Faculty Directory

Art History Faculty | Studio Art Faculty | Curatorial Studies Faculty | Adjunct Faculty | Part-Time Faculty

Art History Faculty

Christopher Fulton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History
150 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.7629 • WebsiteEmail Dr. Fulton
Research: Mexican and Italian art

Benjamin Hufbauer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History
149 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.0442 • WebsiteEmail Dr. Hufbauer
Research: Presidential Libraries • Monuments, Memory, and Commemoration • Public History • Film

Susan Jarosi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies and Art History
144 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.0443 • WebsiteEmail Dr. Jarosi
Research: Contemporary Art • Performance Art • Viennese Actionism • Trauma Studies • Intersections of Art and Science • Experimental Cinema • Artists' Writings

Pearlie Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pan-African Studies and Art History
142 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.0446 • Website •  Email Dr. Johnson
Research: African Cultural Features in African American Cultural Productions • African American Women’s History in the Quilting Arts in Kentucky • African American Contemporary Quilts (National and International)

Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History
Director of Graduate Studies in Art History
147 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.0444 • WebsiteEmail Dr. Kim
Research: 19th and 20th-century European art • Queer visual culture • Orientalism

Delin Lai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History
146 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.0445 • WebsiteEmail Dr. Lai
Research: Chinese Art • Japanese Art • Eastern Asia Landscape Art • 20th Century Chinese Artists and Architects • Cities, Architecture, and Gardens of China and Japan

Cristina Carbone, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (term), Art History
139 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.1548 • Email Dr. Carbone
Research: Art and Architecture History

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Critical and Curatorial Studies Faculty

Chris Reitz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Program Head,
Critical and Curatorial Studies 
Gallery Director, Hite Art Institute
145 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.0441• Website •  Email Chris Reitz
Research: Art and Exhibitions in the Era of Neoliberalism • the Art Market • Critical Theory

Peter Morrin, M.F.A.
Associate in Fine Arts
409 Stevenson Hall • Phone: 502.852.2361 • Website •  Email Peter Morrin
Research: Public Art

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Studio Art Faculty

Moon-he Baik, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Interior Design
25 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0945 • WebsiteEmail Moon-he Baik
Research: Interior Design • Textile Design • Multi-cultural Interiors • Sustainablity and Environmental Design

Todd Burns, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Ceramics
138 Studio Arts / HP • Phone: 502.852.6796 • WebsiteEmail Todd Burns
Research: Wheel Throwing • Wood Firing • Majolica • Ceramic Vessles

Kyoungmee Kate Byun, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Interior Design
27A Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0979 • WebsiteEmail Kate Byun
Research: Design of Third place for enhancing social interaction • Environmental Design for Older Adults • Interdisciplinary approach between architecture and interior design • Humanizing design

Mary Carothers, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Photography
8 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0836 • WebsiteEmail Mary Carothers
Research: Photography • Urban and Public Art • Video • Documentary • Installations • Collaborative Projects

Ying Kit Chan, M.F.A.
Professor | Chair, Department of Fine Arts | Director, Hite Art Institute
110 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.6794 • WebsiteEmail Ying Kit Chan
Research: Contemporary practices in drawing • Digital media and new media studies • Contemporary art issues • Cross cultural and critical theories • Chinese arts theory and criticism • Analytic and continental aesthetics • Sustainability and environmental ethics

Mitch Eckert, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Photography
11 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0870 • WebsiteEmail Mitch Eckert
Research: Photography • Alternative and Historical Processes

James Grubola, M.F.A.
Professor, Drawing
Director of Graduate Studies in Studio Art
115 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0759 • WebsiteEmail James Grubola
Research: Figure Drawing • Anatomy and Life Drawing • Themes and Concepts in Drawing

Barbara Hanger, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Art Education
18 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0879 • WebsiteEmail Barbara Hanger
Research: Contemporary practices in drawing, papermaking and book arts • Contemporary research and practice in art education

Scott Massey, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Sculpture
140 Studio Arts / HP • Phone: 502.852.6863 • WebsiteEmail Scott Massey
Research: Contemporary Sculpture Practices and Theory • Public Art • Ritualism

Gabrielle Mayer, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Painting
113B Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0803 • WebsiteEmail Gabrielle Mayer
Research: Oil and Illusionistic painting

Mark Priest, M.F.A.
Professor, Painting
109A Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.1016 • WebsiteEmail Mark Priest
Research: Figure Drawing and Painting • Underground Railroad

Ché Rhodes, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Glass
Cressman Center • Phone: 502.852.0277 • WebsiteEmail Che Rhodes
Research: Hot Glass • Sculpture • Installation

Rachel Singel, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Printmaking
2 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0828 • WebsiteEmail Rachel Singel
Research: Printmaking

Steven Skaggs, M.Sc.
Professor, Graphic Design
33 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0807 • WebsiteEmail Steven Skaggs
Research: Semiotics • Poetry • Typography

Leslie Friesen, B.A.
Instructor (term)
Power Creative Designer-in-Residence • Graphic Design
28 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.3605 • WebsiteEmail Leslie Friesen
Research: Designing for Public Issues • Print and Digital Publication Design

Maggie Leininger, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor (term), Fiber / Mixed Media
Director, International Honor Quilt Project
23B Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0906 • WebsiteEmail Maggie Leininger

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

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Morgan Professors

Spring 2013
Hazel Dodge
, Ph.D.
Louis Claude Purser Senior Lecturer
Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin
Dublin, Ireland • Website
Research: Roman construction and building technology

Spring 2014
Georg Leidenberger
, Ph.D.
Professor, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Cuajimalpa-Mexico City, Mexico • Website


Bingham Professor

Spring 2015
Bruce Hainley
, Ph.D.
Professor, Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA • Website


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 • Website

Madeline Burnside, Ph.D.
Executive Director Emerita
Frazier International History Museum

Scott Erbes, M.A.
Chief Curator
Speed Art Museum

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

Steven Cheek, M.F.A.
Phone: 502-852-6794
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Jennifer Dumesnil, M.S.
Interior Architecture
Phone: 502.852.6794
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Wendy Dunleavy, M.A.
Phone: 502.852.6794
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Brian Faust, B.F.A.
Graphic Design
Phone: 502.852.6794
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Bill Gilliss, M.F.A.
Interior Architecture
Phone: 502.852.6794
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Megan Kocisak, M.A.
Art History
Phone: 502.852.5914
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Matthew Landrus, Ph.D.
Art History
Phone: 502.852.5914
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Sharon Leightty, 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: 502.852.5914
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Miranda Becht, M.F. A.
Studio Art
Phone: 502.852.6794
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Yuling Huang, M.A.
Art History
Phone: 502.852.5914
Email Yuling Huang

Tom LeGoff, M.F. A.
Studio Art
Phone: 502.852.6794
Email Tom LeGoff

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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.

Linda Gigante, Ph.D.

Lida Gordon, M.F.A.
Email Lida Gordon

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.


List of Frederic Lindley Morgan Professors


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