Faculty and Staff


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Heather Brand
Assistant Professor
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Paula Burleigh
Assistant Professor of Art History
Co-Director, Public Humanities Program
Affiliated Faculty, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
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Doug Luman
Assistant Professor
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Byron Rich
Assistant Provost of Academic Innovation
Chair of the Department of Art
Director of Academic Innovation Partnerships
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Ian Thomas
Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture
Esports Head Coach


Emeritus Faculty

  • Sue Buck
  • Amelia Carr
  • Amara Geffen
  • George Roland
  • Robert Raczka
  • Richard Schindler

Recent Selected Faculty Publications/Achievements

  • Angie Jennings received the Jurors Award, Spring Show, Erie Art Museum, juried by Gaetane Verna
  • Angie Jennings received an award for Lead Artist, Purposeful Placemaking Mural, Erie Arts and Culture
  • Angie Jennings participated in Video Art PGH, Miller Institute of Contemporary Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Angie Jennings participated in Transcendental Arrangements, Miller Institute of Contemporary Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Doug Luman will be participating in the Pittsburgh Art Book Fair September 9-10 at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Hall of Sculpture. https://pabf.cargo.site/EXHIBITORS-1
  • Paula Burleigh presented a paper “Contagion Aesthetics: on Infectious Visual Culture” at the University Art Association of Canada Annual Conference, in Toronto, Ontario (October 2022)
  • Paula Burleigh co-chaired the panel “Speculative Histories: Re-writing the Archive” with Nikki Georgopoulis at the College Art Association Annual Meeting in New York, NY (February 2023)
  • Paula Burleigh presented a paper “Contemporary Cyborgs: boundary breaking or goddesses in disguise?” at the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas (April 2023).
  • Paula Burleigh published “A Biennale Beyond Human,” a review of the 2022 Venice Biennale, in the Winter 2022 edition of Art Journal. 
  • Byron Rich’s chapter entitled “Epicurean Endocrinology” was published in the book Synthetic Becoming in early 2023.
  • Heather Brand was named the Eila V. Bush Endowed Professor of Art
  • Paula Burleigh contributed an essay titled “A Journey Outside the Ordinary” to The Dream of Ulysses, a book published by Editions Dilecta on the occasion of “The Dreams of Ulysses, an exhibition curated by Francesco Stocchi on view at Villa Carmignac (Porquerolles, France).
  • Paula Burleigh presented “Feminist Speculative Fiction: Inventing Foremothers” for the panel “Feminist Agency: A Matter of Gender, Race, Time, and Place,” convened by the Women’s Caucus of Art at the 2022 College Art Association annual meeting.
  • Twisted Sister: Paula Burleigh on Lynn Hershman Leeson.” Slant for Artforum.com, September 2021
  • Square Roots: Paula Burleigh on Zoom and the Modernist Grid.” Slant for Artforum.com, June 2020
  • Doug Eberhardt had his solo exhibition Prints, Zines, and Drawings from the Void at West Liberty University Nutting Gallery, West Liberty WV, 2022
  • Doug Eberhardt gave an artist presentation and lecture on contemporary ideas in printmaking, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz NY, 2022
  • Heather Brand was a presenter at the Drawn Out Conference hosted by Denison University
  • Heather Brand’s works were on view in the exhibition Interaction Now at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA. Exhibition dates January 26 – March 7, 2022
  • Angie Jennings screened short film for Other Animals at Gattopardo Gallery, organized by Ren Ebel
  • Angie Jennings’ exhibition was reviewed of Guides  by Angelica Fuentes, published on Daily Lazy
  • Ian Thomas’ work Ancestral Portrait was acquired by The San Angelo Museum of Fine art
  • Ian Thomas wrote the preface of “Notions: Trevor King” published by Scholes Press, Brooklyn, NYC
  • Ian Thomas help a solo exhibition of work at Concepts Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Ian Thomas gave a lecture at Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University
  • Byron Rich presented his body of work at Makslas Petijumu Laboratorija, Liepaja, Latvia
  • Byron Rich presented The Suburbs of Accra: e-Waste as Neocolonialism at the Renewable Futures Conference in Oslo, Norway
  • Byron Rich presented The Suburbs of Accra: e-Waste as Neocolonialism at RIXC in Riga, Latvia
  • Byron Rich was Short Listed by Creative Capital for the second time in three years