Phone:
(810) 766-6680
Email:
sarlipp@umflint.edu
Communication and Visual Arts

Sarah Lippert, Ph.D

Visual Arts Program Director and Assistant Professor of Art History

Education: PhD., Art History, Pennsylvania State University

Areas of Expertise
Art, Art History, Renaissance to Modern Art with a Focus on French and British

Dr. Lippert has been the recipient of a Samuel H. Kress Travel Fellowship in the History of Art, as well as a fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Highlights of recent publications include the article 'Salomé to Medusa by Way of Narcissus,' in the art-history journal Artibus et Historiae, while 'Jean-Léon Gérôme and Polychrome Sculpture' appeared in the inter-disciplinary journal Dix-Neuf in 2014.

To learn more about Dr. Lippert view her professional website here

 

Phone:
(810) 762-3146
Email:
dbaird@umflint.edu
Communication and Visual Arts

Baird Darryl

Professor of Art

Education: MFA in Photography, University of North Texas, BFA Broadcast-Film Communication, Southern Methodist University

Areas of Expertise
Photography and History of Photography

Baird worked for twenty years as a commercial architectural, advertising, and editorial photographer in Dallas, Texas. He studied in two graduate programs, first in a doctoral program in Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas-Dallas, and later earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photography at the University of North Texas. Darryl founded the graphic design and photography program at UM-Flint. He formerly served as chair of the Communication and Visual Arts department. Baird works across a wide spectrum of techniques and media, from large format cameras using vintage 19th century optics and antiquarian processes, to high-definition digital video output. His work is included in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Art, Museum of Fine Art in Houston Texas, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

To learn more about Prof. Baird view his CV here or his professional website here.

Phone:
(810) 762-0733
Email:
gaydos@umflint.edu
Communication and Visual Arts

Benjamin Gaydos

Assistant Professor of Design

Education: MFA in VIsual Communication/Design, Virginia Commonwealth University

Area of Expertise
Design Studio

Benjamin Gaydos is a Detroit-based designer, filmmaker, artist and educator. He has conducted research in design and anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University. His experiments in design, sound, film and video have been exhibited internationally. Ben has presented his work at Rhode Island School of Design, Case Western, and MIT’s Media Lab, among other institutions. He is co-founder and principle of goodgood, an interdisciplinary design firm with offices in Detroit and Boston, a producer and designer for Sensate Journal at Harvard University, and co-founder and programmer at Mothlight Microcinema in Detroit.

Phone:
(810) 766-6812
Email:
jlorch@umflint.edu
Communication and Visual Arts

Janet Lorch

Lecturer IV

Education: MFA Graphic Design, Michigan State University, BFA Studio Art, University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise
Graphic Design and Book Arts

Emphasis Area
Graphic Design and Visual Communication

To learn more about Janet Lorch view her CV here or view her professional website here.

Phone:
(810) 237-6657
Email:
reinsel@umflint.edu
Communication and Visual Arts

Joseph Reinsel

Assistant Professor of Media Art

Education: M.F.A. in Electronic Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and M.A. in Composition and Media Arts, Radford University ,

Areas of Expertise
Interactive Arts

Emphasis Area
Interactive Arts and Design, Media Theory, and Time-Based Arts

To learn more about Prof. Reinsel view his CV here
 

Phone:
(810) 766-6875
Email:
satch@umflint.edu
Communication and Visual Arts

Michael Sevick

Associate Professor of Art

Education: Masters of Fine Arts, University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise
Painting and Drawing

Emphasis Area
Figurative Painting, and Landscape

Phone:
(810) 762-3032
Email:
cvelliky@umflint.edu
Communication and Visual Arts

Cristen Velliky

Associate Professor of Art, Director for the Masters of Art Administration Program

Education: M.F.A, from Cranbrook Art Academy, Bloomfield, MI in 1998, B.F.A. with Honors, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI in 1996, B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI in 1991 Double Major in Philosophy and English

To learn more about Cristen Velliky view her personal statement here or her professional website here.

Phone:
(810) 237-6655
Email:
chuckw@umflint.edu
Communication and Visual Arts

Charles Wagonlander

Art Education, Lecturer IV

Education: Education Specialist Degree, Oakland University, School of Administration and Educational Leadership

Areas of Expertise
Art Education

To learn more about Prof. Wagonlander view his CV here

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
claytor@umflint.edu
Communication and Visual Arts

Claytor Ryan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Education: Master of Fine Arts degree from San Diego State University with an emphasis in multimedia, researching autobiography in comics.

Ryan Claytor is a comics artist and professor living in Holt, Michigan. Claytor’s achievements have included two 1st place S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) Prizes for best Mini-Comic/Short Story, a Cartoonist in Residence position at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, California, visiting lecturerships at the Dallas Museum of Art , The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, and The Savannah College of Art and Design, an internship with Marvel Comics in New York City, and judging the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award in 2007.  In 2009 the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco featured an exhibition of his work and Claytor began teaching the first “Comics and Visual Narrative” class in Michigan State University‘s history.  He has also served as the Director of the Michigan State University Comics Forum, an event for scholars, creators and fans, since 2009.

As a creator, Claytor is most widely known for his self-published, autobiographical, comic book series And Then One Day. Although the series has undergone several format changes and incarnations since its inception in 2004, And Then One Day readers are consistently treated with Claytor’s thoughtful and entertaining approach to autobiographical comics immaculately packaged with a designer’s eye for production detail.

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
tikranz@umflint.edu
Communication and Visual Arts

Kranz Tim

Lecturer II

Education: Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.), Kendall College of Art and Design, 2010. Bachelor of Fine Art(B.F.A.), University of Michigan-Flint, 2001

I primarily teach drawing and painting related courses at both the beginning and advanced levels here at U of M-Flint. I feel that students in art benefit from studio practice as well as from learning about art history, going to contemporary exhibits, and through lectures on a variety of subjects from a variety of sources. I believe that a good painting or drawing instructor teaches fundamentals through demonstrations while also catering to the strengths and weaknesses of individual students. While learning certain techniques and processes is important, I do my best to let each student’s creativity come through in the way they execute their works.

To learn more about Tim Kranz view his CV or his professional website here

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
rzeiss@umflint.edu
Communication and Visual Arts

Rebecca Zeiss

Instructor of Art

Education: MFA in Photography , Central Michigan University , BFA Painting, University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise
Photography, Printmaking and Painting

Zeiss studied painting and drawing originally at the University of Michigan's School of Art where she had the opportunity to study photography under Phil Davis and shifted the focus of her work. At Central Michigan University she continued to research photography as a tactile form incorporating alternative processes with painting and printmaking into the work and exploring the surfaces created by the mixing of the media. Her work is included in the collections of Midland Center for the Arts and Northwood University, Midland, Michigan, Saginaw Vally University, Saginaw,Michigan, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Alma College, Alma, Michigan, and Lane Community College, Eugene,Oregon.

To learn more about Rebecca Zeiss view her CV here or her professional website here.