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Faculty and Staff


Scott Espeseth

Associate Professor of Art - Department Chair

Scott Espeseth
MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Printmaking, Drawing, Etching
Office:  Wright Museum of Art, Room 210
Office phone:  (608) 363-2633 

View Scott's Gallery - Scott's CV - Scott's Website

Mark Klassen

Professor of Art

Mark Klassen
BFA, Minnesota State University-Mankato - MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sculpture, Visual Arts
Office:  Wright Museum of Art, Annex
Office phone:  (608) 363-2123

View Mark's Gallery - Mark's CV - Mark's Website - the ski club, Milwaukee, WI 

George Williams Jr.

Professor of Art

George Williams Jr.
BFA, California College of Art - MFA, Claremont Graduate University
Office:  Smith Building, 2nd Floor North
Office phone:  (608) 363-2686

George's Gallery - George's CV - George's Website 

Jo Ortel

Dr. Richard K. and Gloria I. Nystrom Fine Arts Professorial Chair in Art History

Jo Ortel
B.A., Smith College - M.A., Oberlin - Ph.D. in art history from Stanford

Modern & Contemporary Art, Native American Art, Environmental Art
Office: Wright Museum of Art, Room 204
Office phone: (608) 363-2634

Jo's CV 

Joy Beckman

Associate Professor of Art History - Director of the Wright Museum of Art

Joy Beckman
B.A., St. Olaf College - M.A. in art history from the National Taiwan University - Ph.D. in art history at the University of Chicago

Arts of Asia, Arts of China, Museum Studies
Office: Wright Museum of Art, Room 212A
Office Phone: (608) 363-2097

Meredith Root

Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography/Visual Studies/Digital Media

Meredith Root
BA in Filmmaking from Bard College -  MFA in Filmmaking from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Digital Photography, Visual Studies, Sound Design, Computer Arts
Office:  Smith, Room 303
Office Phone:  (608) 363-2679 

David Boffa

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History

David Boffa
PhD in Art History, Rutgers University, 2011

Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Video Games as Art
Office:  Wright Museum of Art, Room 212A
Office Phone:  (608) 363-2097

David's CV 

Cheryl Mikulecky

Program Coordinator
Office:  Wright Museum of Art, Room 203
Office Phone: (608) 363-2396