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Programs of Study

Faculty Biographies (V–Z)

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Ernest Viveiros
, professor, CORE Studio; teaches painting, color theory, and portrait, model, and landscape painting. Teaching at CCAD since 1986, Viveiros has exhibited at solo shows in Chicago and New York City and in numerous galleries, including the Butler Institute of American Art. He is represented by Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts in Binghamton, N.Y. Viveiros has received awards from the Ohio Arts Council and recently started a business selling prints of his paintings. BFA in painting and drawing, University of Massachusetts, 1974; MFA in painting and drawing, Southern Illinois University, 1986. Website: www.erniesgallery.com.

James Weigle
James H. Weigle
, professor, Fine Arts; teaches lithography, relief, and advanced printmaking. With CCAD since 1983, the Cape Cod environment is central to much of Weigle’s work, including plein-air landscapes painted from a Beach Point studio in Provincetown, MA. A Tamarind Institute certified professional printer, Weigle has printed for New York artists at SOLO Impression, Atelier Ettinger, and Tamarind. He has exhibited internationally and completed a residency in 2007 at the Xi’an (China) Academy of Fine Arts. He has juried the Columbus Arts Festival, Dublin Arts & Music Festival and for the Chillicothe Art League and has served as an art coordinator for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BFA in painting and printmaking, Carnegie Mellon University, 1980; MFA in printmaking, Pennsylvania State University, 1982. Online: https://ccad.digication.com/james_h_weigle_art/bio_james_h_weigle//

Randall Whitted, adjunct, Advertising and Graphic Design; teaches copywriting. Randall is a successful advertising and marketing copywriter with experience writing award-winning radio, television, print and broadcast advertising for advertising agencies of all sizes. He has also worked client-side as a creative copywriter for several years. He currently serves his own clients and collaborates with agencies in the Columbus area. BS in geography, California State University, 1995. Online: www.randallwhitted.com.

Thomas E. Williamson, assistant professor, Industrial Design; teaches junior and senior studio, manufacturing assembly technology, and professional practice. Williamson has professional experience in manufacturing, retail, business management, and industrial psychology—as well as product design and human factors research. BA in history, George Washington University, 1967; MBA in international and organizational development, George Washington University, 1972; BS in industrial design, University of Cincinnati, 1982.

Carrie Ann Willis
Carrie Ann Wills
, adjunct instructor, Liberal Arts; teaches art, design, and culture. Wills has taught art history for eight years. Her primary area of interest and research is 19th century painting of the Napoleonic Empire. In addition to teaching at CCAD, Wills is an adjunct faculty member at DeVry University and formerly a part-time faculty member at University of Phoenix’s Cincinnati campus. She has completed coursework for a doctoral degree in art history from Ohio State University. BA in art history, Ohio State University, 2004; MA in art history, Ohio State University, 2006.

Carmen Winant
, assistant professor, CORE Liberal Arts; teaches critical theory, contemporary art history, and graduate seminar. An artist and writer, Winant is a dean at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, an editor at The Highlights and WAX, and a regular contributor to Artforum, Frieze, The Believer, and Aperture. She is currently working on a book investigating ideas of practice, as well as developing a literary magazine with the artist Matthew Brannon. BA in fine art and museum studies, University of California Los Angeles, 2006; MFA in fine art and MA in visual and critical studies, 2011, California College of the Arts. Online: www.carmenwinant.com.

Melissa Vogley Woods, adjunct professor, Fine Arts; teaches junior seminar and sculpture. Woods works with Rooms to Let, a workshop and exhibitions venue. BFA in painting, Kansas City Art Institute, 1991; MFA in printmaking, Ohio State University, 2011. Online: melissavogleywoods.com.

Christopher Yates
Christopher A. Yates
, associate professor and director, CORE Studio; teaches design projects and strategies and contemporary practice. An Ohio native, Yates’ artwork investigates ideas of chance, fate, and cyclical time. An independent art critic, he contributes reviews to regional publications and is a regular contributor to The Columbus Dispatch. In 2008, he received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in Art Criticism, and he exhibits his mixed-media constructions throughout Ohio. He is a member of the College Art Association. BFA in fine arts, CCAD, 1987; MFA in studio arts, State University of New York, 1992; MLS in archives, rare books, and art librarianship, Kent State University, 1998. Online: www.columbusarts.com/artists/609-christopher-a-yates and www.ccad.digication.com/yates/.

John Youger, adjunct professor, Industrial Design; teaches design methodologies. Youger is a director level strategist with experience in creating award-winning product, interactive, and retail experiences for Fortune 500 companies. He has strong skill sets and experience in translating the voice of customer insights and market trends into strategic recommendations for client projects. He has an aptitude in mentoring individuals and teams to grow, explore to create innovative solutions. BS in industrial design, Ohio State University, 1997.

Rebecca Zomchek
Rebecca Zomchek
, assistant professor, Illustration; teaches introduction to illustration, digital design methods, illustration senior practice portfolio, and illustrative lettering. Zomchek has worked as a freelance illustrator, game designer, and has recently finished her second children’s book with Scholastics Inc. BFA in illustration, Syracuse University, 2008; MFA in illustration, School of Visual Arts, 2012. Online: www.rzillustration.com.

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