Faculty and Staff

Department Chair

Thomas Clifton, MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design
Department Chair, Professor | Illustration and Drawing
Meet Tom Clifton
tgclifton@ualr.edu | www.tomclifton.com

Faculty

Kevin Cates, MFA, University of Memphis
Professor | Graphic Design | Graphic Design Coordinator
Meet Kevin Cates
klcates@ualr.edu | www.kevincatesdesign.com

Ben Dory, MFA, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Artist-in-Residence | Metals
Meet Ben Dory
bdory@ualr.edu | www.bendory.design

Dusty Higgins, MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design
Assistant Professor | Digital Arts
Meet Dusty Higgins
wdhiggins@ualr.edu | www.dustinhiggins.com

Lynne Larsen, PhD, University of Iowa
Assistant Professor | Art History
Meet Lynne Larsen
lalarsen@ualr.edu
 | Web Profile

Joli Livaudais, MFA, Louisiana Tech University
Associate Professor | Photography | Graduate Coordinator
Meet Joli Livaudais
jklivaudais@ualr.edu | www.joli-livaudais.com

Floyd Martin, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor | Art History
Meet Floyd Martin
fwmartin@ualr.edu | Web Profile

Peter Scheidt, MFA, San Diego State University
Assistant Professor | Furniture/Woodworking | BFA Coordinator
Meet Peter Scheidt
pnscheidt@ualr.edu | www.peterscheidt.com

Ricky Sikes, MFA, Louisiana Tech University
Artist-in-Residence | Painting
Meet Ricky Sikes
rwsikes@ualr.edu | www.rickysikes.com

Michael Warrick, MFA, Southern Illinois University
Professor | Sculpture
Meet Michael Warrick
mrwarrick@ualr.edu | www.michaelwarrick.com

Kensuke Yamada, MFA, University of Montana
Assistant Professor | Ceramics
Meet Kensuke Yamada
kyamada@ualr.edu | www.yamadakensuke.com

Staff

Brad Cushman, MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Gallery Director and Curator
Meet Brad Cushman
becushman@ualr.edu | www.ualr.edu/becushman

Nathan Larson, MA, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Assistant Gallery Curator
Meet Nathan Larson
Meet Nathan Larson | nglarson@ualr.edu

Julia Napolitano, BFA, UA Little Rock
Furniture Technician | Applied Design
Meet Julia Napolitano
jmnapolitano@ualr.edu

Marian Payne, BA, UA Little Rock
Administrative Assistant
mhpayne@ualr.edu

AnDi Tompkins, M.S. Ed, NW Missouri State University
Art Outreach Specialist
Meet AnDi Tompkins
amtompkins@ualr.edu

Part Time Instructors

Robert Bean, BA, UA Little Rock
Drawing
Meet Robert Bean
rpbean@ualr.edu | www.rbfineart.com

Sarah Burns, M.Ed, UA Little Rock
Art Education
sjburns1@ualr.edu

Jeremy Couch, MFA, Laguna College of Art and Design
Painting
jdcouch1@ualr.edu | instagram/jeremyeatsworlds

Jeannie Lee, MFA, UA Little Rock
Art History
jmlee1@ualr.edu

Jana Miller, MA, UA Little Rock
Art History
jepruett@ualr.edu

Melissa Miller, MA, UA Little Rock
Art History
mmmiller2@ualr.edu

Alexander Mirzoyan, MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design
Foundations
amirzoyan@ualr.edu

Rachel Spencer, MFA, Louisiana Tech University
Lecturer
resmith2@ualr.edu

Amber Uptigrove, M.Ed., UA Little Rock
Art Education
Meet Amber Uptigrove
aluptigrove@gmail.com

Roy Wade
Art Education
coachrlwade@yahoo.com

Dylan Yarbrough, MFA, Columbia College-Chicago
Photography
hello@dylanyarbrough.com | www.dylanyarbrough.com