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Art and Design Faculty

WCU’s School of Art and Design faculty members are dedicated, talented, and passionate educators who have practiced in professional and academic settings. They bring a wealth of scholastic, corporate, and organizational experiences to the classroom and encourage students to think critically, communicate effectively, and make the connection between their studies and professional aspirations.

All faculty members have demonstrated expertise in the specific discipline of their teaching assignment and they are practioners in the subject matter being presented.

Here at WCU, studio art faculty are artists with M.F.A. degrees. Art history faculty hold Ph.D.s. Art education faculty hold either a Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree. Interior Design faculty members are expected to hold at least the M.A. in interior design and to be practicing professional designers.

Full-time Faculty

Erin Tapley

Professor

Director of School of Art and Design, Art Education

Erin Adams

Associate Professor

Interior Design Program Coordinator

Tom Ashcraft

Professor

Distinguished Professor of Visual Arts, MFA Director

Heather Mae Erickson

Assistant Professor

Ceramics, Program Coordinator

Shelby Hicks

Assistant Professor

Interior Design

Jane Hughes

Assistant Professor

Interior Design

Jon Jicha

Professor

Graphic Design

Ron Laboray

Associate Professor

Painting and Drawing

Mary Anna LaFratta

Associate Professor

Graphic Design

Matt Liddle

Professor

Printmaking and Book Arts

Seth J. McCormick

Associate Professor

Art History

Nikki Owens

Assistant Professor

Interior Design

Staff
Beth Moore, Administrative Support Associate
School of Art and Design Main Office, BAC 155
828.227.7210
bethmoore@wcu.edu

Adjuncts:
Jillian Echlin
Jenny Fisher
Ben Hamburger  benhamburgerart.com
Susan Martin  susanaltamartin.com
Galen May
Kevin McNiff
Martha Neaves  marthaneaves.com
Sarah Paul-Moore
Nathan Perry  nathanellisperry.com
Zach Rogers  lumberzachstudios.com
Laura Sellers  laurasellersart.wordpress.com
David Skinner
Whitney Stahl
Cherry Stone

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