Phone:
(810) 762-3146
Email:
dbaird@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Darryl Baird

Professor of Art

Education: MFA in Photography, University of North Texas, BFA Broadcast-Film Communication, Southern Methodist University

Areas of Expertise
Photography and History of Photography

Baird worked for twenty years as a commercial architectural, advertising, and editorial photographer in Dallas, Texas. He studied in two graduate programs, first in a doctoral program in Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas-Dallas, and later earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photography at the University of North Texas. Darryl founded the graphic design and photography program at UM-Flint. He formerly served as chair of the Communication and Visual Arts department. Baird works across a wide spectrum of techniques and media, from large format cameras using vintage 19th century optics and antiquarian processes, to high-definition digital video output. His work is included in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Art, Museum of Fine Art in Houston Texas, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

To learn more about Prof. Baird view his CV here or his professional website here.

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
dubrovic@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Alla Dubrovich

Instructor

Education: MFA, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia; Graphic Design Associates Degree, Mott Community College

Areas of Expertise 
Drawing, Illustration, Painting

Alla Dubrovich has taught at UM-Flint since 2008. She formerly taught basic and advanced illustration courses at C.S.Mott Community College. Ms. Dubrovich also teaches various drawing and painting courses, such as Figure Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Pastel Painting, Drawing for Beginners, Plain Air Drawing and Painting, at Flint Institute of Arts. In 1990 she graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical University (Moscow, Russia) with Master’s of Arts Degree in Fine Arts.

Professional website: alladubrovich.com

Phone:
(810) 762-0733
Email:
gaydos@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Benjamin Gaydos

Assistant Professor of Design

Education: MFA in VIsual Communication/Design, Virginia Commonwealth University

Area of Expertise
Design Studio

Benjamin Gaydos is a Detroit-based designer, filmmaker, artist and educator. He has conducted research in design and anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University. His experiments in design, sound, film and video have been exhibited internationally. Ben has presented his work at Rhode Island School of Design, Case Western, and MIT’s Media Lab, among other institutions. He is co-founder and principle of goodgood, an interdisciplinary design firm with offices in Detroit and Boston, a producer and designer for Sensate Journal at Harvard University, and co-founder and programmer at Mothlight Microcinema in Detroit.

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
gralewsk@umflint.edu
Art & Art History

Tim Gralewski, MFA

LEO Lecturer I

Education: MFA, Eastern Michigan University; BFA Eastern Michigan University

I started my career as a graphic designer and worked many years in commercial art in advertising and publishing. I received a Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Printmaking from Eastern Michigan University and also earned a BFA at Eastern Michigan University. I teach design at the University of Michigan in Flint and illustration & printmaking at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan. I have works in the permanent collections of Alma College, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, Kellogg Community College and 6 large scale pieces in Michigan State University's Collection. My primary medium is screen printing. I enjoy the bold colors and o set look that I am able to achieve which draws me to the screen-printing process. I design most of my work on the computer and hand print it myself using the screen and squeegee. Screen printing allows me to make smaller more intimate work and also large scale public art.

Website: www.timgralewski.com 

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
gerhess@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Gerry Hess, Ph.D

LEO Lecturer I

Education: PhD in Art History, Pennsylvania State University; MA in Art History, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Hess specializes in ancient art history. His research interests include the ancient Near East, Egypt, and Greece. His primary area of interest is in Roman imperial art of the first and second centuries. 

Dr. Hess has taught courses in art appreciation, ancient through medieval art, Renaissance through modern art, Renaissance art, Asian art, ancient Near Eastern art, Egyptian art, Roman art, and Greek art. Dr. Hess has published his research and has presented papers at professional conferences in the United States and abroad. He has also been a long time member of an archaeological project in Egypt.

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
linjohdr@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Linda Johnson, Ph.D.

Lecturer I

Education: Ph.D., American Studies, Michigan State University

Areas of Expertise:
Art, Art History, Western Art History with a focus on the interdisciplinary fields of Religion and Material Culture

Dr. Johnson has taught courses in Art Appreciation, Ancient through Medieval Art, Renaissance through Modern Art, American Art, Science and Art, and Museum Studies. She was a curatorial fellow at Historic Deerfield Inc., received a Museum Studies Certificate from Michigan State University, and worked as an Exhibition Coordinator at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Dr. Johnson was recently appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics (Oxford, England) as the representative in the field of art history. She collaborates with a global community of scholars in innovative colloquia, symposia, and peer-reviewed publications and editorial opportunities contributing to the field of animal studies in visual culture.

Her book project, titled, Art and Animal Ethics in the Early Modern Period (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2018) examines the visual arts as it relates to science, religion, animals, and the environmental humanities in western art history.

Highlights of recent publications include “A Premillennial Portrait During the Revocation of the Massachusetts Charter” in American Literature and the New American Puritan Studies (Cambridge University Press 2017), and “Joseph Wright of Derby: Animal Experimentation in Eighteenth Century Art” (University of Illinois Press, 2016). 

Phone:
(810) 766-6680
Email:
sarlipp@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Sarah Lippert, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Art History

Education: PhD., Art History, Pennsylvania State University

Areas of Expertise
Art, Art History, Renaissance to Modern Art with a Focus on French and British

Dr. Lippert has been the recipient of a Samuel H. Kress Travel Fellowship in the History of Art, as well as a fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Highlights of recent publications include the article 'Salomé to Medusa by Way of Narcissus,' in the art-history journal Artibus et Historiae, while 'Jean-Léon Gérôme and Polychrome Sculpture' appeared in the inter-disciplinary journal Dix-Neuf in 2014.

To learn more about Dr. Lippert view her professional website here.

Phone:
(810) 766-6812
Email:
jlorch@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Janet Lorch

Lecturer IV

Education: MFA Graphic Design, Michigan State University, BFA Studio Art, University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise
Graphic Design and Book Arts

Emphasis Area
Graphic Design and Visual Communication

To learn more about Janet Lorch view her CV here or view her professional website here.

Phone:
(810) 766-6875
Email:
satch@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Michael Sevick

Associate Professor of Art

Education: MFA, University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise
Painting and Drawing

Emphasis Area
Figurative Painting, and Landscape

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
hosteven@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Holly Stevens

Lecturer II

Education: M.A. Art History, Northern Illinois University; MLIS/Archiving, Wayne State University

Areas of Expertise: 

Art history with an emphasis on Greece through the Early Renaissance. A particular interest in women in the Middle Ages.  Courses taught: Art Appreciation; Art History I and II; Greek and Roman Art; Medieval Art; Renaissance Art; Baroque and Rococo Art; Women in Art; introductory humanities and welding courses.
 

Phone:
(810) 762-3032
Email:
cvelliky@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Cristen Velliky

Associate Professor of Art

Education: MFA, Cranbrook Art Academy; BFA with Honors, College for Creative Studies; BA, University of Michigan, Double Major in Philosophy and English

To learn more about Cristen Velliky view her personal statement here or her professional website here.

Phone:
(810) 237-6655
Email:
chuckw@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Charles Wagonlander

Lecturer IV of Art Education

Education: Education Specialist Degree, Oakland University, School of Administration and Educational Leadership

Area of Expertise
Art Education

To learn more about Prof. Wagonlander view his CV here.

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
cwaters@umflint.edu
Art & Art History

Christine Waters

Professor of Art

Areas of Expertise: Painting and Drawing

Emphasis Area: Representational Oil Painting and Watercolor

Professor Waters received her Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973, 1975 and 1977, respectively.

Professor Waters joined UM-Flint in January, 1987 and was the founding professor of our current Art Program, which has become the Department of Art and Art History. She served several years as program Director and then Chair (a number of times) while art was part of the Department of Communication and Visual Arts and the Music/Art Department. She has also been in a number of administrative positions including Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Service and leadership are indicative characteristics that first come to mind when describing Professor Waters.  Her work as a painter reflects her commitment of the City of Flint and the University’s role in its revitalization, as evidenced by her series of paintings of Flint as viewed from the eleventh floor of the Northbank Center.  An ardent proponent of undergraduate education, student development and support, Professor Waters is dedicated to the development of support activities to enhance student achievement and success.

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
dbyoung@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Donal Young

Instructor of Video and Audio Production

Education: MALS in Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University; BA in Mass Media Communication, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Don brings twenty years of video production experience to our program.  He freelanced in the metro-Detroit area for many years, working on Industrial/Corporate videos before taking the position of Producer/Videographer with Flint’s WFUM - Michigan Television in 2007. In his brief time with Michigan Television, Don was part of numerous EMMY Award winning productions and his work was nominated for three awards. In 2009, Don received an EMMY for Writer-Producer for the Michigan Minutes Series for the station. In addition to teaching, Don is the principle of Focus Production, based in Highland, MI.

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
rzeiss@umflint.edu
Department of Art & Art History

Rebecca Zeiss

Lecturer III

Education: MFA in Photography , Central Michigan University; BFA in Painting, University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise
Photography, Printmaking and Painting

Zeiss studied painting and drawing originally at the University of Michigan's School of Art where she had the opportunity to study photography under Phil Davis and shifted the focus of her work. At Central Michigan University she continued to research photography as a tactile form incorporating alternative processes with painting and printmaking into the work and exploring the surfaces created by the mixing of the media. Her work is included in the collections of Midland Center for the Arts and Northwood University, Midland, Michigan, Saginaw Vally University, Saginaw,Michigan, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Alma College, Alma, Michigan, and Lane Community College, Eugene,Oregon.

To learn more about Rebecca Zeiss view her CV here or her professional website here.