PhD – University of California, Berkeley; BA – University of California, San Diego
Dr. Bithell teaches classes in digital audio, art & technology, interdisciplinary art and emerging media. Bithell is an interdisciplinary artist, composer, and performer exploring the connections between visual art, music, theatre, and performance. Utilizing new technologies and real-time interactive environments, his work brings the precision and structure of contemporary audio practices together with an understanding of performance, physical computing, narrative, and humor. His works have been presented at major venues in the United States, Europe, and Asia and been supported by grants and commissions from Meet the Composer Commissioning Music / USA, the American Composerʼs Forum, the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, and the President’s Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Fund at SOU.
Student Success Coordinator
MA, Psychology, San Diego State University, BS, Psychology, University of Illinois
As the Student Success Coordinator for the Oregon Center of the Arts, Karen assists students with their transition to the university, advises on the general education courses needed, aligns student’s career goals with their academic majors, and helps create academic plans to plan for graduation. She can help navigate the general education requirements for SOU, answer general questions about the major, and guide students to resources to help them to be successful. Karen has lived in Ashland for over 20 years. She spends much of her free time with the Curtain Climbers, a local Aerial Dance Company.
Office (M,W, F): Art Building 118 Office (T, Th): Music Building 225 Phone:541.552.6735 E-Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of Art
MFA, University of California, Irvine; BA, Humboldt State University
Professor Bustamante teaches courses in drawing and painting. Bustamante’s work examines evolving constructions of reality, using liminal aesthetic preferences, and a tactile relationship to materials. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Mexico. His work is in numerous collections including the Portland Art Museum, University of Texas, Microsoft, Bank of America, Oregon Health Sciences University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon. He has been represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon since 1986.
Director of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University
BME and Certificate in Flute – Florida State University, MME and Master’s in Educational Administration – Florida State University, PhD in Opera Production/Music Education – Florida State University
Dr. Humphrey has served in leadership and consulting roles at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Metropolitan Opera, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Opera, Corcoran Museum of Art, Museum of Performance & Design, California Center for the Arts in Escondido, and Washington Bach Consort.
MFA – Columbia University; BA – University of California at Santa Barbara
Professor Imatani teaches classes in sculpture and digital technology, including digital imaging, video, installation, performance, and 3D fabrication. As a visual artist, he often uses embodied perception, fabrication or performance to think through the role of landscape, collective history and racialized bodies within the United States. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, he has received grants and awards from The Andy Warhol Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission and Regional Arts & Culture Council among others.
Professor of Art
MFA – University of Cincinnati; BFA – University of Oregon; BA – Yale University
Professor Inada teaches courses in 2D and 3D animation, comics and picture books, and digital design at Southern Oregon University. His animated work has won awards at the Atlanta Film Festival, Riverrun International Film Festival, Berkeley Video Festival, Rochester International Film Festival, and Film Fest New Haven, and has been seen at the Tribeca Film Festival, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, and Ausstellungsraum Klingetal in Basel Switzerland, among other venues.
Professor of Art
BFA – University of Oregon; MA, MFA – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Professor Leppmann teaches courses in photography, video, and installation. Her photo-based work and installations address ideas of place, identity and the mutable discipline of photography. Leppmann’s work has been shown in numerous one-person and group exhibitions in the United States and Mexico. She has been awarded Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, Indiana Arts Commission, and the N.E.A./Arts Midwest; and exhibition support from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Artist Residencies include The McDowell Colony, the Bemis Foundation, Albion College and The Ohio State University. Professor Leppmann worked in Iceland with support from a Senior Scholar Award from the Fulbright Program and the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
Senior Instructor – Art History
MA in Art History – University of California, Davis; BA in Art History and Humanities – California State University, Fresno
Longshore’s courses explore and analyze art and creativity from a variety of perspectives including globalization, activism, sustainability, critical theory, race, gender, and ethnicity. She particularly enjoys mentoring students as they develop activist art projects in collaboration with local community agencies. She serves on the SOU Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Council and advises the City of Ashland Public Arts Commission when new proposals are being considered. She is a member of the Community Emergency Response Team in Ashland and enjoys singing in the Rogue World Ensemble, salsa dancing, and practicing archery.
Professor of Art
MFA, University of Oregon; BFA, Pennsylvania State University
Professor Sjogren teaches classes in Painting and Drawing at SOU. Her work has been included in the Oregon Biennial, and has been exhibited on the west coast of North America, in Germany, and in Mexico.
Associate Professor, Creative Arts Chair
MFA – Rhode Island School of Design; BFA – New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University
Professor Strangfeld teaches courses in Ceramics, Spatial Studies, and Art Foundations at SOU. She is a ceramic sculptor whose work has been exhibited at Pottery Northwest, Red Lodge Clay Center, Wayne State University, and Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum.