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Liberal Arts Faculty

Thomas Mira y Lopez

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

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Heath Patten

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.773.4138

Degree Ph.D. candidate, A.B.D. in History of Art, The Ohio State University

M.A. in Anthropology, The Ohio State University

B.A. in Anthropology and History of Art, The Ohio State University

B.A. in History, The Ohio State University

He teaches Art and Design History I, Art and Design History II, Asian Art Survey, India: Culture & Society, and Art of East Asia. His research interests are ancient religions, ritual performances of the ancient Mediterranean basin, and the history of early photography and its use in archaeology. He is a published author, a professional photographer, and a professional archaeologist, who has been involved with the excavations of several sites in Ohio, Cyprus and Italy.

He is also the Curator of the Visual Resources Collection, Oberlin College Libraries, Oberlin College.

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; Certification in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages from Oxford Seminars; BA, English from Baldwin-Wallace College

Kevin A. Risner lived and taught English in Turkey for two years, then lived and taught in Toledo for two years while he received his MA in English (ESL). Since then, he has taught writing, narrative theory, and philosophy at John Carroll University, Cuyahoga Community College, and here at CIA. He is currently ESL Coordinator at CIA.

He has written My Ear is a Sieve (Bottlecap Press, 2017) and Lucid (The Poetry Annals, 2018) -- with many other poems in multiple publications.

Jonathan Rosati

Title Director of the Writing Center
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.8018

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

Michelle Sammons

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Art + Design History III: 1945-Present

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

Kylie Fisher

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone

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