Faculty Directory

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


Department Chair

Scott Massey, M.F.A.
Director, Hite Art Institute • Chairperson, Department of Fine Arts
Associate Professor, Sculpture
Room 104, Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.6794 • WebsiteEmail Scott Massey

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 • 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

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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

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Studio Art & Design 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

Tiffany Calvert, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Painting
113B Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.0803 • Website Email Tiffany Calvert
Contemporary Painting • Media Theory

Mary Carothers, M.F.A.
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, multimedia installations, foundations education, drawing and painting, art, sustainability and social change
144 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.0806 • WebsiteEmail Ying Kit Chan
Research: Contemporary practices in art • Drawing and painting • 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 • Website • Email 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

Meena Khalili, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
29 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.1079 • Website Email Meena Khalili
Research: Graphic and Publication Design • Typographic Design • Digital Media and New Media Studies • Interactive and Print Design • Experimental Design • Traditional and Digital Illustration • Book Arts

Scott Massey, M.F.A.
Director, Hite Art Institute and Chairperson, Department of Fine Arts
Associate Professor, Sculpture
140 Studio Arts / HP • Phone: 502.852.6863 • 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 • 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 • Website • Email Rachel Singel
Research: Printmaking

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

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Term & Part-time Faculty

Leslie Friesen, B.A.
Power Agency Designer-in-Residence, Graphic Design
28 Schneider Hall • Phone: 502.852.3605 • Website • Email Leslie Friesen 
Research: Design for Public Issues • Print and Digital Publication Design

Bill Gilliss, M.Arch.
Interior Design
Phone: 502.852.6794
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Matthew Landrus, Ph.D.
Art History
Phone: 502.852.5914
Email Matthew Landrus

Sharon Leightty, M.F.A.
Phone: 502.852.6794
Email Sharon Leightty

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

Katie Ovechkin, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor (term), Fiber / Mixed Media
Director, International Honor Quilt Project
143 Lutz Hall • Phone: 502.852.0906 • Email Katie Ovechkin

Bess Reed, Ph.D.
Art History
Phone: 502.852.0442
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Aaron Raymer, M.F.A.
Phone: 502.852.5307
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Mark Rosenthal

Graphic Design
Phone: 502.852.6794
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Graduate Teaching Assistants

Lauren Bader, B.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Phone: 502.852.5307
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Reid Broadstreet, B.F.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Phone: 502.852.5307
Email Reid Broadstreet

Tammy Burke, B.F.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Phone: 502.852.5307
Email Tammy Burke  

Shae Goodlett, B.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Phone: 502.852.5307
Email Shae Goodlett

Helen Payne, B.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Phone: 502.852.5307
Email Helen Payne

Zahid Saeed, B.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Phone: 502.852.5307
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Monica Stewart, B.F.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Phone: 502.852.5307
Email Monica Stewart

KCJ Szwedzinski, B.A., M.F.A. Student
Studio Art
Phone: 502.852.5307
Email KCJ Szwedzinski

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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
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

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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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
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Julia Duncan, M.A.

Linda Gigante, Ph.D.

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

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.

Nancy Pearcy, M.A.

John Whitesell, M.F.A.


List of Frederic Lindley Morgan Professors


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