Faculty

The Department of Art & Design includes ten full-time faculty; all hold the highest degrees in their fields and are practicing designers, artists, and scholars. In addition, several part-time and adjunct faculty regularly contribute to the breadth and volume of course offerings in the department.

Art History

Maura Lyons

Professor

282 Fine Arts Center
515-271-3858
maura.lyons@drake.edu
Lenore Metrick-Chen Associate Professor 283 Fine Arts Center
515-271-3801
lmetrickchen@drake.edu
Joshua Cox Director of Anderson Gallery Anderson Gallery
Fine Arts Center
515-271-1994
joshua.cox@drake.edu

Graphic Design

Catherine Dreiss Adjunct Instructor 281 Fine Arts Center
515-271-2491
catherine.dreiss@drake.edu 
John Fender Associate Professor 337 Fine Arts Center 
515-271-4508
john.fender@drake.edu 
Sarah McCoy Assistant Professor 345B Fine Arts Center
515-271-1968
sarah.mccoy@drake.edu
Neil Ward Assistant Professor 281 Fine Arts Center
515-271-3837
neil.ward@drake.edu 

Studio Art

Angela Battle Associate Professor 333 Fine Arts Center
515-271-3831
angela.battle@drake.edu 
Phillip Chen Professor 108 Studio Arts Hall 
515-271-3160
phillip.chen@drake.edu 
Robert Craig Professor 116 Studio Arts Hall 
515-271-3186
robert.craig@drake.edu 
Benjamin Gardner Associate Professor
Department Chair
338 Fine Arts Center
515-271-3166
benjamin.gardner@drake.edu 
Edward Kelley Studio Assistant
Instructor
105 Studio Arts Hall
515-271-3137
edward.kelley@drake.edu 
Emily Newman Assistant Professor
339 Fine Arts Center
515-271-3707
emily.newman@drake.edu 
Fine Arts News
January 5, 2017
Quentin Kim, professor of piano at Pusan National University, will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Jan. 23.
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