Jane Becker-Nelson

Jane Becker Nelson
Flaten Art Museum Director - Museum Studies, Curatorial Practice, Contemporary Art in Northern North America

B.A. Studio Art and Art History, St. Olaf College; M.A. Art History, Queen's University.

Paul Briggs
Assistant Professor of Art - Ceramic Art; Spirituality and Art; Race, Gender and Visual Culture

B.S.E.D. Art Education/Ceramics, City University of New York; M.A. Art Education/Ceramics, Alfred University; Ph.D. Art Education/Educational Theory and Policy, Pennsylvania State University; MFA 3D, Massachusetts College of Art.

Kate Casanova
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art - Sculpture

MFA from the University of Minnesota, BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design

Patty Cohn
Academic Administrative Assistant and Visual Resource Curator

  • Center for Art and Dance 200 and 219
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Digitization, Graphic Design, Public Relations / Marketing

Irve Dell
Professor of Art - Sculpture, Performance, Installation, Public Art

B.A. Biology, Williams College; M.F.A. Sculpture, University of Minnesota.

Kate Fisher
Studio Art Technician - Ceramics, Ceramic History, Sculpture, Upcycling

B.A. Studio Art and Art History, St. Olaf College; M.F.A. in Ceramics, University of North Texas.

Christie Hawkins
Studio Art Technician

B.F.A. Glass and Sculpture, University of Wisconsin-River Falls; M.F.A. Sculpture, University of Minnesota.

Karil Kucera
Professor of Art History and Asian Studies (Dept. Chair, Asian Studies)

B.A. French Language and Literature; B.A. Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison; M.A. Art History, University of Oregon; Ph.D. Art History, University of Kansas.

Peter Nelson
Assistant Professor of Art - New Media, Photography

B.A. Studio Art, St. Olaf College; M.F.A. Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, University of Washington.

Meg Ojala
Professor of Art - Photography, History of Photography

B.A. Studio Art, University of Minnesota; M.F.A. Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Matthew Rohn
Associate Professor of Art History, Environmental and American Studies - 19th and 20th Century Art, Ecocriticism, American Culture, Gender and Multi-Cultural Studies, Social Justice

B.A. Art History, George Washington University; M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

John Saurer
Associate Professor of Art, Department Vice Chair - Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Installation

B.A. Studio Art and Art History, Hope College, M.F.A. Sculpture, Colorado State University.

Nancy Thompson
Professor of Art History, Department Chair - Medieval Art in Europe, Italian Renaissance Art, Medieval and Renaissance Stained Glass, 19th-Century Florentine Art, Medieval Revival in 19th-century Europe

B.A. Art History, Southern Methodist University; M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Christopher Tradowsky
Assistant Professor of Art History - Contemporary Art, Critical Theory, African Art. Gender Studies

B.F.A. Studio Art, Macalester College; M.A. Interdisciplinary Humanities, University of Chicago; PhD Art History, UCLA.

Michon Weeks
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art - Drawing, Painting, Design

M.F.A. Drawing and Painting, University of Minnesota; B.A. Art and Design, Iowa State University.

Mona Weselmann
Flaten Art Museum Registrar - Caretaker of the St. Olaf Art Collection

B.A. Studio Art, St. Mary's University.