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Associate Professor Matthew Garrison, M.F.A., Chair
Professors  Richard A. Hamwi, Ph.D., Newton A. Perrin, Ph.D. and Kristen T. Woodward, M.F.A.
Associate Professor Gary L. Adlestein, M.A.
Assistant Professor Brian N. Glaze, M.F.A.
Lecturers Carol Fastuca, M.F.A., Amy Stevens, Barbara Tiberio, M.Ed.

Kristen WoodwardKristen T. Woodward, MFA
Professor of Art, teaching painting and printmaking
610-921-7710 | kwoodward@albright.edu
Professor Woodward’s website


  • MFA, studio art: Clemson University
  • BFA, printmaking: Syracuse University 

Areas of Specialization

  • Encaustic and mixed media painting
  • Latin American graphic art
  • Women/gender in art
  • Printmaking


  • Artwork featured in over 150 solo and group exhibitions regionally and nationally
  • Paintings and prints included in the numerous permanent collections including:
  • The Federal Reserve Bank, Charlotte, NC
  • Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
  • The Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles
  • C.N. Gorman Museum, University of California, Davis, CA

Student ACRE Collaborations

  • 2010: Rebecca Smith, “Printing Revolutionary Women ”
  • 2006: Megan Dietz, “ Paper Explorations”
  • 2009: Lila Muktarazada, “From Sillia to Syphillis; mixed media works of art and microbiology”
  • 2003-04: Krista Koellner, “Vagina Dialogues- Paintings inspired by Eve Ensler”

Teaching Awards

  • Shirk Faculty Research Award, Albright College
  • Laughlin Distinguished Faculty Award in Teaching, Albright College

Currently the Resident Curator for Artists2artists.net


Brian GlazeBrian N. Glaze, MFA
Assistant Professor of Art
Personal Website
Teaching Blog


  • MFA, Sculpture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
  • BFA, Sculpture, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Areas of Specialization

  • Sculpture
  • New Media
  • Digital Photography
  • Collaborative Multimedia

Selected Exhibitions

  • “You Can Tell Me” Berlin Project, Factory-Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Tellus Tools Remix Competition, Harvestworks, New York, New York
  • ArtVenice Biennale 3, Venice, Italy
  • 18th  Sculpture Exhibition (City of Lawrence), Lawrence, Kansas
  • Imagillaboration Project, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Americas 2014, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota
  • Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Downtown Boone Development Association, Boone, North Carolina
  • B14: Memorials to Human Folly, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, Alabama
  • UFVA New Media Exhibition, Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Hilton Head, South Carolina

  • Solo, The Ice House Complex, Millworks Galley, Akron, Ohio
  • Iron Tribe Exhibit, Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico 


  • Harvest Works Digital Media Center, New York, New York
  • Banff New Media Institute, Banff Centre, Alberta Canada 


Richard HamwiRichard A. Hamwi, Ph.D.
Professor of Art
610-921-7774 | rhamwi@albright.edu


  • Ph.D.: Pennsylvania State University
  • M.F.A.: University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A.: University of New Mexico
  • B.A.: Queens College, City University of New York

Areas of Specialization

  • Contemporary abstract and non-objective painting
  • Watercolor painting and collage
  • Art education at all levels  
  • Drawing and design

Publications and Art Shows

  • Thirty 1-person exhibits at galleries in New York, Washington, D.C., California and State College, PA
  • Included in numerous nationally juried group exhibits
  • “Journeys,” Freedman Gallery, Albright College (Click here for catalogue.)
  • Cover page articles on art education in “Arts and Activities”
  • Artwork included in the following permanent collections:
    • National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
    • Italian Permanent Mission to the United Nations
    • Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.


  • Cargill Foundation Grant for the Albright College Art Education Teacher Certification Program
  • Shirk Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship, Albright College


Richard HamwiMatthew Garrison
Associate Professor of Art and Digital Media
Department Chair


  • MFA, sculpture: Hunter College, City University of New York
  • BFA, sculpture: Rhode Island School of Design
  • R.I.S.D. European Honors Program     Rome, Italy
  • Aegean School of Design     Paros, Greece

Areas of Specialization

  • Digital art and design
  • Video and special effects
  • Multimedia installation


  • Extensive solo and group exhibitions including New York City, Philadelphia, Miami, Memphis, Japan, South Korea and Ireland.

Curatorial projects, essays and articles

  • Co-curator and essay: Digital Experiences, SIGGRAPH Asia, Yokohama, Japan
  • Article: What I Learned Working Summers for Ellsworth Kelly, ArtSlant New York
  • Curator: Everything is Falling Apart, Thomas Hunter Project Space Hunter College, New York City
  • Essay: Crave, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN
  • Essay: Helicon, The Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA    
  • Curator:Color Correction, The Lab, Roger Smith Arts, New York City
  • Review: John Waters Change of Life,New Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Circa, Contemporary Visual Culture in Ireland, Monthly Periodical
  • Co-curator and essay: News Surprise Nostalgia, Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York City


photoGary L. Adelstein, MFA
Associate Professor of English and Art
610-921-7713 | gadelstein@albright.edu


  • M.A., English: University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise

  • Experimental film; film studies
  • Dada and Surrealism
  • Films of Alfred Hitchcock
  • Contemporary American poetry

Screenings, Shows and Festivals

  • Solo and group screenings in the United States and Europe since 1975
  • Solo show (Cineprobe), Museum of Modern Art, 2000
  • Athens International Film & Video Festival, 2010
  • Black Maria Film & Video Festival, Director’s Choice Prize, 2007



Dr. Newton A. Perrin
Professor of Art History and German


  • Ph. D., The University of California at Berkeley
  • M. A., The University of California at Berkeley
  • B. A., The University of California at Berkeley
  • J. W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • University of Vienna
  • New York University, New York City
  • Columbia University, New York City
  • Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany

Areas of Intellectual Interest

  • French and German art and literature of the Fin-de-Siècle [turn of 19th/20th centuries].
  • Film Studies
  • Classical and Jazz Music
  • Performance Art and Radio Broadcasting

Teaching Areas

  • Modern art, art of the Renaissance, history of design, history of photography, art and totalitarianism

Awards and Recognition

  • Lindback Teaching Award, 3 NEH Seminars, AATG Seminar in Halle, East Germany (DDR), 3 year-long sabbatical leaves

David TannerDavid M. Tanner
Director, Center for the Arts
(610) 921-7619 | dtanner@albright.edu


  • M.P.A.: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (museum administration)
  • B.A.: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (English)
  • B.A.: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (history)
  • B.S.: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (paralegal studies)

Practitioner Experience

  • Chief operating officer, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College
  • Associate director for administration, Indiana University Art Museum
  • Executive director, Association of Midwest Museums
  • Executive director, Washington County Historical Society
  • Executive director, Peoria Historical Society

Areas of Expertise

  • Non-profit administration for museums (art, college, historical sites), performing arts and cultural centers
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing/PR and visitor services
  • Strategic planning, governance and assessment
  • Earned income: gift shops, cafés, catering, admissions, programs, events


  • CFA Season Magazine, editor/contributor, 2011-12 to present
  • “Digital Film: Advancing the Field, or Not?,” Albright Reporter, 2012
  • “Arts & Academe” blogger for Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011
  • Won AAM’s “Brooking Award for Creativity” for project/paper on innovative ticketing system, 2007
  • NewsBrief editor/contributor, 32 issues, Association of Midwest Museums, 1998 to 2003


Barbara Tiberio. M.Ed.


  • 1995 Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
    Masters Art Education, Summa Cum. Laude
  • 1978 Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
    B.S. Art Education

Research areas:

  • Silk Painting Masters Thesis, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Publications and Art Shows:

  • 2013 Lifestyle, The Reading Eagle Times
  • 1999 Gallery Review, The Morning Call
  • 1999 Fiberspace, The Express Times


  • Reading Industrial Corporation, Reading, PA
  • Metropolitan Edison Corporation, Reading, PA
  • Penn State University


  • 2013 - 2010 Baum Art Faculty Exhibit, Allentown, PA
  • 2013 - 2001 Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA
  • 2013 - 1999 Hidden Treasures Artisan Tour, Lehigh Valley, PA
  • 2013 - 2012 Studio & Gallery 2908, LLC
  • 2013 The November Show, Ottsville, PA
  • 2000 Open Space Gallery, Missing From The Last Century, Allentown, PA
  • 2000 The Baum Art School, Allentown, PA
                In addition to over fifty national and international exhibitions          

Distinguished Awards

  • 2002 Rothermel Alumni Award, Kutztown, PA
    Distinguished Achievements in Professional Life
  • 2001 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Award, The Power Of Art,
    The Lab School of Washington, DC