Art & Architecture

Michael Arrigo

Assistant professor of art
Expertise: Creativity and the creative process; contemporary art, aesthetics and criticism; modernist and postmodern art history; visual culture and pop iconography; history of art education and pedagogy; visuality and youth culture; art and public policy; fashion and advertising.
Credentials: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in painting and drawing from Ohio State University. Has presented at meetings of the College Art Association, the International Visual Literacy Association, the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth, and Foundations: Art Theory and Education.
Office Phone: 419-372-9320
Home Phone: 419-868-5933

Janet Ballweg

Professor of art
Expertise: Printmaking
Credentials: Bachelor of art degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; master of fine arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Presenter at meetings of the Southern Graphics Council and the Mid America Print Council.
Office Phone: 419-372-8515

Todd Childers

Associate professor of graphic design
Expertise: Graphic design and its history; font design; Web design; cinema theory; collecting modern furniture.
Credentials: Bachelor’s degree in visual design from North Carolina State University and a master of fine arts in visual communication from the California Institute of the Arts. Has presented to the American Institute of the Arts.
Office Phone: 419-372-7740
Home Phone: 419-353-7315
Cell Phone: 419-308-4068

Dr. Andrew E. Hershberger

Assistant professor of contemporary art history
Expertise: History of photography; history of modern and contemporary art; teaching art history with digital technology.
Credentials: Bachelor’s degree in media arts from the University of Arizona; master’s degrees in art history from the University of Chicago and in art and archaeology from Princeton University; Ph.D. in art and archaeology from Princeton. Awarded the 2004 Ansel Adams Research Fellowship at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Has presented to the College Art Association, the Society for Photographic Education, the Mid-Atlantic Society for Photographic Education, the Midwest Society for Photographic Education, the Lilly Conference on College Teaching, the International Society for Phenomenology, Aesthetics, and Fine Arts, ArtsConnectEd, Computers and the History of Art, the Midwest Art History Society, the Art Museum Image Consortium, and ARTstor. Published in numerous journals, including the History of Photography, Art Journal, Arts of Asia, Analecta Husserliana, and Academe.
Office Phone: 419-372-2895
Home Phone: 419-352-7822
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Dr. Andreas Luescher

Assistant professor of architecture and environmental design studies
Expertise: Architecture; design, including digitalization and urban design; the Toledo Design Center; Swiss German and German languages and cultures.
Credentials: Bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Applied Science in Lucerne, Switzerland; master’s degree in architecture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia; Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Has presented to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the American Institute of Architects and the Design Communication Association.
Office Phone: 419-372-0347
Home Phone: 419-861-7891

Dr. Allison Terry

Assistant professor of art history
Expertise: Renaissance art history; medieval art history; Byzantine art; Baroque art; ritual theory and practice; patronage and politics in the Renaissance; torture and punishment in the Renaissance; drama and theatre in the Renaissance; Neo-Platonism; humanism.
Credentials: Doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago; bachelor’s degree from Duke University.
Office phone: 419-372-2786