Art and Art History Faculty

Jenny Anger portrait
Associate Professor

Department Chair: Art and Art History

Jenny Anger joined the Department of Art and Art History at Grinnell College in 1997. She has been an associate professor since 2004. She has served... read more

Senior Faculty

Chasson entered Senior Faculty Status in the summer of 2012 after teaching at Grinnell since 1980. His research focusses on the functions of decoration and illustration in medieval Latin... read more

Assistant Professor

Jeremy Chen is an artist and educator with an MFA in Printmaking (Sculpture minor) from The University of Iowa (2006), Center for the Book Arts Certificate (2006) and a BA in Art including K-12... read more

Associate Professor

Andrew Kaufman received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002 from the University of South Florida in a studio art program that emphasized the coupling of concept and form. Kaufman considers... read more

Associate Professor

Matthew Kluber teaches print media, digital media, drawing and hybrid media.

Kluber holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa and a bachelor of fine arts degree from... read more

Assistant Professor

Marika T. Knowles studies French art of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.  She is particularly interested in the way that motifs travel between a variety of media, from Salon... read more

J. Vanessa Lyon
Assistant Professor

Vanessa Lyon teaches early modern art with an emphasis on gender, historiography, and cross-cultural relationships in Spanish, Flemish, and British visual representation (circa 1400-1700). Her... read more

Associate Professor

Lee Emma Running received her MFA from the University of Iowa in 2005 and joined the faculty of Grinnell College in the same year. She teaches Sculpture and Drawing, and has a specialization in... read more

Jill Schrift

Jill Davis Schrift has been a lecturer in art at Grinnell College since 1988. During this time, she has taught courses in design, drawing, and all levels of ceramics.

Most recently, Schrift... read more

Senior Faculty

Susan Strauber is professor of art history with senior faculty status. For much of her career, her scholarship was concerned with the historical and critical examination of the paintings of Eugè... read more

Professor, Emeritus

Merle Zirkle taught at Grinnell College for thirty two years, retiring from teaching in the spring of 2000 after having been a full professor of art since 1989. At the present she has Senior... read more