Malone University


Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton, Ohio 44709

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Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 1674

Graduate Student Enrollment: 440

Art Dept. Graduates Per Year: 8

Full-Time Faculty
Michael Benson – Chair
Lisa Hertzi – Graphics, 2D / 3D, Drawing, Fibers

Part-Time Faculty 
Marc Biss – Photography
Laura Donnelly – Ceramics
Christine Fowler Shearer – Art History
Sarah Shumaker – Gallery Curator
Michele Waalkes – Senior Exhibits & Exhibits

Degree Offered  
B.A. Art

Art History
Fine Art
Graphic Design and Digital Art


Art History

art-fabric-displayArt Department Highlights
The small class sizes at Malone allow for students to receive individual attention and instruction. The classes are complemented by field trips to museums, artist studios, architectural sites or excursions for drawing and painting. With Malone located a few miles from downtown Canton, a great number of art galleries and museums are close-by. The newly renovated Johnson Center provides spacious state-of-the-art studios for each area of emphasis. The Johnson Center also houses three galleries for exhibiting artwork of visiting artists, students and faculty.


Malone University provides students with an education based on biblical faith in order to develop men and women in intellectual maturity, wisdom, and Christian faith who are committed to serving the church, community, and world.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2012.