VA: Faculty and Staff

  • Angela Buckley is a faculty member at CU Denver and earned a Bachelor in Art from Ohio University in 1996 and a Master of Art in Photography from Arizona State University in 2001. She was granted a... Learn More

  • ​​Brian DeLevie is a digital artist, designer, photographer, and author. His work has been nationally shown at spaces such as SIGGRAPH 2007 Art Gallery, San Diego, CA; The Arts Center, St. Petersb... Learn More
  • Bryan Leister works across a broad range of media reflecting his education in design and his career as an illustrator and artist.

    His work has been commissioned for the covers of many nat... Learn More

  • Born in 1971, Carol Golemboski's early interest in writing as a child lead her to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art, Rhetoric and Communications Studies at the University of Virginia. ... Learn More

  • Dane Webster is an Associate Professor and the new Director of the Digital Animation Center in the Department of Visual Arts at CU-Denver. Before coming to CU-Denver, he was an Associate Professor ... Learn More

  • ​Howard Cook is an Assistant Professor (C/T) and Director for the Digital Animation Center. Trained as a studio artist (printmaking) with terminal degrees in painting and Digital Cinema, Cook is ... Learn More

  • With a passion to change lives through the arts and education, to advance creative expression, and utilize the creative process as a framework for finding innovative solutions to complex problems, ... Learn More

  • Jeffrey Schrader is Associate Professor of Art History, specializing in the Renaissance and Baroque periods and the art of the Spanish-speaking world. He received the B.A. from Stanford Universi... Learn More

  • Lanny Frances DeVuono is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Colorado Denver. She has taught at Eastern Washington University and taught part time at New York Uni... Learn More

  • Michelle Bauer Carpenter is an Assistant Professor of Digital Design in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver. Carpenter has produced, directed and edited award-winning e... Learn More

  • Mary K. Connelly is an Associate Professor and Area Head of Painting/Drawing and Illustration in the Department of Visual Arts at CAM. She received her master of fine arts in painting from India... Learn More

  • Maria Elena Buszek, Ph.D., is a scholar, critic, curator, and Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art. H... Learn More

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    Melissa Furness received an MFA in Painting with honors from the University of Iowa in 2002 with minors in both sculpture and printmaking. Her work has been most inspired by her experiences o... Learn More

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    In my art, I have chosen to create works that infuse the language of the abstract and abstracted to an art-making process that is inherently informed by the nuances of culture and emerges fro... Learn More

  • Rebecca Heavner, MLA, is an illustrator, designer, artist and full-time instructor of illustration at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches courses on Drawing, Digital Media, Spatial... Learn More

  • Born in Galway, Ireland in 1968 Rian Kerrane received her BA in Fine Arts Degree from the University of Ulster at Belfast in 1991. She located to the United States in 1994 and earned her MFA fro... Learn More

  • Steve joined the Digital Animation Center in 2006. He has a Masters Degree in Architecture (M. Arch) from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management (B.S... Learn More

  • Travis Vermilye is a professionally trained Medical Illustrator with years of experience in the field. He has been involved in the creation of anatomical models, illustrations and animations de... Learn More

  • Vivian George is a Senior Instructor at The College of Arts and Media and has been on the faculty at the University of Colorado Denver for over twenty years.

    She received her Bachelor of ... Learn More

  • William "Bill" Adams was born in Walnut Creek, California, in 1964, and grew up in Santa Cruz. He received a BA in Politics from Princeton University and an MA and MFA in Photography from the Unive... Learn More

  • Yang Wang is Assistant Professor of Art History, specializing in modern and contemporary Chinese art. She earned a B.A. in Art History and a B.F.A. in Art from the University of Missouri, and complete... Learn More