Jennifer Schlueter

Dean of Graduate Studies
Master of Fine Arts

Design Studios on Broad Room 218
United States

As Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Schlueter is responsible for leading the development and maintenance of graduate degree programs, as well as lifelong learning programs for youth, adult enrichment, and professional development. In this work, she emphasizes innovative, self-sustaining approaches that embrace industry expertise, eschew strict adherence to traditional curricular models, and lower barriers to access. She also helms CCAD's Visiting Artist & Scholar series and supervises the Beeler Gallery. 

A seasoned and lauded teacher, Dr. Schlueter’s creative background is in theatre-making. Her works have been produced at venues like Little Theatre (Seattle), Cleveland Public Theatre, Available Light (Columbus), American Theater Company (Chicago), Kranzberg Center (St. Louis), Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Museum of Art, Grandstreet Theatre (Helena), Off Broadway at 59E59 (New York), Tristan Bates (London), and on BBC Radio 4. For her, the skills that she honed as a performance maker—in collaboration and storytelling, for example, as well as a commitment to wonder, delight, and joy—ground her approach as an academic leader. She was named an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award winner in 2019, and currrently serves on the Learn committee for the Columbus Fashion Alliance. For more information, including her published scholarship and teaching awards, visit

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