Professor of Creative Writing
PhD, English Literature, Stanford University, 1998; BA, Literature, UC Santa Cruz, 1991; BA, Classical Studies, UC Santa Cruz, 1991
K. Silem Mohammad specializes in poetry, poetics, and non-fiction. He received BAs in Literature and Classical Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1991 and a PhD in English Literature from Stanford University in 1998. He is the author of several books of poetry, including Deer Head Nation (2003), A Thousand Devils (2004), Breathalyzer (2008), and The Front (2009). His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Poetry,The Nation,Fence, and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology.
Professor of Creative Writing
MFA, English/Creative Writing, University of South Carolina, 1994; BA English/Literature, Univerisity of South Carolina, 1989
Vincent Craig Wright teaches classes like Intro to Creative Writing, Fiction, Short Story Writing, and Songwriting. Craig earned his BA and MFA at the University of South Carolina, and is a Professor in his 24th year teaching at SOU. He is the author of a book of stories, Redemption Center (2006). His fiction has appeared in BlazeVox, Fourteen Hills, and The Harvard Advocate and his songs have appeared on Sons of Anarchy, Lucifer, and Sasquatch: Mountain Man and on movies and shows in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Singapore, Brazil, Sweden, and elsewhere. Craig’s band has headlined the Oregon Country Fair and performed in Canada, Hawaii, and The Dominican Republic.
MFA, Brown University, 1994; BA, Brown University, 1991
Professor Arellano teaches courses in Design, Production, and Writing. A founding director of the EMDA program, Professor Arellano is also a musician and author. His literary production includes pioneering work in electronic publishing, graphic-novel editions, and five other novels.
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:email@example.com
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.
Rachel is the Office and Building manager for Creative Arts. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration at Southern Oregon University.
Art Department Chair
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, 2006; BFA, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, 1999
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.