Faculty & Staff

Brian Ransom: MFA, Claremont Graduate School; ceramist, sculptor, composer. Professor of Visual Arts, Brian has been at Eckerd since 1996, teaching courses in ceramics, sculpture, studio critique, and interdisciplinary arts.

Arthur Skinner: MVA, Georgia State University; printmaker, discipline coordinator and gallery director. As Professor of Visual Arts, Arthur has taught courses in printmaking, drawing and photography at Eckerd since 1976.

Kirk Ke Wang: MFA, Nanjing Normal University; MFA, University of South Florida. Professor of Visual Arts, Kirk has been at Eckerd since 1993, and teaches courses in painting, drawing, digital photography, new genre art and Asian art.

David Gliem: PhD., Pennsylvania State University. Assistant Professor of Art History. David teaches a range of courses in Art History, and specializes in 19th and 20th century western art.

Part-Time Faculty

Betsy Orbe Lester: MFA, University of South Florida; painter and mixed media artist. Instructor of Visual Arts, Betsy has been at Eckerd since 1995. She teaches Visual Problem Solving.

Marita Contreras: MFA, School of Visual Arts; a video artist and photographer, Marita teaches Experimental Film & Video, and Documentary.

Staff

Emily Ayers: B.A., Eckerd College; mixed media artist. Emily has been working with us as Visual Arts Coordinator and Gallery Manager since 2007.