Emeritus and Retired Faculty


Frances Ruth Cartpenter 1929

Frances Ruth Carpenter
Professor Emeritus of Art
Georgia State Women's College / VSC, 1913-1949 

Education:
State Normal School of Athens Georgia, B.S.
NYC - Teacher's College Columbia University, M.A

 joe pember Joseph Willard Pember
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College, 1948-1980

Education
:
University of Georgia, A.B. / M.F.A.

Lee Medler Bennett
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College, 1953-1985

Education:
Oklahoma State University, A.B.
Florida State University, M.F.A.

Ellen Harris Anderson
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College, 1964-1971 

Education:
Valdosta State College, A.B.
Florida State University, M.A.

Donald Charles Penny
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College, 1966-1990 

Education:
Georgia State University, B.B.A.
Florida State University, M.S.

Russell G. McRae
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College, 1970-1987 

Education:
University of Georgia, B.F.A / M.F.A.

Robert Bruce Wallace
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College, 1969-1979

Education:
University of Chattanooga, B.A.
Florida State University, M.F.A.

Mary Irene Dodd 
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College / VSU, 1967-2002

Education:
Duke University, B.A. 
University of Georgia, M.F.A.

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Ruth C. Kahler
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College, 1970 - 1986 

Education:
Moore College of Arts - Philadelphia 
Arrowmont School of Crafts
Florida State University, B.S. / M.A.

William H. Martin
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College, 1970 - 1987

Education:
Florida Southern University 
Ohio State University, B.S. / M.S. 
Ball State University, Ed.D.

Stephen P. Andersen 
Retired Professor of Art
Valdosta State College / VSU, 1988-1999

Education:
Southern Illinois University, B.A. 
University of Colorado - Boulder, M.F.A.

Lanny Milbrandt 
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College / VSU, 1990-2002 

Education:
Mankato State University, B.S. / M.S. 
Arizona State University, Ph.D.

Joyce Davis

Joyce M. Davis
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College / VSU, 1992-2004

Education:
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, M.A. 
University of Georgia, B.F.A / Ph.D.

Ronald M. Zaccari 
Professor Emeritus of Art and 7th President of VSU 
Valdosta State University, 2002-2008 

Education:
State University - PA, Slippery Rock, B.S. 
University of Pittsburgh, M.Ed. 
Pennsylvania State University, Ed.D.

Harry P. Ally
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College / VSU, 1985-2012 

Education:
Texas Christian University, BFA
North Texas University, MFA
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Stephen Lahr

J. Stephen Lahr
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College / VSU, 1985-2012 

Education:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BFA
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.Ed.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ed.D.

Al Park

W. Al Park
Professor Emeritus of Art
Valdosta State College / VSU, 1980-2013 

Education:
East Tennessee State University, BFA
East Tennessee State University,MFA

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Faculty Timeline / Chronology - VSU Department of Art

Frances Ruth Carpenter 1913-1949
State Normal School of Athens Georgia, B.S.
NYC - Teacher's College Columbia University, M.A.

Stella White 1919-1920
Graduate of South Georgia State Normal College

Mary Small 1927-1931
Graduate of South Georgia State Normal College

Clifton Huntington White 1941-1954
Emory University, A.B. / M.A.

Joseph Willard Pember 1948-1980
University of Georgia, A.B. / M.F.A.

Lee Medler Bennett 1952-1985
Oklahoma State University, A.B.
Florida State University, M.F.A.

Ellen Harris Anderson 1964-1971
Valdosta State College, A.B.
Florida State University, M.A.

Donald Charles Penny 1966-1990
Georgia State University, B.B.A.
Florida State University, M.S.

Russell G. McRae 1966-1985
University of Georgia, B.F.A / M.F.A.

Noel G. Lawson 1968-1970
Kansas City Art Institute & School of Design, B.F.A ./ M.F.A.

Theron N. Bucy 1968-1969
Murray State College, B.S / M.A.

Robert Bruce Wallace 1969-1979
University of Chattanooga, B.A.
Florida State University, M.F.A.

Mary Irene Dodd 1967-2002
Duke University, B.A.
University of Georgia, M.F.A.

Martha Hargett 1970-1971
University of Tennessee, B.S.
Valdosta State College, MS.Ed.

Ruth C. Kahler 1970-1986
Moore College of Arts - Philadelphia
Florida State University, B.S. / M.A.

William H. Martin 1971-1988
Ohio State University, B.S. / M.S.
Ball State University, Ed.D.

Claud Singer 1975-1980
Wichita State University, B.A.E./ M.F.A.

Mary Hammond 1976-1977
University of Georgia, B.F.A. / M.F.A. / Ed.S.

W. Alan Park 1980-2013
East Tennessee State University, B.F.A. / M.F.A.

Hollis Barnett 1985-present
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, B.A ./ M.A.
University of Memphis, M.F.A.

Harry P. Ally 1985-2012
Texas Christian University, B.F.A.
Texas State University, M.F.A.

Stephen J. Lahr 1985-2012
University of Nebraska, B.F.A. / M.Ed. / Ed.D.

Stephen P. Andersen 1988-1999
Southern Illinois University, B.A.
University of Colorado - Boulder, M.F.A.

Lanny Milbrandt 1990-2002
Mankato State University, B.S. / M.S.
Arizona State University, Ph.D.

Joyce M. Davis 1992-2004
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, M.A.
University of Georgia, B.F.A / Ph.D.

Clyde L. Edwards 1994-present
Georgia Southwestern State University, B.F.A.
University of Cincinnati, M.F.A.

A. Blake Pearce 1994-present
Valdosta State College, B.F.A.
Ball State University, M.A.
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, M.F.A.

Karin G. Murray 1995-present
Troy State University, B.F.A.
University of Alabama, M.F.A.

Paula L. McNeill 1996-present
Arizona State University, B.A.
University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, M.A.
University of Missouri-Columbia, Ph.D.

Richard Bjornseth 1997-2002
Iowa State University, B.S.
Florida State University, M.F.A. / A.B.D.

James L. Hornsby 1997-present
Memphis Academy for the Arts, B.F.A.
Memphis State University, M.F.A.

Richard Peterman 1997- present (Art Studio Supervisor)
Valdosta State University, B.F.A.
Florida State University, M.F.A.

Deborah L. Brooks 1998-2002 (first Interior Design faculty)
University of North Carolina - Greensboro, B.S. / M.S.

Michael T. Schmidt 2001-present
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, B.F.A.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, M.F.A.

Selena C. Nawrocki 2001-present
Mississippi University for Women, B.F.A.
University of Memphis, M.F.A.
University of Mississippi, Ph.D.

Ronald M. Zaccari 2002-2008, Seventh President of Valdosta State University - PA, Slippery Rock, B.S.
University of Pittsburgh, M.Ed.
Pennsylvania State University, Ed.D.

Julie Bowland 2002-present
Florida State University, B.F.A.
Arizona State University, M.F.A.

Danielle Harmon 2003-2010
Memphis College of Art, B.F.A.
University of Memphis, M.F.A.

Lai Kent Chew Orenduff 2004-present
University of Texas, B.A. / M.A.
City University of New York, Ph.D.

Victoria Douglass 2005-2007 (currently VSU architect)
University of Kansas, B. / M. of Architecture
Texas A&M University, Ph.D.

David L. Rodgers 2005-2008
Indiana University, B.F.A. / M.S. / M.F.A

Brad Finson 2006-2013
Kansas State University, B.F.A. / M.F.A.
University of Oklahoma, M.A. / Ph.D.

Kyoung-Im Park 2007-present
Kyungpook National University, B.F.A. / M.F.A.
Florida State University, M.S.

Jessica Goldsmith 2008-2012
University of Florida, B.D. / M.I.D.

Dominick Gheesling 2010-present
Florida State University, B.S.
Florida State University, M.F.A.

Craig Hawkins 2011-present
Valdosta State University, B.F.A.
University of Georgia, M.F.A.

Kalina Winska 2012-present 
Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany
Academy of Art/ Design, Wroclaw, Poland, MFA 
University of Florida, M.F.A.
Tommy Crane 2012-present 
University of Southern Mississippi, BS
Florida State University, M.F.A.
Abigail Huess 2013-present 
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, B.F.A.
East Carolina University, M.F.A.
Cindy Hasio 2013-present
The Art Institute of Houston, A.A.S. 
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, B.S. 
University of Houston, M.Ed. 
University of North Texas, Ph.D.  
Glenda Swan 2013-present
University of Texas - Austin. B.A.
Princeton University, M.A.
Princeton University, Ph.D

Mark Nathan Stafford 2013-present
Case Western Reserve, B.A. & M.A
Universitiy of Notre Dame, M.F.A
Florida State Universitiy, M.F.A.