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Programs of Study

Emeritus Faculty Biographies

Margaret Armbrust, Professor Emeritus, Liberal Arts, taught art history. She has exhibited artwork at the Cincinnati Art Directors’ Club, the Columbus Communications Society, and the Ohio Expositions Commission. She has published articles in Art Bulletin, les Cahiers Naturalistes, Ceramics Monthly, Ohioana Quarterly, and numerous art catalogues. BS, University of Cincinnati; MA and PhD, Ohio State University.

Richard Aschenbrand, Dean Emeritus, Visual Communications, taught advanced typography and type design, portfolio, advertising design, and special project-based integrated design experiences. He is a freelance graphic and package designer and often serves as a juror/director at arts festivals and exhibitions. BFA and MS, Pratt Institute.

Curtis Benzle, Professor Emeritus, Fine Arts, taught ceramics. His porcelain vessels and sculptures have been shown nationally and internationally since the early 1970s. He is represented in dozens of museum, corporate, and private collections worldwide, including the Smithsonian National Collection of American Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Museo Internazionale Delle Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy. Online: http://www.benzleporcelain.com/index.asp.

George Felton, Professor Emeritus, CORE Liberal Arts English & Philosophy, taught writing and copywriting. He is the author of the textbook Advertising: Concept and Copy (Prentice Hall). His essays have appeared in the New York Times, Advertising Age, Newsweek, and the Wall Street Journal, and his copywriting has been selected for Communication Arts, HOW, and Print magazines. BA, DePauw University; MA, Ohio State University.

Carl Garant, Dean Emeritus of Industrial and Interior Design, taught design studios and special topics. He writes and lectures about design and is author of The Tao of Design, The Tao of the Circles, and The Designer’s Book of Change. BFA, MFA, University of Illinois.

Dennison W. Griffith, the third president of Columbus College of Art & Design, served from 1998 to 2014. During his presidency he oversaw the doubling of the size of the campus and the installation of the college’s iconic one-story-high ART sculpture, as well as growth in CCAD’s academic, community outreach, and exhibitions programs. His work as an artist has been included in more than 90 group and solo exhibitions domestically and abroad. BFA, Ohio Wesleyan University; MFA, Ohio State University.

Mark Hazlerig, Professor Emeritus, Illustration, taught 3D illustration, history of American illustration, and package design. His freelance clients include the Patton Museum, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Retardation, the U.S. Department of Defense, General Electric, Sears, and Wendy’s International. BFA, CCAD.

Charles Herndon, Professor Emeritus, Fine Arts, taught sculpture. His sculptures, paintings, and photography have been exhibited in galleries from Washington D.C. to Hawaii and are part of numerous museum, corporate, and private collections. Online: www.charlesherndon.com.

Bill Hunt, Professor Emeritus, Fine Arts, taught ceramics. His studio work has been represented in numerous national and international exhibitions and collections. He has been written about in publications including American Craft and Craft International (New York), Ceramic Review (London), Keramik Magazin (Berlin), La Ceramique Moderne (Paris), and Ceramica (Madrid). He also has extensive experience as a curator, editor, and writer. BA, College of Wooster; MFA, Ohio State University. Online: http://www.billandlizhunt.com/.

Gregg Kumlien, Professor Emeritus, CORE Studio, taught drawing. Kumlien’s work revolves around political and psychological content that combines realism with various forms of mixed media. His work has been exhibited in many solo and group shows throughout the United States and China. BS in drawing and painting, University of Wisconsin, 1971; MA in drawing and painting, University of Madison, 1973; MFA in drawing and painting, University of Wisconsin, 1985. Online: http://ccad.digication.com/gregg_kumlien.

Edward Lathy, Dean Emeritus, Liberal Arts, taught courses in metaphor and the arts, criticism of literature and art, and writing. He has presented papers regionally and nationally on Sherwood Anderson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, symbolism and post-modern criticism. He is also a jazz drummer. BS, St. Louis University; MA, Washington University; Ph.D., Ohio State University..

Char Norman, Dean Emeritus, is an accomplished fiber artist specializing in papermaking and fiber sculpture. She has developed and conducted workshops for art educators and children and worked as a consultant to schools and community arts organizations. She has lectured about and exhibited her artwork extensively both nationally and internationally. BA, Scripps College; MFA, Claremont Graduate University.

Peter Rasmussen, Professor Emeritus, Fine Arts, taught sculpture. He has exhibited his work in group shows and juried exhibitions. It is included in a number of public and private collections, including the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, Bank One, and the Builders’ Exchange. He is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council grant. BS, U.S. Air Force Academy; BFA, CCAD; MFA, Carnegie Mellon University.

Bruce Robinson, Professor, Fine Arts, taught figure drawing and painting. His work has appeared in numerous regional and national juried shows. He exhibited in Dresden, Germany, in the 1997 exhibition celebrating the fifth anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Columbus and Dresden. BFA, Kansas City Art Institute; MFA, Indiana University.

Lowell Tolstedt, Dean Emeritus, Fine Arts, taught drawing and painting. He has had many solo exhibitions and has participated in two-artist and group exhibitions nationally. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council.