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Art Faculty Bio


The faculty of the Art Department are professionals who create an engaging environment for the study and making of art. Students are guided by full-time studio art faculty, art historians and lecturers who represent a diverse range of art specializations and aesthetic directions. The department's visiting artist program complements the faculty effort by inviting artists of regional and national prominence to conduct lectures, workshops and critiques.

Faculty exhibit internationally and nationally, are represented in museum collections, and are recipients of numerous awards, some with international acclaim. In addition, faculty are active in a number of professional associations. Individual faculty members have received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, from NSF, S.C. Arts Commission, and the Fulbright program. 


Zimany, Valerie A.

Chair, Department of Art and Professor of Art, Ceramics
M.F.A., Kanazawa College of Art, B.F.A., The University of the Arts
Office: 2-120 Lee Hall


Anderson, Todd

Associate Professor of Art, Printmaking
M.F.A., University of New Mexico; B.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Office: 2-217 Lee Hall

Bare, Daniel

Lecturer of Art, Ceramics / Foundations / Clemson CSArt
M.F.A., Alfred University; B.F.A., University of the Arts
Office: 2-140 Lee Hall

De Cuba, Rachel

Provost Pathway Fellow in Design Foundations
M.F.A. Indiana University, B.F.A. Flagler College

Detrich, David M.

Professor of Art, Sculpture and Graduate Program Coordinator
M.F.A., Alfred University; B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute
Office: 2-142 Lee Hall
Phone: 864-656-3890

Donar, David Stewart

Professor of Art in Animation
M.F.A., Bowling Green State University; B.F.A., Eastern Michigan University
Office: 314 McAdams Hall
Phone: 864-656-3444

Feeser, Andrea

Professor, Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism
BA, Williams College; MPhil and Ph.D., The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
Office: Lee 1-161

Gerhard, David

Lecturer, Graphic Design
M.F.A., Clemson University; B.A. in Studio Art and Communications Studies, Sonoma State University

Hung, Christina Nguyen

Associate Professor of Art, New Media
M.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University; B.F.A., Atlanta College of Art
Office: 1-123 Lee Hall

Lauritis, Beth Anne

Senior Lecturer of Art History
Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Office: 1-163 Lee Hall

Manson, Joey

Senior Lecturer of Art
M.F.A., Alfred University; B.F.A., Clemson University
Office: 2-G25 Lee Hall

Massey, Dustin

Lecturer of Art
M.F.A., Clemson University; B.F.A., East Carolina University
Curriculum Vitae

McDonald, Todd A.

Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Art, Painting
M.F.A., Arizona State University; B.F.A., University of Texas at Austin
Office: G-28A Lee Hall

Stevens, Brooks Harris

Lecturer of Art
M.F.A., East Carolina University; B.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design

Thum, Kathleen

Associate Professor of Art, Drawing
M.F.A., Bowling Green State University; B.F.A., Maryland Institute, College of Art
Office: G-28 Lee Hall

Woodward-Detrich, Denise C.

Director of Lee Gallery / Senior Lecturer of Art
M.F.A., Alfred University; B.F.A., Wichita State University
Office: 1-101 Lee Hall

Wrangle, Anderson

Associate Professor of Art, Photography
M.F.A., University of Houston; B.A., The University of the South
Office: 1-165 Lee Hall


Gugan, Lori

Administrative Coordinator
Office: 2-120 Lee Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3881

McTigue, Meredith Mims

Marketing and Public Relations Director
M.Ed Higher Education, Clemson University; B.A. in Visual Arts, Lander University
Office: 1-109 Lee Hall