Scott Thorp

Associate Vice President for Research / Chair, Depart of Art and Design · Augusta University

At Augusta University, Scott Thorp seeks to create a creative community around a nationally ranked art and design department.

User-Centered Design Concept Development Contemporary Art Digital Photography Creativity Research

Amy Adler

Professor and Department Chair · UC San Diego

The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts chair, Amy Adler's artistic practice focuses on painting, film and photography.

Visual Arts Education Painting Photography Visual Arts

Art Nomura

Professor Emeritus, School of Film and Television Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Art Nomura is a Fullbright Research Scholar (Japan, 2003) who has worked as a painter, sculptor, potter, filmmaker and New Media artist

New Media Documentary Video Art Narrative Film Production

Yasmin Nurming-Por

Curator, Writer and Researcher · Middlebrook Prize Winners

Yasmin is the 2017 winner of the Middlebrook Prize

Public Programming Curating Education Project Management

Adam Fung

Associate Professor of Art · Texas Christian University

Adam Fung's art studies issues such as climate change, patterns of nature and the universe.

Art Exhibitions Disappearing Ice Masses Demonstrating the Close Relationship between Art, Music and Science Painting and Drawing

Alison Cooley

Writer, Curator, Educator · Middlebrook Prize Winners

Alison Cooley is a joint winner of the 2014 Middlebrook Prize.

Art History Museum Education Contemporary Art Curatorial Projects

Carole Garmon

Department Chair, Professor of Sculpture · University of Mary Washington

Professor Garmon specializes in all technical aspects of sculpture.

Sculpture Video Art Performance Art Installation Art

Laurel Butler

Lecturer of Studio Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Lecturer of Studio Arts

Creative Youth Development Arts Education Social Justice

Ben Chang

Director, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) & Professor, Arts · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Explores the intersections of virtual environments and experimental gaming with contemporary media art

Digital Games Immersive Visualization Systems Experimental Gaming Electronic Art Virtual Environments

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi is an art historian specializing in art of pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America, especially that of colonial Peru.

Art and History of Ancient and Colonial Latin America Latin American Studies

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko, Ph.D., A.M., B.M.

Associate Professor, Department of Geography; College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

An interdisciplinary scholar, Ndaliko studies arts interventions in conflict regions of Africa.

Ethnomusicology Black Atlantic Culture Social Engagement Sociopolitical Transformation Cultural Theory

Erin Szikora

Curator, Researcher, and Beadwork Artist · Middlebrook Prize Winners

Erin Szikora is an emerging curator, researcher, and beadwork artist of Cayuga, Scottish, and Hungarian ancestry.

Lauren Fournier

Creative Director, Writer, Curator, Consultant, Researcher · Middlebrook Prize Winners

Visual Culture & Theory Curating Filmmaking Environmental Humanities Contemporary Literature

Lauren Smart

Visiting Assistant Professor of English · Loyola Marymount University

Karen Melton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Child and Family Studies · Baylor University

Her research focuses on positive family leisure experiences that enhance child development and family relations.

Program Effectiveness Intentional Family Family Finances Decison-making Family Time

Isabelle Lynch

Curator · Middlebrook Prize Winners

Isabelle Lynch has worked at McGill University, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Art History Contemporary Art Philosophy Visual Arts Research

Xin Xin

Lecturer of Studio Arts, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Lecturer of Studio Arts

Mark Katz, Ph.D.

John P. Barker Distinguished Professor of Music and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Katz teaches courses on music and technology, popular music and modern art music

Musicology Music Theory Music Education Academic Writing Chamber Music

Caroline Sauvage

Associate Professor of Classics and Archaeology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Classics Archaeology International Trade Social Identity Through Archaeological Objects Late Bronze Age

Gary Elkins, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience · Baylor University

Dr. Gary Elkins' areas of specialization are clinical psychology, health psychology, and hypnotherapy.

Clinical Psychology Health Psychology Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy for Hot Flashes Breast Cancer Survivors