Art & Design Department

Faculty

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Daniel Adams, M.F.A. - chair of the department and Professor of Art

Daniel Adams serves as chair of the Department of Art & Design and teaches printmaking, bookbinding, letterpress, graphic design, art history, and aesthetic courses. He earned his master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1987. Adams uses printmaking as a natural form of expression and his work is widely exhibited and collected.

www.danieladamsink.com

dadams@harding.edu

Twitter: ‏@DanielAdamsInk

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Beverly Austin, M.A. - Assistant Professor of Art

Beverly Austin teaches painting, advanced painting, and drawing courses in the Department of Art & Design. Austin earned her master’s degree from Harding University in 1972. She is the founder of the Searcy Arts Council. Austin’s areas of expertise include portrait figure and still life paintings. She regularly exhibits her work and has won a number of awards from competitions throughout the U.S.

baustin@harding.edu

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Steven Choate, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Art

Dr. Steven Choate is a painter and art historian. He has taught in the Department of Art & Design at Harding University since 1995. After specializing his academic work in areas of classical and renaissance art, Choate termed his painting style as “blatantly realistic.” After graduating from Harding University in 1986, Choate earned his two master’s degrees at the University of Mississippi and completed his doctoral work in 2002 at Florida State University.

schoate@harding.edu

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Greg Clayton, M.F.A. - Associate Professor of Art, coordinator for Fine Arts

Greg Clayton is the coordinator for the fine arts program and teaches foundation design courses in the Department of Art & Design. He earned his master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. His professional work includes painting, graphic design, computer graphics, photography, and sculpture. Clayton also teaches a variety of independent studio art courses.

www.ClaytonSculpture.com

gclayton@harding.edu

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Enrique Colón, M.F.A. - Assistant Professor of Art

Ricky Colón teaches graphic design, motion, and animation courses in the Department of Art & Design. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. Colón is a member of the University & College Designers Association (UCDA) and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).

eacolon@harding.edu

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Amy Cox, M.B.A., B.S., IDEC, IIDA, NCIDQ - Assistant Professor of Art

Amy Cox directs the interior design program and teaches introduction to interior design, space planning, lighting, codes, and commercial design studio courses in the Department of Art & Design. She earned her master’s degree from Harding University in 2007. Cox has been designing professionally since 1992 and has worked in residential, corporate, educational, and healthcare design areas.

acox@harding.edu

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Stacy Gibson, M.F.A. - Associate Professor of Art, coordinator for Graphic Design

Stacy Gibson is the coordinator for graphic design and teaches graphic design, illustration, and multimedia drawing courses in the Department of Art & Design and has been since 2002. Gibson earned her master’s degree from Fort Hays State University and she previously taught at Missouri Western State University. She enjoys exploring different processes like photography, computer alterations, collages, drawing, and painting, often mixing media by layering. 

stacygibson@harding.edu

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Dr. John Keller, Ph.D. - Professor of Art

Dr. John Keller began teaching at Harding University in 1978 and he serves as the art teacher licensure advisor and gallery coordinator in the Department of Art & Design. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska, both in art education. Keller is a signature member of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists, an Arkansan watercolor society. His art includes images captured during his travels through the United States and Europe, having taught on Harding’s international program campuses.

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jkeller@harding.edu

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Paul Pitt, M.F.A. - Professor of Art

Paul Pitt teaches drawing, ceramics and sculpture courses. His experiences as an art student established a compulsion to pursue the visual arts. His art-teaching career then reinforced his train of expression through teaching by example. Pitt earned his Master of Arts in Art at the University of Tulsa in 1971, and his Master of Fine Arts in Art from the University of Memphis in 1982.

ppitt@harding.edu

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Sarah WilhoitPh.D., ASID, IDEC, NCIDQ - Associate Professor of Art and director of the Interior Design program

Dr. Sarah Wilhoit has been an interior design educator since 1993 and teaches courses in interior design, history of architecture and interior design, interior components, architectural drawing, and communication techniques. She is a member of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and is an active NCIDQ certificate holder. She earned her master’s degree from Freed-Hardeman University and her Ph.D from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Wilhoit previously practiced residential and commercial design for over 20 years.

swilhoit@harding.edu