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Gary D. Sampson

Title Professor of Art + Design History/Chair of Liberal Arts
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7369

Courses  Art + Design History I: Ancient-18th Century | Art + Design History II: 18th Century-1945 | Art + Design History III: 1945-Present | Design + Craft in Modern Culture | Issues in Design: Theory + Culture of Design | Media Arts & Visual Culture: Interactive Zones | Media Arts + Visual Culture: Installation | Visual Culture and the Manufacture of Meaning

Degree PhD, Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara; MA, Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara; BA, Art and Art History, California State University, Northridge

Gary Sampson teaches art and design history and theory at the Institute. He is also adjunct in art history and occasional SAGES faculty at Case Western Reserve University. His areas of scholarship are in history of photography, urban design and representation, and media arts and visual culture. His publications include Imag(in)ing Race and Place in Colonialist Photography, with Eleanor Hight, Photographs at St. Lawrence University, with Catherine Tedford, and “Landscape and Fluid Imaging of the Emerging City," in Emerging Landscapes: Between Landscape and Representation. Sampson also engages in practice-based research in photography and video; one of his ongoing projects investigates city environments, infrastructure, and media.

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Lane Cooper

Title Associate Professor/Chair of Painting
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7357

Courses  Art + Design History I: Ancient-18th Century | Art + Design History II: 18th Century-1945 | BFA Thesis + Statement | Design I | Expanded Print: New Imaging | Hybrid Approaches to Drawing + Painting: Digital Media | Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present | Role of the Artist as Producer | Senior Studio: BFA Research | Systems Drawing | Water+: An Exploration of Water-Based Media

Degree MFA, Painting, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa); MA, Art History, University of Alabama at Birmingham; BS, University of North Alabama

Lane Cooper is an artist, who works through painting, sound, video, text and, on occasion, performance. Her work has been presented in venues ranging from Birmingham, AL, to Madrid, Spain. In 2009 she participated in a residency at The Banff Centre located in Alberta, Canada, and in the fall of 2010 she was an artist-in-residence at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ, where she exhibited as part of the 2011-12 season. She holds a master's degree in art history with an emphasis in contemporary art and an MFA in painting. She has been teaching since 1989, and since the spring of 2001 she has taught full-time at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Rita Goodman

Title Associate Professor
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7376

Courses  Advertising + Consumer Culture | Art + Design History II: 18th Century-1945 | Art + Design History III: 1945-Present | The Body: Tradition, Transformation, Transgression | Visual Culture and the Manufacture of Meaning

Degree PhD, Art History from the University of Michigan; MA, Art History from the University of Denver; BS, Speech Pathology and Audiology from State University of New York

Rita has received several awards and grants through the years including the Lucry Fellowship as well as grants from The Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their Travel Fellowship and Photographic Subvention Program among countless others.

David Hart

David Hart

Title Associate Professor of Art History, Liberal Arts Department
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7302

Courses  An Introduction to African Art | Art + Design History I: Ancient-18th Century | Art + Design History II: 18th Century-1945 | Art + Design History III: 1945-Present | Media Arts + Visual Culture: Installation | Race and Representation in Contemporary Art + Culture | Visual Culture and the Manufacture of Meaning

Degree PhD, Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MA, Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; BA, Political Science from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Dr. Hart is an Associate Professor of Art History in the Liberal Arts Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He taught African-American Art at UNC Chapel Hill as well as Wake Forest University before he came to the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Joyce Kessler

Joyce Kessler

Title Associate Professor of Literature
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7371

Courses  Hybrid Writing | Literature of the Americas | Woman's Words | Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research + Intellectual Traditions | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms | Writing for the Art + Design Career | Writing for the Sciences

Degree PhD, American Literature from Case Western Reserve University; MA, Cleveland State University; BA, English Literature from Cleveland State University

Dr. Joyce Kessler is Associate Professor of Literature at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She earned her Ph.D. in American Literature from Case Western Reserve University.

She is the current Chair of Liberal Arts and served as Interim Dean of Faculty from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Kessler teaches courses in women's literature, comparative literature, narrative studies, literature and social history, basic composition, hybrid writing, and advanced expository writing. She has written on the topics of women's studies and stylistics, but her scholarship is focused primarily on the fiction of Willa Cather.

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Nancy McEntee

Title Professor/Chair of Photography + Video
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  BFA Thesis + Exhibition | History of Photography Survey | Photo 1: Introduction to Photography | Photo Major 4.1: BFA Thesis + Research | Publication Photography | The Contemporary Portrait | The Fine Art of Silver Print

Degree MFA Photography, Bard College; BFA Photography, Cleveland Institute of Art

Nancy McEntee is a Professor of Photography and Chair of the Photography + Video department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from The Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Nancy is a recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. She was awarded a residency at The Burren College of Art in Co. Clare, Ireland for summer 2010. She has also received a Virginia Center For the Creative Arts Fellowship Residency and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. Her photographs are exhibited nationally and can be found in many public and private collections.

Christian Moody

Christian Moody

Title Assistant Professor
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Graphic Narratives | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms

Degree MFA, Creative Writing, Syracuse University; PhD, English, University of Cincinnati

Christian Moody earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Syracuse University, and his PhD in English from the University of Cincinnati. His fiction has been published by Esquire magazine, The Cincinnati Review, The Collagist, Sonora Review, Faultline, and other literary journals. His stories have been anthologized in the collections Best New American Voices and Best American Fantasy. His poems have appeared in Indiana Review and Sonora Review. Moody was awarded a 2015 Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council and was the 2014 Sarabande Books Writer-in-Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. He currently has two books in progress, The Monstrosity: A Novel and In the Middle of the Woods: Stories and Novellas. He was most recently the Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Centre College.

Olatubosun Ogunsanwo

Olatubosun Ogunsanwo

Title Professor of Comparative Literature
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7361

Courses  Autobiographical Narratives | Culture, Conflict, and Syncretism | Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research + Intellectual Traditions | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms

Degree PhD, The Indirect Narrative Method in the Last Six Novels of Geroge Mereditn, 1828-1909, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; BA, English from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

The University of Lagos, Nigeria, 1974 - 1990, Senior Lecturer

The Ohio State University, College of Humanities, Jan 1991 - June 1995, Visiting Scholar

Olatubosun's research interests lie in literature in English, particularly comparative studies in African, English, American and African-American literatures within the contexts of theories of fiction and literary discourse. His work is widely published and can be found in English Studies in Africa, NEOHELICON and Proceedings.

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