Faculty & Staff

Full-Time Faculty

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

Brian Ransom: MFA, Claremont Graduate School; 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; 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.

Part-Time Faculty

Catherine Abrams: MA, University of South Florida. Catherine teaches courses in Art History.

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

Jason Hackenwerth: MFA, Savannah College of Art & Design. Jason is renowned for his balloon sculptures, and is teaching a course in installation art, and also in printmaking.

Katherine Humphreys: MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology. Katherine is a graphic designer, and teaches courses in graphic design, web page design and motion graphics.

Pamela Jones: MFA, University of South Florida; a painter, Pamela teaches our Visual Problem Solving course.

Betsy Orbe Lester: MFA, University of South Florida; a painter and mixed media artist. Betsy teaches Visual Problem Solving.


Kirsten Ruginski ’14: B.A., Eckerd College. Kirsten is our Visual Arts Coordinator and Gallery Manager.

Hidden Treasures and Recent Acquisitions V

Works from Eckerd College’s Permanent Collection

An Etching and a Lithograph for Editions Alecto 1973, etching and lithograph (1973) by David Hockney

September 3 – October 27
Cobb Gallery
Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30

The 9th Annual IA Show

The Interdisciplinary Arts Junior Portfolio Exhibition

ceramics by Kaitlyn Hamill

October 29 – November 3
Opening Reception Sunday Oct. 29, 3-5pm
Cobb Gallery
Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30

Thursday Night Live

Figure Drawings by Eckerd’s Thursday Night Model Artists

Krystal by Dean Fortune

November 5 – December 8
Opening Reception Sunday November 5, 3-5pm
Cobb Gallery
Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30
Gallery closed during Thanksgiving break

Senior Thesis Exhibition

Kim Brincklow (PEL) and Rebecca Kessel: Paintings

December 10 - 15
Opening Reception Sunday December 10, 3-5pm
Cobb Gallery
Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30

Painting by Kim Brincklow