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The Department of Art and Design Faculty Bios and Contact


David Earle
David Earle
Position: Chair
  • Department: Art and Design
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 253

David Earle, chair for the Department of Art and Design, is on loan from the English Department, where he specializes in Modernist Literature and Print Culture. He has published extensively on pulp magazines and popular publishing of the 20th century.

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Thomas Asmuth
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Art and Design
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 267

Thomas Asmuth, associate professor, teaches digital and experimental media.

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Dale Castellucci
Position: OPS Instructor
  • Department: Art and Design
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 269

Dale Castellucci, adjunct instructor and sculpture lab supervisor, teaches painting, drawing, sculpture and design.

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Nicholas Croghan
Position: Director of Pensacola Museum of Art/Adjunct
  • Department: Art and Design
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 235

Nicholas Croghan, adjunct and director of Pensacola Museum of Art (PMA)

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John Doughtery
Position: Instructor of Art
  • Department: Art and Design
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 253

John Doughtery is an instructor of art who specializes in graphic design and new media.

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Carrie Fonder
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Art and Design
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 265

Carrie Fonder, associate professor, teaches sculpture, sculptural art, art appreciation and art foundations studies, including drawing and 2D design.

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Valerie George
Position: Professor
  • Department: Art and Design
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 259

Valerie George, professor, teaches sculpture, video and installation.

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Joseph Herring
Position: Professor
  • Department: Art and Design
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 261

Joseph Herring, associate professor, teaches graphic design.

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Jim Jipson
Position: Professor
  • Department: Art and Design
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 257

Jim Jipson teaches photography, mixed-media and conceptually based art courses.

Barbara Larson
Barbara Larson
Position: Professor of Modern European Art
  • Department: Art and Design
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 208

Dr. Barbara Larson, professor of modern European art history, teaches 19th and 20th-century courses, including art and science in the 19th century, 19th-century European art, women and art, and modern art.

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John Markowitz
Position: Lecturer
  • Department: Art and Design
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 253

John Markowitz, lecturer, teaches painting and art history.

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Justin M. Sturgeon
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Art and Design
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 263

Dr. Justin M. Sturgeon is an authority on the visual culture of late-medieval Western Europe.


Adjunct Faculty

The Department of Art and Design Adjunct Faculty Contact Information


Justin Grubb

  • Lecturer
  • Department: Art and Design
  • phone8504742045
  • emailjgrubb@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: 82/253
  • Short Bio: Justin Grubb received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2021. Justin teaches ceramics and oversees the Ceramic Studio. Classes include Wheel Throw, Sculptural Ceramics, Slip Casting and Digital Ceramics.

Shelley Henseler

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Art and Design
  • phone8504742045
  • emailshenseler@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Building 82, Room 208
  • Short Bio: Shelley Hensler received a MA Illustration Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, ’12. Shelley teaches graphic design, typography, interactive applications for web design and digital illustration. Shelley is also the director of strategic communication and assessment in the Office of Design and Communication in the UWF Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs.

Yvonne LeBrun

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Art and Design
  • phone8504742045
  • emailylebrun@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: 82/253
  • Short Bio: Yvonne LeBrun received an MFA in Creative Technologies and Practices from the University of South Alabama in 2020. Yvonne teaches Drawing, 2D-Design, Art Appreciation, and other foundation classes.

Kelly Leitermann

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Art and Design
  • phone8504742045
  • emailkschmidt@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: 82/253
  • Courses: Kelly teaches: 2D-Design, Art Appreciation, Printmaking
  • Short Bio: Kelly Leitermann holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago, '16. Kelly teaches Drawing, 2D-Design, Art Appreciation and Printmaking.

Julie McGrath

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Art and Design
  • phone8504742045
  • emailart@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: 82/253
  • Courses: Digital Illustration and Illustration Design courses
  • Short Bio: Julie McGrath received an MA in Illustration Design from Savanna School of Art and Design in 2011; an MA in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2016; and an MA in Art History from Lindenwood University in ’19.

Jason Pinckard

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Art and Design
  • phone8504742045
  • emailjpinckard@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: 82/208
  • Short Bio: Jason Pinckard received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of South Florida in 2019. Jason teaches foundation studio art classes, including Drawing, Painting, 2D-Design and Art Appreciation.

Marzia Ransom

  • Academic Advisor, Art and Design and Music; Adjunct
  • Department: Art and Design
  • phone8504742676
  • emailmransom@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Building 82, Room 210A
  • Short Bio: Marzia Ransom received an MFA in Painting and Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010. Marzia teaches drawing, painting and photography.

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Melina Smyres

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Art and Design
  • phone8504742045
  • emailmsmyres@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Building 82, Room 253
  • Short Bio: Melina Smyres received an MFA in Design at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2003. Melina teaches foundational graphic design courses.

Jenea Wood

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Art and Design
  • phone8504742045
  • emailjwood2@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: 82/253
  • Courses: Jenea teaches Art Appreciation, Digital Art, Typography
  • Short Bio: Jenea Wood received an MFA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018. Jenea teaches Art Appreciation, Digital Art and Typography. She is also a senior web and design specialist with the Escambia and Sand Rosa Counties' Florida Department of Health.