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Liberal Arts Faculty

Heath Patten

Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Kevin Risner

Kevin Risner

Title ESL Coordinator
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research + Intellectual Traditions | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms

Degree MA, English (ESL) from The University of Toledo; Certification in the Teaching of Writing from The University of Toledo; BA, English from Baldwin-Wallace College

Lisa Robertson

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Jonathan Rosati

Title Lecturer/Coordinator, Writing + Learning Center
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.8018

Courses  Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research + Intellectual Traditions

Amber Stitt

Amber Stitt

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 513-349-9063

Courses  Art + Design History I: Ancient-18th Century | Art + Design History II: 18th Century-1945

Degree PhD

My undergraduate degree at Miami University of Oxford comprised a studio painting and drawing focus, with emphasis upon children's book illustration and socio-cultural studies of childhood, with minors in English and Psychology. I graduated summa cum laude and attended Case Western Reserve University for both my Master's Degree and PhD, where my interest in art therapy turned into an interest in the social and pedagogical history of children's rights, and the sociological perception of childhood as a construct, in American art. After graduate school, I explored an internship in the Distance Learning Department of the Cleveland Museum of Art's Education Program, and authored many DL lectures currently offered in the department, including lectures on the CMA's collection of Old and New Testament subject matter, an exploration of francophone African art, a tribute to the Monuments Men, and famous images of canine companions. My career in higher education, which is probably my biggest passion, began at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where I've taught foundation and Modern art history courses to both native and multilingual students. My goal is to obtain full time employment at an art school or university art history department focusing on American art of the 19th and 20th centuries, and women's and child studies. My current publishing project is the 630-page manuscript of my dissertation, an essay on Robert Henri's Portrait of Willie Gee and American race relations at the turn of the twentieth century, and a focused look at pedagogical reform in postbellum American paintings. At the Cleveland Institute of Art, I have taught foundation surveys and modern art, as well as served as liaison between the Art History Department and ESL Department.

Josť Carlos Teixeira

Josť Carlos Teixeira

Title Champney Family Professor of Art
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Charette: Self + Other Voices | Issues in 20th and 21st Century Art: Research, Engagement + Politics in Contemporary Art | Role of the Artist as Producer | The Artist + Social Practice

Degree MFA, Interdisciplinary Studio, University of California Los Angeles; BFA, School of Fine Arts, University of Porto (Portugal)

José Carlos Teixeira is currently the Champney Family Visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University Art History department, and at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His interdisciplinary work involves primarily video-essay, photography, installation, text, and performance. Notions of identity, otherness, language, boundary, exile and displacement, are recurrent themes in his creative and theoretical investigation. Through performative strategies, his pieces explore issues related to locational identity, global diaspora, the limits (or overlapping) of personal and social territories, and the definition of physical and psychological spaces. They attempt to generate not a set of conclusions, but a continuous process of inquiry. Usually coming from a subjective and contextual approach, the artist focuses on collaboration, participation, and dialogue, therefore incorporating multiple voices into his moving image projects.

His work has been shown in exhibitions, festivals, and screenings both in Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, UK, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and Lithuania) and in the USA (New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Atlanta, Tucson, Madison, to name a few), as well as in Brazil, Singapore, China, Mozambique, Angola, and South Africa. Teixeira has been the recipient of the Fulbright Grant, Gulbenkian Foundation Grant, UCLA Fellowship, Samuel Booth Award, D’Arcy Hayman Award, Fuso Video Festival Jury Prize 2011, and the 2005 EDP New Artists Prize nomination. In 2008-09, he was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, and he recently developed residency projects at the MacDowell Colony (NH), and the Headlands Center for the Arts (CA).

Kristin Thompson-Smith

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Digital Color | Putting Artists in the Classroom: Intro to Teaching Art

Daniel Tranberg

Daniel Tranberg

Title Lecturer
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Art of the Personal Essay | Image + Form I | Painting Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Painting | Visual Arts: Aesthetics, Style + Content | Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research + Intellectual Traditions | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms

Degree MA in Studio Art from Purdue University. Also studied Criticism and Theory in the Graduate School of the University of Illinois, Chicago. BFA, Northern Illinois University

Dan Tranberg has published more than 750 articles on art and has exhibited his paintings in more that 40 exhibitions. His writing has appeared in national and international publications, including Art in America, NY Arts, artUS, BOMB, Glass Magazine, and Art on Paper. He was awarded an Ohio Excellence in Journalism award in 2004 and received Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships in 2002 and 2007.

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