Faculty

This listing includes the main faculty for the specific courses within the major. This does not necessarily include those who teach general education classes.

Thomas Jones
Thomas Jones
Thomas Jones

Position: Professor

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:
M.F.A., Stephen F. Austin State University
M.A, Stephen F. Austin State University
B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
A.A., Temple College

Thomas Jones has been teaching photography, computer graphics and K-12 art methods since being hired at DSU in 2000. He created the Photography Study Tour course in which students travel throughout the U.K. and Paris, France learning about photography, creating photography portfolios for future employment and experiencing cultural exhibitions. Tom continually researches trends and incorporates them into his courses. He can often be seen with students taking photos at various DSU events encouraging and challenging the students to think beyond classroom assignments.

Alan Montgomery
Alan Montgomery
Alan Montgomery

Position: Professor of Art

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:
M.F.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato
B.F.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato

Joe Ren
Joe Ren
Joe Ren

Position: Assistant Professor of Digital Arts and Design

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:
M.F.A., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Arkansas State University
B.A., Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts

Zhe Ren was born in Tianjin, China. He received his B.F.A degree in Sculpture from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, M.A degree in painting and drawing from Arkansas State University, and M.F.A degree specializing in Digital Media from Southern Illinois University. For the past few years he has exhibited his art work at nationally and internationally in America, Sweden, Finland, South Korea, and China. He is also a co-founder of an art publication Expose Art Magazine. His research and artwork is about investigating the relationship between reality and representation found in the tension between human and nature. 

Joseph Staudenbaur
Joseph Staudenbaur
Joseph Staudenbaur

Position: Associate Professor of Digital Arts and Design

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:
M.F.A., Northern Illinois University
M.A., Minnesota State University
B.A., Minnesota State University