Faculty + Staff

Mark Avery

Coordinator of Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Below is a list of some of our recent alumni, organized by degree program.

Art Education

Art History


Graphic Design

Industrial Design

Studio Art, New Media, Photography



Art Education

Albert Stabler, PhD 2018
Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University

Kamila Glowacki, MA, 2018
Education Coordinator, Krannert Art Museum

Hong-An Wu, Ph.D. Art Education 2017
Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Dallas, TX

Jeff Horwat, Ph.D. Art Education 2016
Assistant Professor, Indiana University, South Bend, IN

Wasana Sriprachya-Anunt, Ph.D. Art Education 2016
Lecturer, Thammasat University, Thailand

Cesar Pena-Iguavita, Ph.D. Art Education 2015
Assistant Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Columbia

Yu-Tsu Chen, PhD, 2015
Courtesy Assistant Professor, University of Oregon

Susan Livingston, PhD 2015
Adjunct Professor Indiana State University

Brad Olson, PhD 2015
Instructor, Eastern Illinois University

Jennifer Bergmark, PhD 2013
Coordinator, Art Education and Clinical Experience
School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Stephanie Danker, Ph.D. Art Education 2012
Assistant Professor of Art Education, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Christina Chin, Ph.D. Art Education 2010
Associate Professor, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis, Ph.D. Art Education 2009
Associate Professor, Buffalo State University, NY

April Munson, Ph.D. Art Education 2009
Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University, GA

Martina Riedler, Ph.D. Art Education 2009
Associate Professor, Cankkale Onsezkis Mart University, Turkey

David Nyaberi, PhD 2008
Assistant Professor in Art at Lincoln University in Missouri

Olga Ivashkevich, PhD 2008
Associate Professor, University of South Carolina


Art History

Margaret Ewing, Ph.D. Art History 2015
Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rachel Fundator, BA Art History, 2011, MA Library Science, U of I, 2015
Current Position: Information Literacy Instructional Designer, Purdue University Libraries 

Abby Groth, MA Art History 2014
Adjunct Lecturer, College of Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Miriam Kienle, Ph.D. Art History 2014
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, KY

Adam Thomas, Ph.D. Art History 2014
Curator of American Art, Palmer Museum of Art, PA

Megan Foster-Campbell, Ph.D. Art History 2012
Associate Professor, Illinois Central College of Fine and Applied Arts, IL

Jennifer Langworthy, Ph.D. Art History 2012
Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Rockford University, Rockford, IL

Anisha Gupta, BA Art History, 2012, MA Conservation University of Delaware, 2016
Current Position: Andrew Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Kristin Enright BA Art History, 2011, MA Museum Studies, Georgetown University, 2013
Current Position: Managing Educator for School Programs, Art Institute of Chicago

Sarah Eckhardt, Ph.D. Art History 2011
Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia

Laura Whatley, Ph.D. Art History 2011
Assistant Professor, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Elizabeth Buhe, BA Art History, 2009, PhD New York University 2018, Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Fordham University



Jina Seo, MFA Metal 2016
Assistant Professor, Missouri State University, MO

Motoko Furuhashi, MFA Metal 2011
Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, NM

Kerianne Quick, MFA Metal 2011
Assistant Professor, San Diego State University, CA

Kristi Rae Wilson, MFA Metal 2010
Visiting Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, NM


Graphic Design

Amanda Sturgill, 2017
Arc Worldwide

Lisa Vuong, 2016
Experience Designer at Airbnb

Kathryn Anderson, 2016
Designer at Oracle

Taekyeom Lee, MFA Graphic Design 2014
Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, NC

Maggie Michael, 2014
Digital Media & Graphic Designer at St. Louis Blues

Emelyn Baker, 2013
Senior Product Designer at AltSchool

Sanny Lin, 2013
People × Product

Hannah Burtness, 2012
Marketing Coordinator at Pulitzer Arts Foundation

Huang Li, MFA Graphic Design 2011
Assistant Professor, Beijing Institute of Clothing Technology, China

Vinay Srinivasan, 2011
Sr. Visual Designer @ Google

Christiana Chae, 2010
Product Design Manager at Facebook

Archana Shekara, MFA Graphic Design 2010
Assistant Professor, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Tirso Gamboa, 2009
Art Director at The Foundry @ Time Inc.


Industrial Design

Lana Rottler, IDSA, BFA, Industrial Design 2014
Senior Industrial Designer at Presence From Innovation (PFI)
St. Louis, MO

Kaito Choy, BFA Industrial Design 2014
Industrial Designer at Whirlpool Corporation
Chicago, Illinois

Will Tham
Global Design Lead - Freshening at Mars Wrigley Confectionery
Chicago, IL

Hector Silva, BFA ID 2009 UIUC, MFA ID 2015 UIC
Research Associate Professor at University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

Avani Miriyala, BFA ID 2014
Founder and UX Consultant at Avani Miriyala Strategy + Design
Austin, Texas

Brian Lang, MFA Industrial Design 2012
Interaction Designer, Philips, Pittsburgh, PA


Studio Arts, New Media, Photography

Veronica Clements, BFA Painting 2018
Teacher, Elgin Academy

Eli Craven, MFA Photography 2017
Adjunct Lecturer, Boise State University, ID

Chloe Torri, BFA Painting 2017
MFA Candidate, Arizona State University

Damaris Sky, BFA Painting 2017
MFA Candidate, Washington University in St. Louis

Evin DuBois, MFA Sculpture 2017
Faculty, Paducah School of Art and Design, Paducah, Kentucky

Angelo Ray Martinez, MFA Painting 2016
Adjunct Professor, Holy Cross College and Indiana University South Bend, ID

Yvette Mayorga, BFA Sculpture 2016
Independent Artist, Chicago, IL

Sara Alsum-Wassenaar, MFA New Media 2014
Visiting Assistant Professor, Hope College, Holland, MI

Xinran Yuan, MFA Sculpture 2014
Project Assistant at Cai Guo-Qiang Studio, New York, NY

High Sato, BFA New Media, 2013
Artist/ Digital Services Assistant at Northbrook Public Library/ Associate Artistic Director at NON:op Open Opera Works

Kelly Delahanty, BFA New Media 2013
User Experience Designer at Administrative Information Technology Services at the University of Illinois

Amy Gilles, MFA Painting 2013
Assistant Professor of Art, Northwest Nazarene University, ID

Jim Graham, MFA Painting 2013
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, AZ

Laura Tanner-Graham, MFA Painting 2013
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, AZ

Ben Hatcher, MFA Painting 2013
Exhibition Coordinator, New York University, NY

Jeff Kolar, BFA New Media 2010
Co-Founder of Radius and Artist, Chicago


Art and Design architectural rendering from above

The School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois is a thriving community of artists, designers, educators, and historians. The school is committed to excellence and innovation in the practice, study, and teaching of the visual arts and affirms the advantages of professional programs taught in conjunction with the interdisciplinary resources of a Research One University.

Fall 2014 – Fall 2017 Record Growth


Art + Design has seen a dramatic increase in enrollment in the past few years, and a growing interest in our courses from non-majors. There are strong indications that this trend will continue in the future based on our high-quality programs and ongoing aggressive recruitment efforts.

Facilities Capacity

siteMapGrowth in the design areas at Art + Design, and the university’s focus on design thinking, iterative processes, and prototyping will create more hands-on, making opportunities across campus. These learning and research activities require updated resources to serve the current student body and to continue to attract strong freshmen.

Over the past several years, the school, the college, and the university have made a concerted effort to improve all of the spaces, but continued investment in adapted buildings nearing the end of their useful life will offer diminishing returns. Building a cohesive and interdisciplinary student community will continue to be difficult as students are spread across several locations.

An addition and extensive renovation of the Art + Design Building will bring all activities under one roof.

UIUC AD Renderings 4

The School of Art + Design is currently housed in thirteen buildings scattered throughout campus. Facilities support over 900 registered users each semester, including Art + Design students, faculty, and students from across campus in non-major classes.

The Opportunity

The Art + Design Expansion and Renovation project has been identified as a strategic priority for both the College of Fine and Applied Arts and the university.

With your support, we can meet these goals:

Consolidate and Centralize Art + Design

• Brings together our diverse visual arts community, of students, faculty and staff currently scattered across thirteen buildings
• Reduces our building footprint and energy consumption
• Enables improved communication and interdisciplinary work

Build Upon and Improve the Physical Facility

• Creates suitable spaces that better reflect current curriculum and student needs
• Raises level of accessibility

Position School to Capitalize on Strengths

• Situates the school in proximity to new Siebel Center for Design, placing it at a dynamic campus hub for design and innovation
• Elevates faculty research and collaborative opportunities

Partner With Us

Your contribution will directly impact the student experience, our faculty and staff, and the future of the school. With you, we will propel the brightest minds in the visual arts, bolster faculty innovation and research, and situate the School of Art + Design as a hub of innovation at the heart of Illinois.

For more information about our building plans or to become a donor, contact:
Brenda Nardi
Senior Director of Advancement, Art + Design
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(217) 265-6966

Kevin Hamilton

Dean of the College of Fine + Applied Arts & Professor of New Media

Melissa Pokorny

Associate Director + Associate Professor of Painting + Sculpture

Joel Ross

Associate Director + Associate Professor of Painting and Sculpture