Full Time Faculty
Margery Amdur, Associate Professor of Art, M.F.A. University of Wisconsin
Elizabeth Demaray, Associate Professor, M.F.A. University of California at Berkeley
Allan Espiritu, Associate Professor of Art, M.F.A. Yale
Ken Hohing, Assistant Instructor, B.A., Rutgers-Camden; Postgraduate Certificate, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University; Postgraduate Certificate, Gesamthochschule Kassel.
Cyril Reade, Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Ph.D. University of Rochester
Martin Rosenberg, Ph.D., Professor of Art History, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
LiQin Tan, Co-Director and Associate Professor of Art, (M.A. Concordia, Post-grad. Cert. Sheridan) teaches computer / classical / character animation, and animation production. In addition, he has worked as an art director, animator, graphic designer and executive art editor in local and aboard industries over the past decades. Tan’s art research has focused mainly on the merge of the relationship between conceptual animation, animation installation and interactive animation, which have been exhibited both nationally and internationally in both solo and group shows, obtaining numerous awards. Many of his articles in art criticism and art education have been published in journals, magazines, and books.
Julianne Baird, Ph.D., Acting Chair
John J. Giannotti, Professor Emeritus, B.F.A. cum laude, the State University of New York at Buffalo; M.F.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He teaches Three Dimensional Design, Sculpture, and Artist in Society seminars. Professor Giannotti has exhibited his paintings and sculpture in many individual and group exhibitions around the world, most recently in Italy and at St. Martins in the Fields Gallery in London. His monumental bronze sculptures of the poet Walt Whitman and scientist Madam Currie are permanently installed at public sculpture gardens in Tokyo, Japan and West Palm Beach, Florida. In 1988, he received the Warren I. Sussman Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Camden Alumni Association. Professor Giannotti has been appointed as Resident Director of the Rutgers Junior Year Abroad Program in Florence, Italy for 1996-1997. He served in a similar capacity there in 1990-91.
William M. Hoffman, Jr., Professor Emeritus, B.F.A., University of Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; M.F.A., Temple University, Tyler School of Art), teaches Painting, Drawing, Foundation courses, and in-residence Landscape Painting classes. His paintings and drawings, featured at the Peale House in 1983, have been exhibited in solo and group shows regionally and nationally. In 1994 he exhibited his paintings and drawings at the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Gallery in London. He received Visual Arts Fellowships from the NJ State Council on the Arts in 1980 and 1985.
Olga Moore, Professor Emerita, M.A. Wisconsin; M.F.A. Art Institute of Chicago, teaches Graphic Design, Communications Design, and Drawing. Her paintings, drawings, and photographs have been exhibited in both individual and group shows throughout the United States. She has received numerous grants and awards, including a Fulbright Research Fellowship to Morocco in 1986 and a New Jersey State Council of the Arts Fellowship in 1982.
Roberta K. Tarbell, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Art History, (BS Cornell; MS, PhD, Delaware) taught Museum Studies, Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th/20th Century art and architecture and led numerous International Studies trips to Spain, France, and Italy.. Her books and exhibition catalogs have been published by many museums and University Presses. Dr. Tarbell has received NEH and Smithsonian Institution fellowships and frequently lectures on modern American art, a subject on which she is a renowned expert.
- Visiting Scholar, Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Co-curator, ‘Rodin and American Art,’ an exhibition and co-author/co-editor of the publication sponsored by the Cantor Art Center, Stanford University, on view October through December 2011.
In addition to regular faculty, the Fine Arts Department at Rutgers in Camden also offers special opportunites for students to learn from visiting artists and guest lecturers. Adjunct faculty have included: Zenos Frudakis, Eugene Daub, Philip Carroll, Shelly Thornstensen, Susan Isaacs, Sylvia Lahvis, Deborah Miller, Sid Sachs, Karin Anhold, Richard Hricko, Elizabeth Bickley, and Judith Taylor. Nationally prominent artists, including Grace Hartigan, Steven Green, Nancy Dwyer, Sidney Goodman, Jack Beal, Janet Fish, Laurie Anderson, Jim Nutt, William Wegman, Roy DeForest, Louise Bourgeois, and Max Kozloff, have presented lectures and demonstrations to students in the department.