Faculty Directory

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


Department Chair

Chris Reitz, Ph.D.
Director, Hite Institute of Art + Design | Chairperson, Department of Art + Design
Associate Professor
Room 104A, Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.6794 • Website • Email Chris Reitz

Art History Faculty

Christopher Fulton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History
Director of Graduate Studies - Art History
Director of Graduate Studies - Critical and Curatorial Studies
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 • Website •  Email Dr. Hufbauer
Research: Presidential Libraries • Monuments, Memory, and Commemoration • Public History • Film

Delin Lai, Ph.D.
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

Jennifer Sichel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Art History
147 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.0444 • Website • Email Dr. Sichel 
Research: Contemporary Art History and Theory

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Critical and Curatorial Studies Faculty

Chris Reitz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Gallery Director, Hite Institute of Art + Design
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

Christopher Fulton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History
Director of Graduate Studies - Art History
Director of Graduate Studies - Critical and Curatorial Studies
150 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.7629 • Website • Email Dr. Fulton
Research: Mexican and Italian Art

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Studio Art & Design Faculty

Tiffany Calvert, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Painting
113B Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0803 • WebsiteEmail Tiffany Calvert
Research: Contemporary Painting • Media Theory

Mary Carothers, M.F.A.
Professor, Photography, Urban and Public Art
8 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0997WebsiteEmail Mary Carothers
Research: Photography • Urban and Public Art • Video • Documentary • Installations • Collaborative Projects

Ying Kit Chan, M.F.A.
Professor, Foundations, Drawing, Art and Social Change
Director of Graduate Studies in Studio Art | Director of MFA Program
139 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.0806 • Website • Email Ying Kit Chan
Research and practice: contemporary practices • drawing and painting • cross-cultural and critical theories • geoethics • environmental philosophy • art and social justice

Kat Cox, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Ceramics and Fibers (Term)
138 Studio Arts / HP • Phone: 502.852.0906 • Website • Email Kat Cox

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

Scott Massey, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Sculpture
Director of Undergraduate Studies - Studio Art
140 Studio Arts / HP • Phone: 502.852.6796 • WebsiteEmail Scott Massey
Research: Contemporary Sculpture Practices and Theory • Public Art • Ritualism

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

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

Rachel Singel, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Printmaking
2 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0828 • Website • Email Rachel Singel
Research: Printmaking

Nathan Smith, M.Arch.
Assistant Professor, Interior Design
27A Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0979 • Email Nathan Smith

Sheri Squires, B.S.Des.
Michael L. Power Designer in Residence, Graphic Design
28 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.3605 • Email Sheri Squires   

Trysh Wahlig, M.Des.
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design 
33 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0807 • Email Trysh Wahlig

Mollie Weisberg, B.F.A. 
Assistant Professor, Interior Design (Term)
26 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0759 • Website • Email Mollie Weisberg


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Part-time Faculty 

Megan Bickel, M.F.A.
Foundation Drawing, Painting
Email Megan Bickel  

Cristina Carbone, Ph.D.
Art Appreciation; Art History
Email Cristina Carbone 

Leslie Friesen, B.F.A.
Graphic Design
Email Leslie Friesen

Bill Gilliss, M.Arch.
Interior Design
Email Bill Gilliss

Jessica Oberdick, M.A. / M.P.A.
B.F.A. Professional Practice
Email Jessica Oberdick

Aaron Raymer, M.F.A.
Email Aaron Raymer  

Bess Reed, Ph.D.
Art History
Email Bess Reed

Steve Skaggs, M.Sc. 
Graphic Design
Email Steve Skaggs

Monica Stewart, M.F.A. 
B.A. Studio Art Capstone, M.F.A. Seminar
Email Monica Stewart

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Graduate Teaching Assistants

Donna Charging, B.F.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Email Donna Charging

Chloe Cheng, B.S., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Email Chloe Cheng

John Clay, B.F.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Email John Clay

Annabela Cockrell, B.F.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Email Annabela Cockrell

John Day, B.F.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Email John Day

Eisey Eisenhardt, B.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Email Eisey Eisenhardt

SuYun Son, B.F.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Email SuYun Son

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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

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.
Curator of Decorative Arts and Design
Speed Art Museum

Erika Holmquist-Wall, Ph.D.
Chief Curator and Mary and Barry Bingham, Sr. Curator
of European and American Paintings and Sculpture
Speed Art Museum

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

Miranda Lash, M.A.
Curator of Contemporary Art
Speed Art Museum

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

Aldy Milliken, B.S.
Director and Chief Curator
KMAC Museum

Dean Otto, M.A.
Curator of Film
Speed Art Museum

Suzanne Weaver, M.A.
Modern and Contemporary Art
San Antonio Museum of Art 

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Emeriti / Retired

Moon He Baik, M.F.A.

John Begley, M.F.A.

Todd Burns, M.F.A.

Thomas Buser, Ph.D.

Stow Chapman, M.Arch.

Henry Chodkowski, M.F.A.

Linda Gigante, Ph.D.

James Grubola, M.F.A.
Email James Grubola 

Barbara Hanger, M.F.A.
Email Barbara Hanger 

Jay Kloner, Ph.D.

Stephanie Maloney, Ph.D.

Gabrielle Mayer, M.F.A.

Suzanne Mitchell, M.F.A.

Peter Morrin, M.F.A.

William Morgan, Ph.D.

Steve Skaggs, M.Sc. 
Email Steve Skaggs

John Whitesell, M.F.A.


List of Frederic Lindley Morgan Professors


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Contact The Department

Mailing Address

Hite Institute of Art + Design/Department of Art + Design
104 Schneider Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292





Office Hours

Monday - Friday:  9:00am - 5:00pm



On the Web

Webpage (www.louisville.edu/art)

Facebook (www.facebook.com/hite.art.institute)

Twitter (www.twitter.com/hiteart)

To Schedule a Visit

  • For more information on visiting the Hite Institute of Art + Design, please see our department visit page, or email Sara NooriDepartment Coordinator

General and Departmental Information

Program Information

  • For questions about our Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), or minor programs, please email Theresa Berbet, Coordinator of Academic Services.

  • For questions about our Master of Arts (MA) in Art History, please email Christopher Fulton, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for Art History.

  • For questions about our Master of Arts (MA) in Critical & Curatorial Studies, please email Christopher Fulton, Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Studies.

  • For questions about our Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art and Design, please email Ying Kit Chan, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for Studio Art.

Gallery and Exhibition Information

  • To inquire about exhibitions or to be added to our mailing list for exhibition announcements, please email Jessica Oberdick, Exhibitions Coordinator.


Theresa Berbet, M.A.
Coordinator of Academic Services
Graduate Program Coordinator
110 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.6794 
Email Theresa Berbet

Jesse Gibbs, B.F.A.
Sculpture Studio Coordinator
140 HPES • Phone: 502-852-6863
Email Jesse Gibbs

Sara Noori, B.F.A.
Department Coordinator
104B Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.5307
Email Sara Noori  

Jessica Oberdick, M.A./M.P.A.
Exhibitions Coordinator
107 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.4437
Email Jessica Oberdick  


Main Office

104 Schneider Hall

Phone: 502.852.6794

Art History Office

136 Lutz Hall

Phone: 502.852.5914

Art Library

Art 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

Art Library

Courtney Stine, MLIS
Director, Bridwell Art Library
102 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.6741
Email Courtney Stine

Trish Blair, B.A.
Collections Coordinator
102 Schneider Hall • 502-852-6741
Email Trish Blair

Justin Davis, B.A.
Library Specialist for Access Services
102 Schneider Hall • Phone:  502.852.6741
Email Justin Davis