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    Below you will find a listing of faculty for the Art Department. If you are unsure of who to contact with your questions, please call the main office at 509.359.2494 or email Debbie Moradi at

    Tom Askman

    Professor of Art
    ART 138
    Phone: 509.359.7865

    Image: Espiral-copper, cast bronze, steel,
    enameling, cast resin, & lighting, 1999.

    MFA - University of Colorado
    BAE - California College of Arts & Crafts
    BFA - California College of Arts & Crafts


    Daniele Di Lodovico


    Daniele Di Lodovico, Ph.D Art History, Classical Art, Medieval Art, Renaissance Art, Modern Art

    Daniele is intersted in the role of the artwork and its interaction with the audience and the sensory and spiritual experience of art's materiality.

    He is a Lecturere of Art History and recieved his BFA/MA in Art History from Perugia University in 2002 and his MA in Italian Studies & Ph.D in Art History from the Unversity of Washington.

    His research interests are focused on the audience experience from a devotional prespective during the Medieval and Renaissance period and how the artistic medium  affects the experience of the sacred and the art object.

    Daniele's hobbies include, music, cooking and working out.

    Greg duMonthier

    Department Chair, Associate Professor of Art
    ART 131
    Phone: 509.359.6994

    MFA - Alfred University
    BFA - Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

    Nancy Hathaway

    Professor of Art
    ART 137
    Phone: 509.359.7070
    MFA - University of Idaho
    BA - Eastern Washington University

    Jenny Hyde

    Assistant Professor of Art
    ART 136
    Phone: 509.359.6651

    MFA - NYSCC at Alfred University
    BFA - Cornish College of the Arts

    Barbara Miller, PhD

    Professor of Art, Emeritus
    PhD - University of Missouri
    MA - University of Missouri
    BA - University of Missouri

    Debbie Moradi

    Office Manager

    Debbie has been a part of Eastern Washington University since August 1989.
    She has worked in numerous departments within the university campus. 
    During her 27 year career at EWU she has been fortunate enough to work along side
    many wonderful professors and staff members. 

    Debbie has also had the opportunity to take a variety of higher education
    courses at EWU ranging from Descriptive Astronomy to Papermaking

    Her hobbies include tatting (a form of lace making), knitting, and some quilting. 

    Now a days most of her travels are to places where she can enjoy playing with her grandchildren. 

    Lisa Nappa

    Professor of Art
    ART 135
    Phone: 509.359.7089
    MFA - Louisiana State University

    BFA - New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University

    Yaro Shon Neils

    Art 131
    Phone: 509.359.7015

    Please check out Yaro's website: ------->  Yaro Neils

    Jodi Patterson

    Assistant Professor of Art Education
    ART 125
    Phone: 509.359.6996
    Fax: 509.359.6996

    MFA – Goddard College
    MA –   Central Michigan University
    BS  –   Central Michigan University
    ASA – Delta College

    Jodi Patterson is a Michigan native who came to EWU via IN, FL, WV and Ireland.  She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master degrees at Central Michigan University and her terminal degree at Goddard College.  With over two decades of teaching experience, she earned tenure as a k-12 teacher and now devotes her time to teaching future educators about the benefits of the Visual Arts.  She currently serves as the advisor and coordinator of our Art Education program.  Her research has been presented in competitive forums and national conferences, and published in national and international peer-reviewed journals including "International Journal of Art in Education" and the "Visual Arts Research Journal."  Jodi is a working artist/painter whose work has been exhibited in numerous major cities (and small towns) in the U.S. and Europe. 

    Jodi has been teaching courses in Art History and Art Education since joining the EWU Art Department as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2013.  She is an interdisciplinary artist who uses art and travel to inform her research in critically inclined place base pedagogies.  Jodi spends her time making art, advocating for food awareness, and visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Teaches:  Foundations of Art Ed., Secondary Art Ed., Art for Ele. Teachers, Art & Humanities
    For more information:---->

    Chris Tyllia

    Art 130
    Phone: 509.359.7858

    MFA - The Ohio State University
    BFA - Eastern Washington University

    Contact Information

    Art Department
    140 Art Building
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359-2494
    fax: 509.359.7810

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