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Joyce Kessler

Joyce Kessler

Title Associate Professor of Literature
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7371

Courses  Hybrid Writing | Woman's Words | Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research and Intellectual Traditions | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms | Writing for the Art + Design Career | Writing for the Sciences

Degree PhD, American Literature from Case Western Reserve University; MA, Cleveland State University; BA, English Literature from Cleveland State University

Dr. Joyce Kessler is Associate Professor of Literature at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She earned her Ph.D. in American Literature from Case Western Reserve University.

She is the current Chair of Liberal Arts and served as Interim Dean of Faculty from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Kessler teaches courses in women's literature, comparative literature, narrative studies, literature and social history, basic composition, hybrid writing, and advanced expository writing. She has written on the topics of women's studies and stylistics, but her scholarship is focused primarily on the fiction of Willa Cather.

Indra Lacis

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Art & Design History III: 1945-Present | Role of the Artist as Producer

Erica Levin

Erica Levin

Title Assistant Professor, Film and Art History
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7301

Courses  Art & Design History II: 18th Century-1945 | Art & Design History III: 1945-Present

Degree PhD, Film and Media Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Erica Levin's research focuses on vital points of intersection between avant-garde cinema and post-war art, performance, and visual culture – particularly where questions of social engagement come to the fore. She has taught courses in The History of Art and Design, World Cinemas, Cinematic Time, and will offer a course on "Social Cinemas" in the fall. She is in the process of writing a book, tentatively titled, Toward a Social Cinema, which examines the social dimensions of cinematic practice from the historical avant-garde to more recent artists’ cinema and experimental film.

Diane Lichtenstein

Diane Lichtenstein

Title Professor
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7362

Courses  Anthropology | Human Antiquity

Degree PhD, University of Wisconsin; MA, University of Wisconsin; BA, Anthropology with a minor in African Studies and French from Indiana University

Diane Lichtenstein MA and PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, is a professor in the Liberal Arts Department of the Cleveland Institute of Art. She teaches cultural anthropology and other area studies courses, including traditional art of non-western cultures. She has conducted anthropological and archaeological fieldwork in east Africa, Pakistan, Egypt and India. She maintains a long-term research interest in South Asian prehistory and has co-authored several articles focusing on archaeological details of the Indus Valley (Harappan) civilization. She has taken CIA students to India on five archaeological fieldtrips for excavations at a prehistoric site in South India.

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Nancy McEntee

Title Professor/Chair of Photography + Video
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  BFA Research + Preparation | BFA Thesis + Exhibition | History of Photography Survey | Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Darkroom Photography | Photo: BFA Portfolio + Exhibition | Photo: BFA Thesis + Research | Publication Photography | The Contemporary Portrait | The Fine Art of Silver Print

Degree MFA Photography, Bard College; BFA Photography, Cleveland Institute of Art

Nancy McEntee is a Professor of Photography and Chair of the Photography + Video department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from The Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Nancy is a recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. She was awarded a residency at The Burren College of Art in Co. Clare, Ireland for summer 2010. She has also received a Virginia Center For the Creative Arts Fellowship Residency and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. Her photographs are exhibited nationally and can be found in many public and private collections.

Olatubosun Ogunsanwo

Olatubosun Ogunsanwo

Title Professor of Comparative Literature
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7361

Courses  Autobiographical Narrative in African Literature | Culture/Conflict/Syncretism in African + African-American Literature | Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research and Intellectual Traditions | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms

Degree PhD, The Indirect Narrative Method in the Last Six Novels of Geroge Mereditn, 1828-1909, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; BA, English from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

The University of Lagos, Nigeria, 1974 - 1990, Senior Lecturer

The Ohio State University, College of Humanities, Jan 1991 - June 1995, Visiting Scholar

Olatubosun's research interests lie in literature in English, particularly comparative studies in African, English, American and African-American literatures within the contexts of theories of fiction and literary discourse. His work is widely published and can be found in English Studies in Africa, NEOHELICON and Proceedings.

Angela Otstot

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Screenwriting

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