Associate Professor - Department Chair

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... See this person's full profile

Jenny Anger

Jenny Anger is professor of art history at Grinnell College, where she has taught since earning her Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture at Brown University in 1997. Anger’s... See full profile

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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... See full profile

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... See full profile


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... See full profile

Fredo Rivera
Assistant Professor

Art and architectural historian Fredo Rivera ‘06 is Assistant Professor of Art History at Grinnell College, where he teaches classes on modern and contemporary architecture and urban... See full profile

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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... See full profile

Eiren Shea professor of Art History
Assistant Professor

Eiren Shea is Assistant Professor of Art History at Grinnell College, where she offers classes on arts of pre-modern Asia. She completed her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and... See full profile

Laura Sivert
Assistant Professor

Laura Sivert teaches modern and contemporary European and American art at Grinnell College. Her dissertation and published research explore the photography of the New Deal’s Tennessee... See full profile

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... See full profile

Director, Faulconer Gallery

Lesley Wright has been director of the Faulconer Gallery since May 1999. She oversees the staff, policies and exhibition schedule for both the Faulconer Gallery and the Print and Drawing... See full profile

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Professor, Emerita

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... See full profile