School of Visual and Performing Arts

Faculty and Staff

art department chair, Barbara Miner


Barbara Miner, MFA (bio)
B.F.A., State University of New York-New Paltz; M.F.A., Eastern Michigan University.
Chair, Professor of Art, 2D/3D Studies, Interdisciplinary Art
Ph: 419.530.8315 | Office: VA 2110 
Office hours: call for availability

art department secretary, Lisa Kroupa


Lisa Kroupa 
Ph: 419.530.8300 | Office: VA 1070 



professor of art education, david guip


David Guip, ED.D(bio)
B.S., B.F.A., M.Ed., Wayne State University; Ed.D., Ball State University.
Head, Art Education, Professor, Art Education. Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor.
Ph: 419.530.8306 | Office: VA 1070C 
Office hours: See appointment book in main office for availability

assistant professor, Jason Cox, Art Education

Jason Cox, PH.D (bio)
B.F.A., M.A.T., The Maryland Institute College of Art; Ph.D., The Ohio State University.
Assistant Professor, Art Education
Ph: 419.530.8310 | Office: VA 2030

Office hours: Tuesday 9-12 and Wednesday 10-12.

Thor Mednick, Assistant Professor of Art History, The University of Toledo


Thor Mednick, PHD (bio)
B.F.A., M.A., University of Southern California; Ph.D., Indiana University.
Assistant Professor, Art History
Ph: 419.530.8325 | Office: VA 3120
Office hours: Tues. & Thurs. 2-4 p.m. Wed. 4:30-5:30 p.m.

associate professor of art history, Mysoon Rizk


Mysoon Rizk, PH.D (bio)
B.A., Oberlin College; B. S., A.M., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Associate Professor, Art History, Modern & Contemporary Art
Ph: 419.530.8301 | Office: VA 1070A

professor of art, chris burnett


Chris Burnett, MFA (bio)
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design; M.A., M.F.A., University of New Mexico.
Associate Professor, New Media Studies, Digital Art

Ph: 419.530.8301 | Office: VA 1070A 

Office hours: Tues. and Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

professor of art and dean of CoCa, Debra Davis


Debra Davis, MFA (bio)
B.A., M.S. Ed., Northern Illinois University; M.F.A., University of Colorado.
Dean, College of Communication and the Arts, Professor of New Media 
Ph: 419.530.8355 | Office: SU 1080

assistant professor, dan hernandez


Daniel Hernandez, MFA (bio)
B.F.A, Northwest Missouri State University; M. F. A., American University.
Co-chair of the BFA Program
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Art and Foundations
Ph: 419.530.8322 | Office: VA  
Office hours: Tue. 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

professor of art, Tom Lingeman


Tom Lingeman, MFA  (bio)
B.S., Ball State University; M.F.A., Southern Illinois University of Art.
Professor of Art, 3D Studies, Sculpture
Ph: 419.530.8343 | Office: Center for Sculptural Studies 
Office hours: Tues. and Thurs. 1:30-4 p.m. 

professor of art, deborah orloff


Deborah Orloff, MFA (bio)
B.F.A., Clark University; M.F.A., Syracuse University.
Associate Chair, Photography Coordinator, Professor of Art, New Media Studies - Photography
Ph: 419.530.8314 | Office: VA 2100
Office hours: Mon. and Wed. 1:30-4 p.m.

associate professor, arturo rodriguez


Arturo Rodriguez, MFA (bio)
B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute; M.F.A., Indiana University- Bloomington.
Head of Studio Art, Co-chair of the BFA Program
Associate Professor of Art, 2D Studies - Printmaking
Ph: 419.530.8318 | Office: VA 2170 
Office hours: Tue. 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

assistant professor of art, barry whittaker


Barry Whittaker, MFA (bio)
B.F.A., University of Texas; M.F.A., University of Colorado.
Assistant Professor of Art, New Media Design Practices
Ph: 419.530.8320 | Office: VA 3040 
Office hours: Mon. and Wed. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Tue. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

gallery director and lecturer of art, brian carpenter


Brian Carpenter, MFA (bio)
A.A., B.A., University of Toledo, M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Gallery Director, Lecturer

Ph: 419.530.8318 or 419.280.8130 | Office: CVA
Office hours: Tue. and Thurs.  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

senior lecturer of 2D Studies, Ceramics, & Art Education


Karen Roderick-Lingeman, MFA (bio)
B. Ed., The University of Toledo; M.F.A, University of North Dakota.
Senior Lecturer, 2D Studies - Ceramics, Art Education

Ph: 419.530.8311 | Office: VA 2040 or Glass Crafts Building (GCB)
Office hours: Mon. and Wed. 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 4-4:45 p.m. (GCB) 

Thurs. 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 4-5 p.m. (VA0170)



lecturer of art, Eric Zeigler


Eric Zeigler MFA (bio)
B.F.A., Bowling Green State University; M. F. A., San Francisco Art Institute.
Ph: 419.530.8324 | Office: VA 3110 
Office hours: Mon. and Wed.  2-3:30 p.m.

Last Updated: 7/13/16