Cal State L.A. - Guide to the Experts "Art"


(323) 343-4010

Manuel Aguilar
Assistant Professor, Art; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Colegio de Jalisco; Certificate of Education and B.S., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, ITESO Jesuit University, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Contact: (323) 343-4054
Dr. Aguilar has traveled four continents doing interdisciplinary study of art, history, anthropology and philosophy. He is an expert in the art and culture of Latin America, with specialties in pre-Columbian, Colonial and modern Mexico. At present, he is conducting research in the art and history of pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America. He is also co-directing an interdisciplinary research project about Ulama: The Survival of the Mesoamerican Ball game with James Brady of the Anthropology Department that includes ten students of Cal State L.A.
Fluent in: Spanish.

Luis Bermudez
Assistant Professor of Art; MFA, UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4042
Luis Bermudez's expertise is in ceramic art with a focus on sculpture. With an interest in all disciplines within the visual arts, Bermudez is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts' Visual Artists Fellowship Grant.
Fluent in: Spanish.

Barbara Ann Boyer
Professor of Art; Ph.D., University of Oregon--Eugene
Contact: (323) 343-4024
Barbara Boyer is an expert in the field of art education, specializing in multicultural education and uses of technology to improve visual and aesthetic learning. She has co-authored "Using Interactive Video in Education," and has her research published in numerous scholarly books and journals. In 1991, Boyer was named the Pacific Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association. Boyer has served as the chair of the Art Department and has received the Cal State L.A. Outstanding Professor Award. She was the past president of the U.S. Society of Education in Art (USSEA) and currently has been selected to work on Federal Government Technology and Art Education research projects.

Elizabeth R. Bryant
Professor of Art; M.F.A., University of Florida
Contact: (323) 343-4026
Elizabeth Bryant's expertise is in the areas of photography and installation art. She has held exhibitions of her art works both nationally and internationally. Numerous reviews and interviews have been done on Bryant's creative works.

Jack Butler
Professor of Art; M.F.A., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4051
Jack Butler is an artist whose specialty lies in the area of photographic image making. He is a past recipient of an Individual Artist NEA grant and has had his work exhibited nationally and internationally for the past 25 years.

Mikyung Mika Cho
Professor of Art; M.F.A., Sook Myung Women's University (Korea); M.A., Ed.D., Illinois State University
Contact: (323) 343-4022
Dr. Mika Cho is an art educator, researcher, educational consultant, and visual artist. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Art, and in the K-12 Teaching Credential programs. She also advises and supervises pre- and in-service art teachers and graduate students in Art Education. Her research interests are in art-related and educational issues, such as art and culture, portfolio assessment in teaching and learning, learning style preferences of diverse students, and aesthetics in historical context through publications and extensive conference presentations internationally and nationally. As an artist, she has numerous shows of her studio work (abstract paintings) in various galleries, museums and Web sites.
Fluent in: Korean.

John Funakura
Professor of Art; MFA, Cal State L.A.
Contact: (323) 343-4025
Funakura's field of expertise is in the areas of environmental design. His work is recognized nationally and internationally. He is also known as an architectural illustrator nationwide.
Fluent in: Japanese.

Michael Henderson
Associate Professor of Art; MFA, Otis Art Institute
Contact: (323) 343-4035
Henderson is an expert on image processing, Adobe Photoshop, graphic design, communications design, political graphics, illustration, typography, book design, visual and textual narratives, environmental graphics, design history, painting, watercolor, drawing, and three-dimensional design.

Carol S. Jeffers
Professor of Art; Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park
Contact: (323) 343-4021
Dr. Jeffers' areas of expertise within art education include pre-service teacher education, multicultural art education and curriculum theory. Other specialties include cultural implications for aesthetic response and preference, synaesthesia as a universal human phenomenon and curricular implications, and pedagogy as art form and implications. Jeffers was selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the 1999 Pacific Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award.

Tony Longson
Professor of Art; (M.A. equivalent) Bicentennial Arts Fellow, England
Contact: (323) 343-4034
Professor Longson is one of the major innovators and forces in the field of computer graphics. His work is recognized throughout the world, appearing in the Reading University Collection (England); Gemeente Museum (The Hague, Holland); Congressgebouw (Scheveningen, Holland); Arts Council of Great Britain; WED Enterprises (California); Carl Machover Collection; and various private collections. He is involved In the new Cal State L.A. animation degree program with interests in multimedia production.

Carol Tuntland
Associate Professor of Art; M.A., CSU Long Beach
Contact: (323) 343-4033
Professor Tuntland's field of expertise is fashion. Her current focus is in apparel fashion design using traditional Chinese textiles. In fashion merchandising, she possesses previous business experience with Woodward and Lothrop in Washington D.C., Leiter's Designer Fabrics in Colorado, Alaska and California, and Nordstrom in Southern California. She is most interested in the integration of all phases of the fashion industry as it exists in the Los Angeles area. History of costume textiles is of special interest to Professor Tuntland. Her major areas of research are in Chinese fashion and apparel manufacturing Armenian costume & textiles.

Connie Utterback
Professor of Art; M.F.A., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4026
Connie Utterback's area of expertise is fiber art. She teaches color theory and fundamentals of art.

Patricia Woodlin
Retired, Assistant Professor of Art; Ph.D., Union Institute, Cinn. Ohio
Contact: (323) 343-4022
Patricia Woodlin's area of expertise is art education. Her research interests include multicultural art education, criticism and aesthetics, and she has curated numerous art exhibitions.

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