The Muhlenberg Art Department includes seven full-time faculty and a number of visiting artists and lecturers. Our range of skills and interests allows us to teach an extremely wide variety of courses at all levels, and our active professional practices ensure that we remain well connected with numerous contemporary art and art historical discourses. The department’s small class sizes provide many opportunities for us to work closely with students, designing independent studies, collaborative research and studio projects. Click on the links below to visit individual faculty pages and portfolios.


Department Chair

Emily Orzech (she/her/hers), Department Chair, Art Department,, on leave October-December 2022

Raymond S. Barnes, Interim Department Chair, October- December 2022, Professor,


Studio Classroom Technician and Administrative Assistant

Ashe Gardner (they/them), Art Department Office: 174 Baker Center for the Arts, Phone: 484-


Full Time Faculty

Raymond S. Barnes, Professor, Painting,

Margo Hobbs, Professor, Art History, (on sabbatical in the Fall of 2022)

Kim Hoeckele, Assistant Professor, Photography,

Frederick Wright Jones, Associate Professor, Sculpture,

Elena FitzPatrick Sifford, Associate Professor, Art History,

Kevin Tuttle, Senior Lecturer, Drawing and Sculpture,



Nicole Cook, Part-Time Lecturer, Art History,

Les Fletcher, Part-Time Lecturer, Drawing,

Ashe Gardner, Part-Time Lecturer, Photography,

Justin Greenlee, Part-Time Lecturer, Art History,

Carol Heft, Part-Time Lecturer, Drawing,

Mark Rice, Part-Time Lecturer, Printmaking,