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Liberal Arts Faculty

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Mark Bassett

Title Lecturer
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.221.6025 (home)

Courses  American Crafts History | Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research + Intellectual Traditions | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms | Writing about Material Culture

Degree PhD and MA, University of Missouri-Columbia; BA, University of Alabama-Huntsville

For many years, Dr. Bassett has conducted research on CIA's history. For some examples, visit http://cia.edu/history. At the top of that page, via the link "CIA at CMA," you can see 100 artworks in the Cleveland Museum of Art collection that were created by CIA people between 1882 and the present. A few profiles of historic alumni, like Tiffany lamp designer Clara Driscoll and interior architect and portrait artist Charles Sallée, can also be explored from this page.

On June 11, 2013, Mark Bassett's 1985 Ph.D. dissertation--John Horne Burns: Toward a Critical Biography--was published electronically: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/35623. This account draws from the novelist's correspondence, which, until recently, the family wouldn't allow to be published.

As a collector, dealer, and researcher specializing in American ceramics, Mark is frequently called on to speak on this subject and has curated several museum exhibitions.

Bruce Checefsky

Bruce Checefsky

Title Director, Reinberger Gallery/Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7407

Courses  Avant Garde Film | From the Front Row: Cinema + Critical Writing

Degree MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA of Science from Kutztown University.

As curator for Reinberger Galleries for more than 20 years, Checefsky has been responsible for developing distinct exhibitions for CIA. He oversees the cultivation of new and unique shows for the galleries’ fall and spring shows, as well as the coordination of annual shows including the Faculty Exhibition, Student Independent Exhibition and the Student Summer Show. He has curated over 80 national and international exhibitions of contemporary art, film and design, and he has published articles, reviews and essays on contemporary photography and film. He is an adjunct professor in the Liberal Arts department, teaching courses in film and museum studies.

Adina Davidson

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Basic Theories of Psychology | Jung + Creativity

Timothy Geaghan

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Nature Poetry Before + After Darwin | Writing + Inquiry II: Research + Intellectual Traditions

Susan Grimm

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Creative Writing | Poetry Writing Workshop

Elizabeth Hoag

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Anthropology | Prehispanic Civilizations: The Aztec, the Maya + the Inca

Scott Lax

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Screenwriting

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