Wayne State University

Faculty Profiles

Jeffrey Abt
  • Jeffrey Abt
  • Professor, Painting and Drawing
  • 3118 Old Main
  • ad5565@wayne.edu
  • Jeffrey Abt received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Drake University and studied at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in...
Dora Apel
  • Dora Apel
  • Professor and W. Hawkins Ferry Endowed Chair in Modern and Contemporary Art History
  • Schaver, Room 302
  • dora.apel@wayne.edu
  • Dora Apel teaches courses on modern and contemporary art, photography and visual culture. She is the author of four books:   Beautiful Terrible Ruins:...
Danielle Aubert
  • Danielle Aubert
  • Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
  • 3108.3 Old Main
  • cj8807@wayne.edu
  • Danielle Aubert is a graphic designer whose work examines materials, methods of production, machines and labor. She is the author of Marking the...
Pamela Delaura
  • Pamela Delaura
  • Associate Professor, Printmaking
  • Art Building
  • 313-577-2997
  • pdelaura@wayne.edu
  • Pamela DeLaura, M.F.A., Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Associate Professor in Printmaking. Professor DeLaura is interested in all areas of...
Holly Feen-Calligan
  • Holly Feen-Calligan
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Art History
  • 0163 Art Building
  • 313-577-1823
  • aa3597@wayne.edu
  • Dr. Feen-Calligan teaches art therapy in Wayne State's College of Education. She has a courtesy appointment, Adj. Assoc. Professor  of Art History, in the...
Margaret Franklin
  • Margaret Franklin
  • Associate Professor, Art History
  • ai4589@wayne.edu
  • Margaret Franklin, PhD, University of Cambridge (2000), teaches Renaissance and Baroque art in the Art and Art History department. She has published...
Siobhan Gregory
  • Siobhan Gregory
  • Senior Lecturer
  • siobhan.gregory@wayne.edu
  • Siobhan Gregory is an industrial designer and applied anthropologist, living and working in Detroit. Her research focuses on the progress of a more...
Richard Haley
Adrian Hatfield
  • Adrian Hatfield
  • Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing
  • 3141.5 Old Main
  • av4486@wayne.edu
  • Adrian Hatfield’s multi-media art examines the modes of visual communication developed within religion, science, and 19th century Romantic landscape...
Rayneld M. Johnson
  • Rayneld M. Johnson
  • Senior Lecturer, Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • 2133.1 Old Main
  • aa8888@wayne.edu
  • Rayneld Johnson, Ph.D., Wayne State University, Visiting Lecturer in Fashion Design and Merchandising. Her course specialties are the history, design,...
Lauren Kalman
  • Lauren Kalman
  • Associate Professor
  • 150 Art Building
  • 313-577-2980
  • ex2503@wayne.edu
  • Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography and performance. Through her work...
Brian Kritzman
  • Brian Kritzman
  • Associate Professor, Industrial Design
  • 255 Art Bldg.
  • ab3792@wayne.edu
  • Brian Kritzman , M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Associate Professor in Industrial Design. Brian Kritzman’s experimental design work has been...
Claas Kuhnen
  • Claas Kuhnen
  • Lecturor

    Area Coordinator Interior Design

    Office: Old Maine 2nd Floor

    By appointment before class

     

  • (715) 513 - 9118

  • Ez5554@wayne.edu
  • Claas Kuhnen is a German 3D designer with a strong interdisciplinary education bridging industrial, graphic, and 3D animation design.  He received...
Evan Larson-Voltz
  • Evan Larson-Voltz
  • Associate Professor, Metalsmithing
  • 52.1 Art Bldg.
  • aj7332@wayne.edu
  • Evan received his Masters of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his Bachelors of Fine Arts from University of Wisconsin Milkwaukee. His past...
Heather Macali
  • Heather Macali
  • Assistant Professor, Fashion and Fibers
  • 150 Art Building
  • 313-577-2980
  • fn1603@wayne.edu
  • As a contemporary fiber artist Heather has focused primarily on color, pattern, texture, distortion and memory.  Her use of color and pattern arose out...
Katie MacDonald
Brian Madigan
  • Brian Madigan
  • Associate Professor, Art History
  • aa1708@wayne.edu
  • research interests: Greek sculpture, Classical and Hellenistic; Roman sculpture; the afterlife of Classicism and the history of archaeology
Judith Moldenhauer
  • Judith Moldenhauer
  • Associate Professor, Graphic Design
  • 3108 Old Main
  • aa4725@wayne.edu
  • Judith Moldenhauer, Associate Professor in Graphic Design. M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Her design work lies in the area of "information...
Samantha Noel
  • Samantha Noel
  • Assistant Professor, Art History
  • ft1591@wayne.edu
  • Samantha A. Noel is Assistant Professor of Art History at Wayne State University. She received her B.A. in Fine Art from Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y., and her...
Jennifer Olmsted
  • Jennifer Olmsted
  • Associate Professor, Art History
  • Schaver
  • ay2092@wayne.edu
  • Jennifer Olmsted received her PhD in art history from Northwestern University. At Wayne State, she teaches courses on European art of the eighteenth,...
Michele Porter
Thomas Pyrzewski
  • Thomas Pyrzewski
  • Director of Galleries and Special Programming
  • 155 Art Bldg.
  • at6531@wayne.edu
  • Biography Thomas Pyrzewski was born in Detroit and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College for Creative Studies (CCS), Detroit; and a...
John Richardson
  • John Richardson
  • Professor and Department Chair
  • 150 Art Bldg.
  • 313-577-2980
  • af5343@wayne.edu
  • Professor Richardson earned his graduate degrees in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MFA 1996, MA 1994) and his undergraduate degree...
Melvin Rosas
  • Melvin Rosas
  • Professor of Painting and Drawing and the Elaine L. Jacob Chair
  • 3129 Old Main
  • ad5276@wayne.edu
  • Melvin Rosas , MFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University (Philadelphia, PA). In 1994, he received a Board of Governor’s Faculty Recognition Award from...
Victoria Shaheen
  • Victoria Shaheen
  • Lecturer of Ceramics
  • 313-577-2990
  • Victoria Shaheen was born and raised in a small coastal town in New Jersey. Growing up her mother instilled in her the importance of decoration and color,...
Millee Tibbs
  • Millee Tibbs
  • Assistant Professor
  • ex0360@wayne.edu
  • Millee Tibbs holds an MFA in photography from RISD and a BA in studio art and Hispanic studies from Vassar College. She is interested in surfaces and...
Eric Troffkin
  • Eric Troffkin
  • Associate Professor, Sculpture, Graduate Officer
  • eg2919@wayne.edu
  • Eric Troffkin is a Detroit based sculptor working across a range of three-dimensional media, including fabricated steel, cast plastics and cast metals. With...
Margi Weir
  • Margi Weir
  • Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing, Graduate Officer
  • margiweir@wayne.edu
  • Margi Weir , an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Wayne State University, calls upon figurative arrangements seen in Egyptian tombs and...
Susan Widawski
  • Susan Widawski
  • Lecturer, Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • 2133.2 Old Main
  • ae4711@wayne.edu
  • Susan Widawski, M.A., Wayne State University, is a Lecturer in Fashion Design and Merchandising. Susan earned her graduate degree in apparel design and...
Marilyn Zimmerwoman
  • Marilyn Zimmerwoman
  • Associate Professor, Photography
  • 4343 Old Main
  • aa4212@wayne.edu
  • Marilyn Zimmerman, M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Associate Professor in Photography. She is an artist, critical thinker, and post modern...