Artist in Residence Advisory Committee

The AIR Advisory Committee meets twice a semester to assist with implementing the Chancellor’s vision for the program, and helps make connections across campus and disciplines and in the community.

Bimal Balakrishnan, PhD
Associate Professor & Chair     
Department of Architectural Studies

Alex Barker, PhD

Museum of Art and Archaeology

and Museum of Anthropology

Linda Blockus, PhD
Office of Undergraduate Research

Heather Carver, PhD
Associate Professor & Chair

Department of Department of Theatre

Jacob Floyd, PhD
Assistant Professor                                          
School of Visual Studies

Julia Gaines, DMA
Professor & Director

School of Music

Lee Ann Garrison
Associate Professor & Director
School of Visual Studies

Brian Kisida, PhD                                            
Assistant Professor                                          

Truman School of Public Affairs

Phong Nguyen, PhD
Professor and Director of Creative Writing
English Department

Alan Toigo
Senior Consultant, Human Resources Services for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions
and member, city’s Commission on Cultural Affairs

The AIR Advisory Committee is staffed by Jo Stealey, PhD, Katie Harris, and Marie Nau Hunter.

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