FACULTY

Gifted faculty are a key to any program. The faculty in the Division of Art at IWU are a vibrant and progressive community of professional artists, designers, historians and scholars. Eleven full-time faculty members bring a richness and depth of academic experience to the classroom and reflect the University's continued commitment to the Art program. You will find that these professors are not just "teachers" but are also producing artists with numerous awards and national recognition. More than 80 percent of the faculty have or are completing terminal degrees.

A crucial philosophy of the Art faculty is the importance of relationship-based teaching. The professor/student contact does not end when the class period is over. Mentoring and individual relationships have impacted many of our students' lives throughout their tenure at the University.

Rodney Crossman; MFA Prof. Art | Artist in Residence rod.crossman@indwes.edu Department - Art Division - Art

Biography

Rod Crossman was born in South Dakota, raised in upstate New York and now lives in Indiana. He makes his living creating paintings, as a professor and Artist in Residence at Indiana Wesleyan University. His work has been exhibited worldwide including at the Smithsonian, Chicago Art Institute, Woodson Art Museum, Ward Museum, High Museum and many nationally known galleries.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1976, Indiana Wesleyan University

Interests

  • The blurring of the lines between art and life
  • Art that is ephemeral and without object
  • Artists: David Ireland, Gordon Matta-Clark, Tehching Hsieh, and Chris Burden