See recent job appointments and career tracking for graduates of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.
Appointed Associate Director, Division of Continuing Education, School of Visual Arts. NY, NY.
Appointed as Entertainment & Media Adjuster at Fine Arts Adjusters, Austin, TX.
Promoted to Associate Professor, and tenured, Abilene Christian University, Texas
Appointed Adjunct Professor in Multimedia Studies, New York Institute of Technology, February 2018
Appointed adjunct position, Art History 101, Westchester Community College.
Appointed adjunct position, Foundations I, University of Memphis.
Program Director, Southside Cultural Center, Providence, RI.
Appointed Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, teaching two sections of Art Appreciation, at DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA.
Associate Professor of Humanities at Riverside Community College District, Riverside, CA
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Studio Art (interdisciplinary) and Director of Exhibitions at Georgia Southern University, GA
Promoted to Full Professor & Chair of the Art & Theatre Depts. at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD.
Promoted to Professor, Champlain College, Burlington, VT
Promoted to Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Lakewood, CO
Promoted to Curator of Innovation and Contemporary Culture, Alaska Humanities Forum, Anchorage, AK
Part-Time Faculty Appointment, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Adjunct Professor of Art at Lone Star College, TX
Associate Professor of Art, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
Promoted to Dean of Academic Affairs, San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), CA
Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Art and Aesthetics at LIM College, New York, NY
Course Mentor in the Humanities at Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT
Director of Art and Creative Initiatives, HUBWeek, Boston, MA
Adjunct Instructor, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
Program Officer, Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH
Executive Director, Western Kansas Community Foundation, Garden City, KS
Adjunct Professor of Art History at Widener University, Chester, PA
Assistant Lecturer in Critical Theory at the School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Notable Alumni Achievements
Over the last three years (2014, 2015 & 2016)
- 62% of our alumni have participated in conferences and lectures throughout the US and Abroad
- 30% have published papers or articles in prestigious journals and publications
- 37% have shown work in solo or group exhibitions in galleries and museums
“IDSVA has helped to propel my career forward by providing me a solid philosophical foundation, amazing networking opportunities, and the experience of completing a difficult and extended project. With this prowess in tow, I have been able to pursue new teaching, publishing, and artistic opportunities that would not have been possible before my time at IDSVA.”
Dr. Gregory Blair, Alumnus ’15
“My experience with IDSVA is one that is larger than words. It has been an all-encompassing, full-bodied, full-minded experience. It has taken me beyond anything I thought I could do as a human being.”
Dr. Kalia Brooks, Alumna ’16
“My studies at IDSVA have opened up vast territories of ideas--not only things I didn't know before, but most importantly those I did not know I didn't know about. This has led not only to an expanded richness of experience, but has also opened up such comparatively prosaic and practical (not to mention tenurability-enhancing) options like adding an active publishing and conference component to my life as an artist, thinker, and creator.”
Jason Hoelscher, Cohort ’12
“IDSVA’s demand for endurance, heart, and innovation allowed my sense of agency to blossom and prepared me to enter new realms of contemporary aesthetic and spiritual inquiry.”
Dr. Amy Cook, Alumna ’13
“IDSVA's interactions with the best theoreticians and artists during residencies promote independent original research and build intellectual community.”
Dr. Ewa Ziarek, IDSVA Visiting Faculty and Julian Park Professor of Comparative Literature and Founder and Director of the Humanities Institute at the University of Buffalo