Emeritus and Retired Faculty


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Frances Ruth Carpenter, Professor Emeritus
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

 

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Joseph Willard PemberProfessor Emeritus
Valdosta State College, 1948-1980

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Mary Irene Dodd, Professor Emeritus 
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
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
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
Valdosta State College/ SU, 1990-2002

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

 

Joyce Davis

Joyce M. Davis, Professor Emeritus
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 &
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
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
Valdosta State College/VSU, 1985-2012

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

 

Al Park

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

Education:
East Tennessee State University, B.F.A./M.F.A.

 

Jim Hornsby

James L. Hornsby, Professor Emeritus
Valdosta State University, 1997-2015

Education:
Memphis Academy for the Arts, B.F.A. 
Memphis State University, M.F.A.

 

Karin Murray

Karin G. Murray, Professor Emeritus
Valdosta State University, 1995-2016

Education:
Troy State University, B.F.A.
University of Alabama, M.F.A.

 

Paula McNeill

Paula L. McNeill, Retired Associate Professor
Valdosta State University, 1996-2017

Education:
Arizona State University, B.A.
University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, M.A.
University of Missouri-Columbia, Ph.D.

 

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Hollis Barnett, Retired Professor of Art
Valdosta State University, 1985-2019

Education:
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, B.A./M.A.
University of Memphis, M.F.A.

 

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Julie Bowland, Retired Professor of Art
Valdosta State University, 2002-2022

Education:

Florida State University, B.F.A.
Arizona State University, M.F.A.

 

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Art Department Faculty Exhibiton

VSU Faculty 1978

Faculty Timeline / Chronology - VSU Department of Art & Design

Frances Ruth Carpenter 1913-1949
State Normal School of Athens Georgia, B.S.
NYC - Teacher's College Columbia Univ., 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 1985-2019
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
(Department Head 2000-2013 &
CoA Dean 2013-present)
Valdosta State College, B.F.A.
Ball State University, M.A.
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, M.F.A.
Karin G. Murray 1995-2016
Troy State University, B.F.A.
University of Alabama, M.F.A.
Paula L. McNeill 1996-2017
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 1997-2015
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)
UNC - Greensboro, B.S./M.S.
Michael T. Schmidt 2001-present
(Department Head 2013-16 & 2021-22
& CoA Associate Dean 2016-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 VSU)
University PA, Slippery Rock, B.S.
University of Pittsburgh, M.Ed.
Pennsylvania State University, Ed.D.
Julie Bowland 2002-2022
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
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 2010-2020
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 2012-2019 
Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany
Academy of Art/Design, Wroclaw, Poland & 
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 2013-2015
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 2013-2015
Case Western Reserve, B.A. & M.A
University of Notre Dame, M.F.A
Florida State University, M.F.A. 
Mark Errol 2015-present
State University New York at New Paltz, B.F.A
Florida Atlantic University, Teaching Cert.-FL
Georgia State University, M.F.A.
Meghan Bissonnette 2015-2017
NSCAD University, Nova Scotia, B.A. & B.F.A.
York University, Toronto Ontario, M.A. & Ph.D.
Evelyn Davis-Walker 2016-present
Otterbein University, B.A.
Marywood University, M.F.A.
Rebbecca Lee Reynolds 2017-present
Boston University, B.A.
University of Chicago, M.A. & Ph.D.
Sean Hurley 2017-2019
University of New Hampshire, B.F.A.
Indiana University, M.F.A.
Libba Willcox 2017-2020
University of Georgia, B.F.A./M.A.
Indiana University, Ph.D.
Bruce Mackh 2019-2021
(Department Head 2019-2021)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, B.F.A.
Tulane University, M.F.A.
Texas Tech University, Ph.D.
Kaleena Stasiak 2019-present
Ontario College of Art & Design, B.F.A.
University of Georgia, M.F.A.
Taylor Shaw 2020-present
Mississippi State University, B.F.A.
University of Georgia, M.F.A.
Lindsay Godin 2020-present
East Stroudsburg University, B.F.A.
University of the Arts | Photography Certificate
University of Iowa, M.A./M.F.A.
Jenny Evans 2021-present
Arizona State University, M.A./B.A.
Exeter University (UK), M.Sc.
Argosy University, Ed.D.
Monika Meler 2022-present
(Department Head 2022-present)
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, B.F.A.

Purdue University, M.A.
Tyler School of Art | Temple University, M.F.A.