Catharine Whalen, Assistant Professor at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture in New York City
Catharine Whalen teaches courses on twentieth-century American craft, design and material culture, and the history and theory of collecting. In 2007 she participated in the Center for Creativity, Craft and Design's 6th Annual Think Tank. She has a B.S. in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University, a M.A. in Early American Culture from the Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. She has been the recipient of a Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities, a Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship, and multiple McNeil Fellowships for the study of American decorative arts. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Winterthur Portfolio, Studies in the Decorative Arts, Nineteenth Century, and Afterimage. Currently she is completing a book.
Ana Lopez, Assistant Professor, School of Visual Arts, University of North Texas
Ana Lopez, a member of the jewelry/metalsmithing faculty, joined the UNT faculty in Fall 2005. She had previously taught for three years at Adams State College in Colorado. She received her MFA in metals from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1999 and a BFA in Art from Miami University of Ohio in 1996. Along with this academic background, she brought to UNT a years' experience working in the ceramic and glass collection of the Smithsonian Institution and completed a MA in the History of American Decorative Arts offered by the Parsons School of Design/The Smithsonian Associates in January 2007.
Kim Cridler, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Cridler trained as a metalsmith, and creates works that utilize the history, making and meaning of craft and domestic ornamentation. She has a M.F.A. from the State University of New York at New Platz in 1993. She teaches metalsmithing and jewelry arts at all levels.
Lynn Duryea, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Appalachian State University
Currently Assistant Professor of Art at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and part-time resident of Maine, Lynn Duryea was a studio artist working in Deer Isle and Portland for over 20 years before attending graduate school at the University of Florida, earning a Master of Fine Arts in May 2002. Lynn is a Founding Trustee of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and the first visual artist to receive Portland, Maine's YWCA Women of Achievement Award. An Emerging Artist at the 2004 NCECA Conference (National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts), Lynn's work has been widely exhibited and published internationally.
Fred Herbst, Associate Professor of Art, Corning Community College, NY
Fred Herbst is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Corning Community College in Corning, New York. He received a BFA in Art with an emphasis in Sculpture and a minor in Art History from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Fred then attended the University of North Texas and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics in 1998. He joined the faculty at CCC in the fall of 2000 and currently teaches ceramics, ceramic sculpture, and East Asian Art history.