Faculty

Faculty by Department

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Daric Christian

  • Associate Dean & Director
  • Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design RM 159A
  • Phone: 906-227-2194
  • Began teaching at NMU in 1997
  • Education
  • B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
  • M.F.A., Ohio University
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Taimur Cleary

  • Assistant Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art & Design RM 288
  • Phone: 906-227-1484
  • Began teaching at NMU in 2015
  • Education
  • B.F.A., Miami University
  • M.F.A., Pratt Institute
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Keith Ellis

  • Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design RM 72
  • Phone: 906-227-1861
  • Fax: 906-227-2276
  • Began teaching at NMU in 2005
  • Education
  • B.F.A., University of Tennessee
  • M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
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Steven Hughes

  • Associate Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design RM 284
  • Phone: 906-227-1482
  • Began teaching at NMU in 2011
  • Education
  • B.S., Kent State University
  • M.F.A., Kent State University
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Brian Kakas

  • Associate Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art & Design RM L04
  • Phone: 906-227-1491
  • Began teaching at NMU in 2011
  • Biography
  • http://www.briankakas.com

  • Education
  • B.F.A., University of Montana
  • M.F.A., University of Notre Dame
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Stephan Larson

  • Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design RM 84
  • Phone: 906-227-1488
  • Began teaching at NMU in 2001
  • Education
  • B.F.A., University of Louisiana-Lafayette
  • M.F.A., Syracuse University
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Christine Lenzen

  • Associate Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art & Design RM 268
  • Phone: 906-227-2162
  • Began teaching at NMU in 2012
  • Education
  • B.F.A., University of Minnesota
  • M.F.A., University of Notre Dame
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Michael Letts

  • Associate Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art & Design RM 168
  • Phone: 906-227-1485
  • Began teaching at NMU in 2012
  • Education
  • B.F.A., Northern Michigan University
  • M.F.A., Ohio State University
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Steven Leuthold

  • Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design RM 188
  • Phone: 906-227-1489
  • Began teaching at NMU in 1999
  • Education
  • B.A., University of Montana
  • M.A., Washington State University
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
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Gabrielle McNally

  • Assistant Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design RM 172
  • Phone: 906-227-2024
  • Fax: 906-227-2276
  • Began teaching at NMU in 2014
  • Education
  • B.A., Luther College
  • M.B.A., University of Iowa
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Jane Milkie

  • Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design RM 76
  • Phone: 906-227-1483
  • Began teaching at NMU in 1993
  • Education
  • B.S., Buffalo State, The State University of New York
  • M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
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Mits Oba

  • Assistant Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design RM 276
  • Phone: 906-227-1489
  • Began teaching at NMU in 2007
  • Education
  • B.A., Southern Connecticut State University
  • B.A., Chuo University, Japan
  • M.F.A., City University of New York-Graduate Center
  • Ph.D., City University of New York-Graduate Center
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Peter Pless

  • Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design RM 176
  • Phone: 906-227-2104
  • Began teaching at NMU in 2005
  • Education
  • B.F.A., Northern Michigan University
  • M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
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Jason Schneider

  • Assistant Professor
  • Art and Design
  • 159 Art & Design
  • Phone: 906-227-2194
  • Began teaching at NMU in 2017
  • Education
  • B.F.A., William Paterson University
  • M.F.A., San Diego State University
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Dennis Staffne

  • Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design RM 62
  • Phone: 906-227-1492
  • Began teaching at NMU in 1976
  • Education
  • B.F.A., The Art Institute of Chicago
  • M.F.A., The Art Institute of Chicago
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Tracy Wascom

  • Assistant Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design RM 184
  • Phone: 906-227-2193
  • Fax: 906-227-2276
  • Began teaching at NMU in 2005
  • Education
  • B.F.A., University of Louisiana-Lafayette
  • M.F.A., Syracuse University
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Dale Wedig

  • Professor
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design RM 106
  • Phone: 906-227-1490
  • Began teaching at NMU in 1983
  • Education
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
  • M.A., Iowa State University
  • M.F.A., Arizona State University
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