Career Tracking | Recent Job Appointments

See recent job appointments and career tracking for graduates of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.

Career Tracking

Alumni Employment as of March 2017

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

For more information visit our student and alumni achievement pages.

Dr. Gregory Blair


“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


Dr. Kalia Brooks


“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

Jason Hoelscher




“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

Dr. Amy Cook




“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



Dr. Ewa Ziarek


“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