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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

Amanda Hamilton

Amanda Hamilton

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

Painting, time-based media

Jeff Wetzig

Jeff Wetzig

Department Chair | wetjef@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Drawing, Printmaking

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Heather Bren

| hbren@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Heather Nameth Bren is a studio artist who specializes in ceramic sculpture and installation. Her work is conceptually based and explores ideas of truth and perception through her ceramic and mixed media installations.

Jessica Henderson

Jessica Henderson

| jessica-henderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Graphic Design

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Jon Henderson

| jeh59346@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Adjunct Instructor in Art and Design department.

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Dale Johnson

| johdal@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1970

Professor of Art Emeritus

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Stewart Luckman

| msluckman@gmail.com | Started at Bethel: 1966

Professor of Art Emeritus

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Ashely Peifer

| asp62435@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art and Design

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George Robinson

| georgerob.art@comcast.net | Started at Bethel: 1969

Professor of Art Emeritus

Wayne Roosa

Wayne Roosa

| rooway@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1983

Art history

Kenneth Steinbach

Kenneth Steinbach

| 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. His book "Creative Practices for Visual Artists: Time, Space Process" on how to support and enrich long term creative viability for visual artists will be published in April 2018.

Lex Thompson

Lex Thompson

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

Photography, Senior Seminar, Professional Practices, Cryptozoology

Laura Wennstrom

Laura Wennstrom

| laura-wennstrom@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art

Michelle Westmark Wingard

Michelle Westmark Wingard

| 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.

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