • Web site
Email Dr. Kim

Delin Lai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History
146 Lutz Hall • Phone:  502.852.0445 • Web site
Email Dr. Lai

Mónica Walker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (term), Art History
143 Lutz Hall • Phone:  502.852.1548
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Critical and Curatorial Studies Faculty

Yasmeen Siddiqui, M.A.
Interim Director of Galleries • Instructor (term)
107 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.4483
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Peter Morrin, M.F.A.
Associate in Fine Arts
409 Stevenson Hall • Phone: 502.852.2361
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Studio Art Faculty

Moon-he Baik, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Interior Design
25 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.0945 • Web site
Email Moon-he Baik

Todd Burns, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Ceramics
138 Studio Arts / HP • Phone:  502.852.6796 • Web site
Email Todd Burns

Kyoungmee Kate Byun, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Interior Design
27A Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0979
Email Kate Byun

Mary Carothers, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Photography
8 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.0836 • Web site
Email Mary Carothers

Ying Kit Chan, M.F.A.
Professor, Foundations, Drawing
110 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.6794 • Web site
Email Ying Kit Chan

Mitch Eckert, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Photography
11 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.0870 • Web site
Email Mitch Eckert

Lida Gordon, M.F.A.
Professor, Fiber
23B Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.0906 • Web site
Email Lida Gordon

James Grubola, M.F.A.
Professor, Drawing
Director of Graduate Studies in Studio Art
Director of Graduate Studies in Critical and Curatorial Studies
115 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.0759 • Web site
Email James Grubola

Barbara Hanger, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Art Education
18 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.0879 • Web site
Email Barbara Hanger

Scott Massey, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Sculpture
140 Studio Arts / HP • Phone:  502.852.6863 • Web site
Email Scott Massey

Gabrielle Mayer, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Painting
113B Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.0803 • Web site
Email Gabrielle Mayer

Mark Priest, M.F.A.
Professor, Painting
109A Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.1016 • Web site
Email Mark Priest

Ché Rhodes, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Glass
Cressman Center • Phone:  502.852.0277 • Web site
Email Che Rhodes

Steven Skaggs, M.Sc.
Professor, Graphic Design
33 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.0807 • Web site
Email Steven Skaggs

John Whitesell, M.F.A.
Professor, Printmaking
2 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.0828 • Web site
Email John Whitesell

Leslie Friesen, B.A.
Instructor (term)
Power Creative Designer-in-Residence • Graphic Design
28 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.3605 • Web site
Email Leslie Friesen

Philip Miller, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor (term), Foundations
29 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.6794 
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Morgan Professors

Hazel Dodge, Ph.D. (Spring 2013)
Louis Claude Purser Senior Lecturer
Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin
Dublin, Ireland • Web site

Georg Leidenberger, Ph.D. (Spring 2014)
Professor, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Cuajimalpa-Mexico City, Mexico • Web site


Adjunct Faculty

Ester Bell, Ph.D.
Curator of European Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture
Cincinnati Art Museum

Anna Brzyski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Art and Visual Studies
University of Kentucky • Web site

Madeline Burnside, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Frazier International History Museum • Web site

Scott Erbes, M.A.
Director of Collections and Exhibitions
Speed Art Museum • Web site

Henry Hornstein, M.F.A.
Professor of Photography
Rhode Island School of Design

Rebecca Long, M.A.
Associate Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture before 1945
Indianapolis Museum of Art

Aldy Milliken, B.S.
Director and Cheif Curator
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Suzanne Weaver, M.A.
Modern and Contemporary Art
Independent Curator


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Part-time Faculty

Cristina Carbone, Ph.D.
Art History
Phone:  502.852.2324
Email Dr. Carbone

Steven Cheek, M.F.A.
Phone: 502-852-6794
Email Steven Cheek

Wendy Dunleavy, M.A.
Phone:  502.852.6794
Email Wendy Dunleavy

Brian Faust, B.F.A.
Graphic Design
Phone:  502.852.6794
Email Brian Faust

Matthew Landrus, Ph.D.
Art History
Phone:  502.852.5914
Email Matthew Landrus

Sharon Leightty, M.F.A.
Phone:  502.852.6794
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Aaron Metté, M.F.A.
Phone:  502.852.6794
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Bess Reed, Ph.D.
Art History
Phone:  502.852.0442
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Mark Rosenthal
Graphic Design
Phone:  502.852.6794
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Graduate Teaching Assistants

Eston Adams, M.A.
Art History
Phone:  502.852.6794
email Eston Adams

Flint Collins, M.A.
Art History
Phone:  502.852.5914
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John Begley, M.F.A.

Thomas Buser, Ph.D.

Stow Chapman, M.Arch.

Henry Chodkowski, M.F.A.

Dario Covi, Ph.D.
Phone:  502.852.0447
Email Dario Covi

Julia Duncan, M.A.

Jay Kloner, Ph.D.

Stephanie Maloney, Ph.D.

Suzanne Mitchell, M.F.A.

William Morgan, Ph.D.

Nancy Pearcy, M.A.

John Whitesell, M.F.A.


The Frederic Lindley Morgan Professors


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