Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University Logo901 East Alosta Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702




Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,224
Graduate Enrollment: 3,960

Azusa Pacific UniversityArt & Design Program
Undergraduates: 70

Students Enrolled: 296
Graduates per Year: 30
Graduate Students Enrolled: 130
Graduate Graduates per Year: 12


National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Full-time Faculty

Bill Catling, MFA, Department Chair
Stephen Childs, MFA
Brent Dickinson, MFA
Angela George, Ph.D.
Nery Lemus, MFA
Lyrica Taylor, Ph.D.
Erin Weaver, M.A.Azusa Pacific University

Associate Professors
Jill Brennan-Lincoln, M.A.
Brent Dickinson, M.F.A.
Angela S. George, Ph.D.
Christoper Keene, M.F.A.
Warren Koch, Ph.D.
Becky Roe, M.F.A.

Part-Time Faculty

Andrew Cole, MFA
Karen Dunaetz, M.A.
Marcus Doyle, M.A.
Kari Dunham, MFA
Amy Fox, MFA
Tonja Graves, MFA
Jeffrey Grubbs, Ph.D.
Nathan Huff, MFA
Sue Lafferty, Ph.D.
Elaine McLemore, Ph.D.
Shelby Moser, Ph.D.
Meredith Munson, Ph.D.
Mark Nelson, MFA
Maryann Rachford, Ed.D.
Carolyn Robertson, MFA
Stephanie Sabo, MFA
Daniel Siedell, Ph.D.
Jamie Sweetman, MFA
Jill Thayer, Ph.D.
Tamara Valdry, MFA
Catherine Wagley, MFA

Degrees Offered

B.A. in Art
B.F.A. in Art
M.A. in Art Education
M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism
M.F.A. in Visual Art


B.A. in Art
B.F.A. in Art


Drawing and Illustration



Art Department Highlights

The mission of the Azusa Pacific University Department of Art is to prepare art students for a lifetime of artistic expression and to cultivate individual creativity through the study of history, technique, presentation, and social engagement, as a reflector of the creative and transformative nature of God.

Faculty believe that art is a socially responsible calling that challenges students to act as transformers in the world. In human history, artists have been the vehicles for spiritual, social, political, and psychological definition and change. Therefore, art is presented as both a professional occupation and an essential part of a liberal arts education.

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