Faculty and Staff

Richard Merritt

Professor of Art

Course Topics: drawing, new media, design

Education: M.F.A. in Drawing New Media, Design, and Computational Aesthetics from the University of Iowa; B.A. from Carleton College

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Aaron Lurth

Assistant Professor of Art

Education: M.F.A., Photography and Graphic Design, University of Iowa; M.A., Photography and Graphic Design, University of Iowa; B.A., Art, Luther College

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Ben Moore

Associate Professor of Art

Course Topics: painting, drawing, printmaking, 3D modeling/animation

Education: M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Iowa; B.A. in Art from Luther College 

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Thomas C. Johnson

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Department Head

Education: Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Minnesota

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Derek Sweet

Professor of Communication Studies

Education: Ph.D., Human Communication Studies, University of Denver

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Andy Hageman

Associate Professor of English

Education: Ph.D., English, University of California, Davis; M.A., English, Western Washington University; B.A., English, St. Olaf College

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Roman Yasinovsky

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Education: D.Sc, Applied Information Technology, Towson University; M.Sc., Computer Control Systems and Technologies, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy; B.Sc., Computer Science, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Paul Mattson

Instructor in Computer Science

Education: M.S., Management of Technology, MIT; M.S., Computer Science, University of Minnesota; B.A., Computer Science and Mathematics, Luther College

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