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Art Faculty

The faculty artists of Elmhurst College are highly qualified educators who are active as professional artists. Because they are working artists themselves, they understand the joys, and also the frustrations, inherent in making art. They will help you reach your goals by creating a supportive atmosphere where you can explore and take creative risks.

Want to know more? See our faculty profiles, below. Or, contact a professor directly.

Full-Time Faculty
Mary Lou Stewart

Dustan Creech

Lynn Hill

Brad Kisner
Richard Paulsen

Adjunct Faculty
Maurene Cooper
Phyllis Kozlowski, art history
John Nester, ceramics
Curtis Readel
Ann Rintz, drawing
Suellen Rocca, painting, drawing, design studio
John Pitman Weber, professor emeritus

Mary Lou Stewart
Department Chair

Professor & Director of Art Education

Mary Lou Stewart has been a practicing artist and teacher for more than 20 years. Her paintings and drawings have been shown in over 90 juried art shows. She has been represented by galleries throughout the nation, and numerous private collectors and museums have purchased her work.

Dustan Creech
Assistant Professor
Dustan Creech oversees the sculpture and printmaking concentration of the art major. He has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He has received numerous awards and art grants.

Lynn Hill

Lynn Hill oversees the digital imaging concentration of the art major. Her digital imaging and collage is shown in many conventional and online galleries.

Brad Kisner
Visiting Assistant Professor
Brad Kisner is a graphic designer/art director with more than 20 years of experience who brings his branding passion and expertise to the classroom. His design work has been seen in both national retailers and regional theaters. Kisner oversees the College's graphic design concentration.

Richard Paulsen
Associate Professor
Richard Paulsen is a working artist whose art is frequently shown at the N.A.B. Gallery and other shows locally. His work is included in many collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Public Library, and the Illinois Art Council.

Suellen Rocca
Adjunct Faculty, Curator and Director of Exhibitions
Suellen Rocca is a practicing artist whose work is included in major museum collections. She is the curator of the Elmhurst College art collection and director of the Art Exhibition and Visiting Artist Program at Elmhurst College. Rocca teaches painting, drawing and design courses in the College's Department of Art.

John Pitman Weber
Professor Emeritus
John Pitman Weber, co-founder of the Chicago Public Art Group, is one of the nation’s best known public artists. His paintings, murals, concrete relief, mosaic, and carved brick works have appeared internationally, and his published writings are highly respected in the art world.

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