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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


Heather Bren

Associate Professor of Art and Design | hbren@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Ms. Bren received a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from University of Northwestern – St. Paul, and a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics (the terminal degree in her field) from the University of Kansas. Ms. Bren is currently an Associate Professor of Art & Design at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul; she previously taught at Bethel as an adjunct instructor. In addition to her academic position, she is also a faculty mentor in ceramics for the Minnesota New Institute for Ceram. . . read more.

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

Laura Wennstrom

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art | lfw647652@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art Department of Art and Design Office Coordinator

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

Kyle Wyatt

Adjunct Instructor of Art | kaw58587@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Adjunct Instructor of Interactive Design

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