Dr. Don McComb, Professor
Dr. Don McComb has taught Graphic Design and Photography at Upper Iowa University since 2000. Dr. McComb has presented and published research on the cultural history of design. His areas of expertise include avant- garde and postmodern typography. His work has appeared in Visual Communication Quarterly, Journal of Visual Literacy, American Visual Studies and Journal of communication Inquiry, of which he is a former editor.
Office: Edgar Fine Arts, 307
John Siblik, Associate Professor
John Siblik has taught Studio Art and Art History at Upper Iowa University since 2002. He has exhibited throughout the United States and aboard in cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, Harrisburg and Bristol, England. Recent exhibits include: The Dubuque Museum of Art Biennial Juried Exhibit, Day Into Night at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, The 19th Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, WI, and Wind and Water, Iowa’s Evolving Landscape at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Siblik recently had the opportunity to present his environmental sculpture “River Weaving” at the College Art Association Conference in New York, New York
Office: Edgar Fine Arts, 303
Elissa Wenthe, Assistant Professor
Elissa Wenthe has taught Studio Art and Art History at Upper Iowa University since 2008. Elissa Cox received her MFA from Ohio University (2007) and was awarded her BFA Studio Arts and BA in Art History from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN - 2003). She completed a residency at Sculpture Space (Utica, NY) in summer 2008. Her work has most recently been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Penn State University (State College, PA- 2009), the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art (New Harmony, IN - 2008), the Lexington Art League (Lexington, KY - 2008), Sculpture Center (Cleveland, OH 2009) the Slocomb Galleries of East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN - 2007), Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS- 2009). Her work has been in group exhibitions at the Tacoma Contemporary (Tacoma, WA - 2008), the Roy G Biv Gallery (Columbus, OH - 2006), and other museums and galleries across the country.
Office: Edgar Fine Arts, 307A
Dr. Sarahh Scher, Assistant Professor
Dr. Sarahh Scher earned her PhD. from Emory University and an M.F.A. in printmaking from New Mexico State University. Her research focuses on the ancient Peruvian Moche culture, and addresses issues of identity, gender relations, religious practice, and the semiotics of clothing. Her work has appeared in Acta Americana, Ceramics Art and Perception/TECHNICAL, Ethnohistory, and Facts on File’s Encyclopedia of Latin America. She presented at the 52nd International Conference of Americanists in 2006 and the second Association for Latin American Art triennial in 2010.
Office: Edgar Fine Arts, 303A