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Meet Our People

We are a diverse faculty committed to advancing creative scholarship and building a strong culture of innovation in our teaching studios. Our passion for art and design is informed by independent creative practice and energized through creative dialog and shared research.

Val CarterVal Carter Work sculpture

Val Carter

Senior Instructor/Shop Technician 

With U of I since 1997, Val is a senior art and design instructor teaching in a variety of media from sculpture, to print making.

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Casey Doyle ProfileMascot performance piece

Casey Doyle

Art & Design Department Associate Chair, Professor

He exhibits his work both nationally and internationally. His art combines interests in craft, sculpture, metals & jewelry, video, gender and the concept of play.

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Dave GottwaldWork by David Gottwald

Dave Gottwald

Associate Professor

Dave’s research explores the theming of consumer spaces, the genealogy and taxonomy of thematic design, and the liminal blur between the built environment and the virtual.

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Stacy IsenbargerStacy Isenbarger work

Stacy Isenbarger

Associate Professor, Foundations Coordinator

Through unexpected material collisions, Isenbarger continuously seeks ways to express complex negotiations of place and the desire to feel whole within it.

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Aaron JohnsonA plein air painting by Aaron Johnson depicting Palouse hills in the springtime covered with grass and with dramatic clouds above them.

Aaron Johnson

Assistant Professor

Aaron Johnson is an Idaho native who is passionate about the outdoors and Plein-air painting.

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Delphine KeimDelphine Keim Work

Delphine Keim

Art & Design Department Chair, Professor

Delphine Keim coordinates the graphic design emphasis of the art program at the University of Idaho.

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Lauren McClearyDecorative paper sculpture by Lauren McCleary

Lauren McCleary

Assistant Clinical Professor

Lauren McCleary specializes in K-12 arts education, museum education and community engagement with art.

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Mike SonnichsenMike Sonnichsen print

Mike Sonnichsen

Associate Professor

Mike Sonnichsen is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at the University of Idaho. His art production involves printmaking techniques and approaches as well as experimental photography and light driven work.

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Profile Jill Daceydigital print by Jill Dacey
Jill Dacey

Professor Emeritus

Jill Dacey is a retiree and Professor Emeritus from the U of I. During her time teaching, she specialized in textile design and information design.

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David GieseDavid Giese art work
David Giese

Professor Emeritus

Giese has been exhibiting his work since 1966, logging more than 235 group shows and 24 one-person exhibitions. His work is in numerous private and some public collections in the North America and Europe. 

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Lynne HaagensenLynne Haagensen art work

Lynne Haagensen

Professor Emeritus

Over the years Lynne has explored most of the county’s back roads, often stopping to sketch.  When she retired, the first project she took on was to double down on learning more about the area’s history; she went to draw in small regional museums and sought out the oldest buildings in small towns.

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Sally MachlisSally Machlis work

Sally Machlis


Sally Graves Machlis is an Emeritus Professor of Art and Design and Art Education at the University of Idaho.

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Bill WoolstonBill Woolston art work

Bill Woolston

Professor Emeritus

Bill Woolston is a retiree and Professor Emeritus from the U of I. During his time teaching, he specialized in Digital imaging, Photography, Visual thinking.

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Art & Design

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Moscow, ID

Phone: 208-885-4409

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