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.

William Carpenter; MFA Assoc Prof; Art will.carpenter@indwes.edu Department - Art Division - Art

Biography

Will Carpenter is a passionate painter and educator. He came to IWU from Miami, Florida, where he earned his M.F.A., studied painting under Walter Darby Bannard, and worked for glass artist Bill Carlson. Carpenter has painted in South America and met his wife on his first trip to Ecuador.

Educational Background:

  • B.A., 2002, Wheaton College
  • M.F.A., 2006, University of Miami

Interests

Will Carpenter displays his paintings in various venues both locally and nationally. He has judged art shows, won prizes for his paintings, and had his work published. The theme of many of his paintings and drawings centers around depicting suburban landscapes so that they subtly reveal the presence of God.