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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Department Chair

Wayne Roosa

Department Chair and University Professor of Art | rooway@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1983

Art history


Katharine Churchill

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art Education | k-churchill@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1990

Churchill is currently writing and illustrating a book on painting activities for intermediate and middle school students. Her interests include acrylic painting and art education.

Kirk Freeman

Professor of Art | frekir@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1987


Amanda Hamilton

Associate Professor of Art | amanda-hamilton@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Painting, time-based media

Jessica Henderson

Associate Professor of Design | jessica-henderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Graphic Design

Kenneth Steinbach

Professor of Art | steken@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Steinbach teaches courses in 3 Dimensional Visual thinking, Sculpture, Senior Seminar, and Creative Practices, and frequently involves students in the research and execution of his own artwork. He is currently working on a research project investigating the activities that support and enrich long term creative viability for visual artists.

Lex Thompson

Professor of Art | l-thompson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Photography, Senior Seminar, Professional Practices, Cryptozoology

Michelle Westmark Wingard

Professor of Art and Gallery Director | m-westmark@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Westmark is the Gallery Director for The Johnson Gallery and The Olson Gallery, Bethel's two on-campus galleries.

Jeff Wetzig

Professor of Art | wetjef@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Drawing, Printmaking

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