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Dr. Patricia Dobson

Title: Chair, Department of Communication; Associate Professor of Communication; Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Communication Center (COM), Room 100
Phone: 575.562.2130
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Education

  • Ph.D., Education, Capella University, (2010)
  • M.A., Communication, Eastern New Mexico University (2000)
  • B.S., Communication, Eastern New Mexico University (1989)

Bio

Dr. Dobson is a military brat, originally from the East Coast. She chose to remain in New Mexico following her father's retirement from the Air Force. Dobson is a first-generation college student who took the "long way" through higher education. Working her way through school, she earned a B.S. in Journalism, M.A. in Communication, and Ph.D. in Education. She has worked as a journalist and public relations practitioner, including stints as a reporter, photographer, copy editor, feature writer, news editor, magazine publisher and free-lance writer. For ten years, she was the Promotions Coordinator for the College of Fine Arts at Eastern New Mexico University, while teaching part time for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In 2001, she left the College of Fine Arts to teach full time in the Department of Communication, where she has served as department chair since fall 2010. Dobson and her husband, Wayne Head, live in Curry County where they supervise an eclectic collection of rescued animals. She is a youth minister at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Clovis. Along with serving as the director of Christian education at WPC, she leads the adult, youth, and puppet troupe drama ministries. She is a Certified Ruling Elder (commissioned pastor) in the Presbyterian Church, and travels throughout the Presbytery of Sierra Blanca to fulfill those duties.

Research Interests

-Media/Mass Communication

-Interpersonal, Family, and Group Communication

-Bullying and its Long-term Effects

Jessica Gerlach

Title: Assistant Professor of Art (Graphic Design)

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 109
Phone: 575.562.2729
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Office Hours: M/W 3-4 p.m., T/R 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Website: behance.net/jessicager6650

Education

  • M.F.A., Visual Communication, University of Arizona (2011)
  • B.A., Studio Art, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (1999)

Bio

Jessica is a designer and illustrator with a passion for design, science, letterpress, books, animation, and beautiful things. In an earlier version of life, she was an arts in education program coordinator for South Central PaARTners at Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania. In her free time, Jessica enjoys biking and hiking in the desert as well as traveling to new places.

Jessica teaches digital media, graphic design, graphic design projects, typography, and web design.

Scott Golem

Title: Assistant Professor of Art (Graphic Design)

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 108
Phone: 575.562.2162
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Office Hours: M/W 11-12 p.m., T 11:30-12:30 p.m., 1-3 p.m., R 8-9 a.m.
Website: golemcreative.com

Education

  • M.F.A., Graphic Design, University of North Texas (1993)
  • B.A., Graphic Design, Michigan State University (1981)

Bio

Influenced by his childhood in industrial Detroit, Scott describes his work as digitally abstracted and photographically-based collage with recurring subject matter such as distressed architecture, substrates, machinery and typography. His professional credentials include in-house packaging and visual merchandising design for Fortune 500 companies such as Dr. Pepper and J.C. Penney & Co. His publishing background encompasses both children's book designs for Pearson Education and art direction for technology trade magazines in the Richardson, T.X. Telecom Corridor.

Scott teaches graphic design, motion graphics, publication design, senior portfolio, and web design.

Research Interests

-Photography

-Graphic Design in Print

-Environmental Design

-Motion Graphics

-Community Art and Workshops

Bryan Hahn

Title: Administrative Assistant; Runnels Gallery Manager

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 111
Phone: 575.562.2778
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Office Hours: M/W/F 8-12 p.m., 1-5 p.m., T/R 8-12 p.m., 1-3 p.m.

Education

  • M.A., Communication Studies, Eastern New Mexico University (2012)
  • B.F.A., Theatre: Dance Studies, Eastern New Mexico University (2004)

Bio

A native New Mexican, Bryan has lived on the west and east side of the state. He called Dallas-Fort Worth home for a several years, working for a dance and cheerleading company as an instructor and in the marketing department, until his love of family and the Land of Enchantment called him home. Creativity is at the core of his being and can be seen in his design, choreographic, directing, writing and gallery work. To-date, Bryan has managed/curated over 50 gallery exhibitions, choreographed 29 dances and one full dance concert, directed several stage shows, written four one-act plays, and designed numerous promotional print pieces. In addition to his role as administrative assistant for the Department of Art and manager of the Runnels Gallery, Bryan teaches part-time at the university.

Bryan teaches digital media, freshman seminar, interpersonal communication, publication design, and senior exhibition.

Research Interests

-Promotional Print Design

-Community Art Projects

-Experimental Painting

-Directing for Stage

-Choreography/Creative Movement

Alla Parsons

Title: Assistant Professor Art (Two-dimensional Studio Art)

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 105
Phone: 575.562.2515
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Office Hours: M/W 11-12 p.m., 3-3:30 p.m., T/R 11:30-12 p.m., 2-3 p.m.
Website: allaparsons.com

Education

  • M.F.A., Two-dimensional Studio Art, Georgia Southern University Statesboro (2011)
  • B.F.A., Painting, Minnesota State University Moorhead (2007)

Bio

Growing up in Russia, Alla always expressed her emotions through drawing, and admired works of Old Masters in the Hermitage in Saint-Petersburg. Her work is in oil and mixed media, although in the past she worked exclusively in watercolors. Her works exhibited nationally and internationally, have received awards and are in private collections across the US, Canada, Russia and Germany. She likes to travel the world with her husband Michael, visit art museums and paint on plein air (landscape painting outside) in her spare time.

Alla teaches drawing, figure drawing, painting, and watercolor illustration.

Research Interests

-Figurative and Traditional Methods of Drawing and Painting

-Portraiture, Still Life, Trompe l'oeil, and Plein Air

-Russian icons and Russian artists of the 20th century

-Magic Realism

-Surrealism

-Symbolism

Gregory Senn

Title: Professor of Art (Three-dimensional Studio Art)

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 103
Phone: 575.562.2687
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Office Hours: M/W 8:30-9 a.m., 11:45-12:30 p.m., 5:30-6 p.m., T/R 8:30-9:30 a.m., 11:15-12 p.m.
Website: gregsenn.com/art.shtml

Education

  • M.F.A., Studio Art: Ceramics, West Texas State University (1985)
  • B.S., Comprehensive Art, University of Wisconsin-Platteville (1982)
  • A.S., Art, University of Wisconsin-Marathon County (1977)

Bio

Greg grew up in a rural area in northern Wisconsin where he developed a lifelong interest in the outdoors, and specifically fishing with the flyrod and "poppers" - surface baits which he makes himself. He has built custom rods as well as developed custom patterns in his pursuit of both bluegills and bass, and has been a confirmed catch and release fisherman since 1974. He is also an addicted scuba diver and skin diver - even though this seems a little silly considering he lives on the high plains desert.

Greg teaches three-dimensional design, sculpture, and jewelry.

Research Interests

-Portrait/Figure Sculpture in Concrete, Glass, and Iron

-Commission Jewelry/Metal Casting

-Fiberglass/Resin Casting

Betsy Williamson

Title: Assistant Professor of Art (Art History, Photography)

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 107
Phone: 575.562.2652
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Office Hours: M 2-4 p.m., T 12-2 p.m., W 9-11 a.m., R 2-3 p.m.
Website: betsywilliamsonphoto.com

Education

  • M.F.A., Studio Art: Photography, University of North Texas (2011)
  • M.A., Art History, University of North Texas (2011)
  • B.F.A., Studio Art: Photography, University of Texas at Arlington (2006)

Bio

Though she lived most of her life in Texas, Betsy has also lived in Oregon, Georgia, Alabama and India. Her artworks have been exhibited across the United States and South Korea. Furthermore, she has presented research at several Society of Photographic Education Conferences and the Southeastern College Art Conference. On her first trip to India, she was a research assistant for her M.A. thesis professor, Dr. Lisa Owen studying an active Jain temple at the historical site of Ellora, Maharashtra. On a subsequent visit she attended Art Junction, an artist residency in Udaipur, Rajasthan during which time she created digital images and participated in a performance piece with Chiman Dangi and Meropi Mitrou. This experience brought her back to live in Udaipur a year. During which time she taught photography workshops to tourists, hosted a camera obscura workshop on World Photography Day (August 19) with the 2nd graders at the Delhi International School, and worked on her art and research. Most recently, Betsy was in India working on a new photography/digital imaging project in Udaipur and a re-photography project in the village of Hushangabad, Haryana.

Betsy teaches art appreciation, art history, history of graphic design, non-western art history, and photography.

Research Interests

-Photography of the Indian Sub-continent

-Photographic Archives of Art History

-Architecture of India

-Personal Narrative Photography

-Phenomenology of Place Photography

-Travel Photography

 
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