MEET OUR TEAM

JAMIE RUNNELLS

MFA COORDINATOR & ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

MDes (Master of Design), Edinburgh College of Art [Scotland]

jrunnells@jsu.edu

+ Designer working primarily in print media, book arts and illustration

+ Work featured in PRINT and Creative Quarterly magazines

+ Recipient of a National GOLD ADDY Award

 

 

 

J. SETH JOHNSON

DEPARTMENT HEAD & PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

MFA in Graphic Design, The University of Tennessee

+ Interactive designer and digital artist whose practice includes UID, motion graphics, video production, and traditional print media

+ Principle of OIDG, an award winning international design studio

+ 3-time Emmy nominee and UCDA Award of Design Excellence Winner

 

jsjohnson@jsu.edu

CHAD ANDERSON

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

MFA in Electronic Visualization, Mississippi State University

+ Graphic designer and visual artist with focus on design for web, print, time-based media, and traditional fine art

+ 16 years industry experience as Designer and Creative Director

+ Recipient of 11 American Advertising Federation awards, works published in Creative Quarterly national publication, active regional solo exhibitions

 

wcanderson@jsu.edu

CHRISTIAN DUNN

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

MFA in graphic design, Louisiana Tech University

+ Accomplished Print designer specializing in screen printing

+ Eight years of industry and freelance experience with a background in socially conscious entrepreneurship

cdunn6@jsu.edu

BRYCE LAFFERTY

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF DRAWING & PAINTING

BA, Central Connecticut State University

MFA, University of North Texas

+ Studio artist working in watercolor and installation, with background in canvas painting and draftsmanship.

+ Exhibits in regional, national, and international competitions.

blafferty@jsu.edu

DOUG CLARK

MFA (ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR)

MFA in Photography, Central Washington University, WA

+Fine Art Photographer and digital artist whose practice includes, digital and film photography, video, installation, and alternative processes

+Exhibiting artist with national and international awards for photography

+Active member of the Society for Photographic Education

 

dclark@jsu.edu

KAREN I. HENRICKS

PROFESSOR OF ART

PhD in Art History and Archaeology

+ Research Interests in New Deal Art and Architecture, History of the Book, Illustration, Alabama Art, Photography and Works on paper.    Numerous lectures and papers presented to diverse audiences.

+ Serves on the Alabama Historical Commission’s  National Register Review Board for Alabama

+ Member of the Berman Museum Foundation Board of Directors

+ Book artist and Stereo photographer

 

 

khenrick@jsu.edu

SARAH CUSIMANO MILES

MFA (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR)

MFA in Photography, The University of Alabama

+ National and international exhibiting photographic artist specializing in digital, traditional, and alternative photographic processes, advanced light control, and commercial photography

+ Vice-President of the Board of Directors at the Walnut Gallery, a non-profit gallery for Fine Art

+ Recipient of Individual Artist Fellowship in Media Arts from Alabama State Council on the Arts, and awards from PhotoNOLA, Photolucida Critical Mass, Julia Margaret Cameron Worldwide Photography Gala,

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Silver Eye Fellowship, and Society
for Photographic Education, National and South Central Region

smiles@jsu.edu

ALLISON MCELROY

MFA (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR)

Allison received an MFA in Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she was awarded the Lacoste Graduate Residency in Lacoste, France, and a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions in Atlanta and Savannah, GA, and elsewhere in the US. She explores a wide range of materials and media ranging from painted surfaces to photography to found and natural objects her study of foundry, stone carving, and welding techniques are evident in her assemblages and sculptures. Ms. McElroy's artistic exploration is motivated by her interest in human relationships with and understandings of the natural world. Her recent work incorporates natural materials found in the woods around her studio, including spider webs and wasps' nests.

amcelroy@jsu.edu

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