Welcome from the Director

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Geo Sipp - Director
I invite you to create your world here. With an enrollment of over 1200 students, and a nationally recognized faculty of artists, designers, art educators and scholars, we are committed to exploring the convergence of art, design, and creative inquiry. The Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design provides a rigorous education, offering a BFA degree in Art (concentrations in Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Communications, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sequential Art, Sculpture, and Textile & Surface Design), a BFA in Digital Animation, and an MA in Art and Design with concentrations in Art Education, Digital Animation, and Museum Studies.

Our facilities provide students with state-of-the-art resources. The Chastain Pointe facility houses four large drawing and painting studios and an expansive printmaking area. Two new computer studios in the Visual Arts Building provide industry standard technology for our applied arts disciplines of Graphic Communications, Digital Animation, Illustration and Sequential Art. Two new studio spaces and recently completed computer labs on the Marietta campus support our Textiles program.

As a unit of the School of Art and Design, the Zuckerman Museum of Art serves as a vital academic resource and cultural focus for students, faculty and members of the community. The ZMA presents significant works from the University’s permanent art collection and regularly exhibits contemporary works of art by local and nationally recognized artists. The Museum's Fine Arts Satellite Gallery in the Wilson Building features faculty, student, and alumni exhibitions.

Please explore our website; we are here to get you started and answer any questions you might have, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

Geo Sipp
Director, School of Art and Design
Professor of Art
Kennesaw State University
gsipp@kennesaw.edu
geosipp.com

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design is to lead in the education of art students and to promote the visual arts as an essential expression of the human condition. The School cultivates artistic and intellectual growth by developing creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and technical proficiency. All programs uphold and exceed national standards in studio art, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art education. A commitment to excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, service, and scholarship provides students with the tools to be informed citizens in a global society and to succeed professionally. The School continually seeks to expand its engagement with and prominence in the local community, the state, the nation, and the world

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Wolves in the City -- The Algerian Series, "Untitled" by Geo Sipp
  • Faculty & Staff

    Name
    Position
    • Director of the School of Art and Design and Professor of Art

      gsipp@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 205

    • Part-Time Instructor of Art

      rbounds@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art

      bcallero@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Senior Lecturer of Studio Art

      dcolebec@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-5562
      D 202

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art

      lelsey@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Associate Professor of Art

      jfishe51@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      CP 115K

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Photography

      mgortemi@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Professor of Art

      nhabers@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-2282
      VA 238

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art

      chall161@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 108

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art

      ehaslam@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts

      lhightow@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art Education

      mhussei3@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Printmaking

      tnicklas@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Assistant Professor of Textiles

      abritt31@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      9087

    • Associate Professor of Apparel and Textile

      kclay10@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-5058
      M 120

    • Part-Time Instructor of Art Education

      aburch4@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Professor of Art Education

      rgarner@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 229

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art Education

      jgoss36@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Professor of Art Education

      dgregory@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 226

    • Professor of Art Education

      amunson1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6138
      VA 227

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    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art Education

      jwachtma@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Associate Professor of Art History

      pkierna1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Associate Professor of Art History

      dmcclin1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 236

    • Associate Professor of Art History

      dsachs@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 237

    • Associate Professor of Art History

      jsteph55@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-5241
      VA 101B

    • Professor of Art History

      jthom205@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-7963
      VA 101C

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art History

      lwingfi1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Associate Professor of Art

      jcampan2@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-7965
      VA 101D

    • Associate Professor of Art

      ksmith1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-2041
      VA 234

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art

      mbrothe6@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art

      bmg4305@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Professor of Art

      jremilla@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      CP 115L

    • Associate Professor of Art

      drobson1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      CP 115I

    • Professor of Art

      rsherer@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      CP 115J

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Drawing and Illustration

      stwiddy@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting

      jwelsh1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Photography

      mgortemi@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Professor of Visual Arts

      mhaffner@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 235

    • Professor of Art

      vdibble@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      CP 115M

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Printmaking

      clollis1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      CP 115

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art

      greynos2@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      CP 115

    • Lecturer of Sculpture

      pburch1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-5175
      VA 223B

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art

      apeter68@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art

      mphil152@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Associate Professor of Art

      ksmith1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-2041
      VA 234

    • Assistant Director of the School of Art and Design and Associate Professor of Graphic Design

      cbrasco@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6730
      VA 228

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art

      vcaver@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Graphic Communications Concentration Coordinator

      kkim59@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 233

    • Assistant Professor of Digital Media

      jking272@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 223A

    • Professor Emeritus of Art

      cmaugele@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Assistant Director of the School of Art and Design and Associate Professor of Graphic Design

      cbrasco@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6730
      VA 228

    • Assistant Professor of Animation and Illustration

      jkarg1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 230

    • Assistant Professor of Animation and Illustration

      cmalon19@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 231

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Sequential Art

      jsanti22@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 209

    • Assistant Director of the School of Art and Design and Associate Professor of Graphic Design

      cbrasco@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6730
      VA 228

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Animation and Illustration

      jbrigma1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art

      ebuchen@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Sequential Art

      pflemin8@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Assistant Professor of Animation and Illustration

      cmalon19@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 231

    • Limited Term Assistant Professor of Sequential Art

      smishra2@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Sequential Art

      jsanti22@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 209

    • Director of the School of Art and Design and Professor of Art

      gsipp@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 205

    • Assistant Professor of Animation and Illustration

      schamb37@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Assistant Professor of Animation and Illustration

      jkarg1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 230

    • Assistant Professor of Digital Media

      jking272@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 223A

    • Assistant Professor of Animation and Illustration

      cmalon19@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 231

    • Assistant Professor of Animation and Illustration

      porland1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art

      bsingl19@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Associate Professor of Art History

      jsteph55@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-5241
      VA 101B

    • Lecturer of Sculpture

      pburch1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-5175
      VA 223B

    • Professor of Art Education

      rgarner@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 229

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art Education

      jgoss36@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Professor of Art Education

      dgregory@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 226

    • Assistant Director of the School of Art and Design and Associate Professor of Graphic Design

      cbrasco@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6730
      VA 228

    • Assistant Professor of Animation and Illustration

      schamb37@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Assistant Professor of Digital Media

      jking272@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 223A

    • Assistant Professor of Animation and Illustration

      cmalon19@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 231

    • Associate Professor of Art History

      pkierna1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Associate Professor of Art History

      dmcclin1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 236

    • Associate Professor of Art History

      jsteph55@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-5241
      VA 101B

    • Director of Curatorial Affairs and Associate Professor of Art

      cthom488@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6193
      ZM G07

    • Part-Time Assistant Professor of Art History

      lwingfi1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

    • Museum Preparator

      vcheath1@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-3783
      ZM G07

    • Museum Services Coordinator

      eknight8@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-4911
      ZM G07

    • Manager, Museum Operations

      rparke58@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-7828
      ZM G07

    • Education and Outreach Coordinator

      ethom142@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6767
      ZM G07

    • Director of Curatorial Affairs and Associate Professor of Art

      cthom488@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6193
      ZM G07

    • Event Coordinator

      jdziejow@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6867
      CP 115

    • Office Manager

      jgerdis@kennesaw.edu
      (470) 578-6139
      VA 202

Building and Studio Hours for Visual Arts and Chastain Pointe

  • Monday through Thursday (Both Locations) 7:50 AM to 10:30 PM
  • Friday (Both Locations) 7:50 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturday (Chastain Pointe) 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday (Visual Arts) 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday (Both Locations) 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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VA224 Design Studio & Coordinator

Chris Dziejowski (VA223B)
Studio Coordinator/Technician and Facilities Operations
Monday - Friday | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 470-578-6867

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