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Art & Design Professors Since 1878

North-Western Ohio Normal School, Department of Fine Art

1878–1879
Mrs. Mary M. Lehmann, painting
F.C. Fryett, drawing

1880–1881
William A. Smith, surveying and engineering, drawing, architecture and painting

1881–1885
Gertrude Fryett, painting and drawing
 

Ohio Normal University, Department of Fine Art

1885–1886
B.F. Hall, painting and drawing

1886–1887
Albert Rogall, painting and drawing

1887–1889
Albert Rogall, painting, drawing and architecture

1889–1901
Albert Rogall, painting

1901–1902
Hiram P. Whinnery, drawing and painting

1902–1904
Hiram P. Whinnery, sketching and drawing
 

Ohio Northern University, College of Fine Arts

1904–1905
Hiram P. Whinnery, Dean, College of Fine Arts

1905–1910
Ms. Lucinda Denny, Dean, drawing and painting
 

School of Fine Arts

1907–1910
Lucinda Denny, Dean, drawing and painting

1910–1913
Ms. Mary Helen Ley, Dean, drawing, painting, etc.

1913–1915
S. Rae Berlet, Dean, drawing, painting, etc.

1915–1913
Mary Helen Ley, Dean, drawing, painting, etc.

1913–1914
S. Rae Berlet, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, painting and drawing

1915–1919
Mary Helen Ley, Dean, painting and drawing

1919
The School of Fine Arts: “Suspended for the present,” along with other academic units including the college of agriculture.

1921–22
Clarence M. Carhart, assistant in drawing

1923
Leah Mildred Brown, director of the School of Fine Arts
Weston Hast Thobabenm, assistant in drawing

1924–1925
Leah Mildred Brown, director of the School of Fine Arts

1925–1926
Leah Mildred Brown, director of the School of Fine Arts
John Hickman, assistant in drawing

1926–1929
Alice Ensign Webb, director of School of Fine Arts, instructor of fine arts
Theodore Spoeri, assistant in drawing
 

Department of Art

1929
Alice Ensign Webb, Instructor in Fine Arts
James W. Allcroft, B.S. in Ed. (ONU), Instructor in Drawing

1930
Alice Ensign Webb, Professor of Fine Arts
James W. Allcroft, B.S. in Ed. (ONU), Instructor in Drawing
Alma Stambaugh, Instructor in Fine Arts

1931–1948
Department suspended along with many other programs; courses merged with other departments.

1949–1951
Hazel M. Younkman, B.S. of Ed. (ONU): M.A. (OSU), Instructor in Public School Art

1952–1958
Hazel M. Younkman, Chairman of Art Department, Assistant Professor

1959
Hazel M. Younkman, Chairman, Assistant Professor
Bucker-Colonna, Assistant Professor

1960
Assistant Professor John H. West, Chairman
Mr. Bertram C.Fink

1961
John H. West, Chairman, Assistant Professor
Bertram C. Fink, Instructor of Art
Flora C. Speianu, Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Art

1962
John H. West, Chairman, Assistant Professor
Bertram C. Fink, Instructor of Art

1963-1964
John H. West, Chairman, Assistant Professor
William Joseph Lee, Assistant Professor
Willie Longshore, Part-time Instructor in Art

1964-1965
John H. West, Chairman, Assistant Professor
Bruce A. Grimes, Instructor in Art

1965-1967
John H. West, Chairman, Assistant Professor
Bruce A. Grimes, Assistant Professor
Richard C. Mitchell, Instructor in Art

1967-1968
John H. West, Chairman, Associate Professor
Thomas Gordon, Assistant Professor
Bruce Grimes, Assistant Professor

1968-1969
John H. West, Chairman, Associate Professor
James DeVore, Assistant Professor
Thomas Gordon, Assistant Professor
Bruce Grimes, Assistant Professor

1969-1970
Bruce Grimes, Chairman, Associate Professor
James DeVore, Assistant Professor
Thomas Gordon, Associate Professor
John H. West, Associate Professor

1970-1971
Bruce Grimes, Chairman, Associate Professor
James DeVore, Associate Professor
John H. West, Associate Professor

1971-1973
Thomas Gordon, Chairman, Associate Professor
James DeVore, Associate Professor
John H. West, Associate Professor
Bruce D. Chesser, Instructor in Art

1973-1974
Thomas Gordon, Chairman, Associate Professor
James DeVore, Associate Professor
John H. West, Associate Professor
Bruce D. Chesser, Instructor in Art
Rita M. Strasberger, Instructor in Art

1974-1975
Thomas Gordon, Chairman, Associate Professor
James DeVore, Associate Professor
John H. West, Associate Professor
Bruce D. Chesser, Assistant Professor
Rita M. Strasberger, Instructor in Art

1975-1980
Thomas Gordon, Chairman, Associate Professor
James DeVore, Associate Professor
John H. West, Associate Professor
Bruce D. Chesser, Assistant Professor

1980-1981
Thomas Gordon, Chairman, Professor
James DeVore, Professor
John H. West, Professor
Bruce D. Chesser, Associate Professor

1981-1982
Thomas Gordon, Chairman, Professor
James DeVore, Professor
John H. West, Professor
Bruce D. Chesser, Associate Professor
Karen K. Albert, Instructor in Art

1982-1986
James DeVore, Chairman, Professor
Thomas Gordon, Professor
John H. West, Professor
Bruce D. Chesser, Associate Professor

1986-1989
James DeVore, Chairman, Professor
John H. West, Professor
Bruce D. Chesser, Associate Professor
Judith Greavu, Lecturer in Art

1989-1990
Bruce D. Chesser, Chairman, Associate Professor
James DeVore, Professor
John H. West, Professor
Judith Greavu, Lecturer in Art

1991-1995
Bruce D. Chesser, Chairman, Associate Professor
James DeVore, Professor
John H. West, Professor
Judith Greavu, Assistant Professor

1995-1998
Bruce D. Chesser, Chairman, Associate Professor
James DeVore, Professor
John H. West, Professor
Judith Greavu, Associate Professor

1998-1999
Bruce D. Chesser, Chairman, Professor
John H. West, Professor
Judith Greavu, Associate Professor
Melissa Eddings, Instructor in Art
William J. Mancuso, Visiting Artist in Residence

1999-2000
Bruce D. Chesser, Chairman, Professor 
Judith Greavu, Associate Professor
William J. Mancuso, Assistant Professor
Melissa Eddings, Instructor in Art
William B. Rowe, Instructor in Art

2000-2002
Melissa Eddings, Chair, Assistant Professor
Bruce D. Chesser, Professor
Judith Greavu, Associate Professor
William Mancuso, Assistant Professor
William B. Rowe, Instructor in Art

2002-2003
William B. Rowe, Interim Chair, Assistant Professor
Melissa Eddings, Assistant Professor
Judith Greavu, Associate Professor
William Mancuso, Assistant Professor

2003-2004
William B. Rowe, Chair, Assistant Professor
Melissa Eddings, Assistant Professor
Judith Greavu, Associate Professor
William Mancuso, Assistant Professor

2004-2005
William B. Rowe, Chair, Assistant Professor
Judith Greavu, Associate Professor
William Mancuso, Assistant Professor
Herb Rieth, Instructor in Art

2005-2007
William B. Rowe, Chair, Assistant Professor
Melissa Eddings, Assistant Professor
William Mancuso, Assistant Professor
Henry L. Sheets, Instructor in Art

2007-2008
William B. Rowe, Chair, Assistant Professor
Melissa Eddings, Associate Professor
William Mancuso, Assistant Professor
Henry L. Sheets, Instructor in Art
 

Department of Art & Design

2008-2013
William B. Rowe, Chair, Associate Professor
Melissa Eddings, Associate Professor
William Mancuso, Assistant Professor
Henry L. Sheets, Assistant Professor

2013-present
William Mancuso, Chair, Assistant Professor
Melissa Eddings, Associate Professor
William B. Rowe, Associate Professor
Henry L. Sheets, Assistant Professor

Department of Art & Design

Ann Hood

419-772-2160
b-hood@onu.edu
Wilson Art Building
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed