Aaron Calvert, Professor of Art, Ceramics

Aaron Calvert is an active ceramicist who received his BFA degree in crafts from Kent State University and his MFA in ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to Henderson State University in 2005, he gained industry insights through employment at Laguna Clay Company in Byesville Ohio. Aaron is well versed in many ceramic related techniques and has an appreciation for hand-made objects. He exhibits internationally and his works have been anthologized in books published by Lark Books and clay related magazines such as Ceramics Monthly. Aaron Calvert finds merit in crafts historical teacher / apprentice model of learning and strives to mentor students in a contemporary university setting.

Margo Duvall, Associate Professor of Art, Photography

Margo Duvall, Associate Professor of Art, received her MFA in photography from San Jose State University. Her photography courses combine traditional darkroom practices with contemporary digital technology that encourage students to explore a wide array of image-making techniques. Her personal work investigates photography’s role in the development of memory and identity. Duvall is currently serving as the director of the Russell Fine Arts Gallery at Henderson State University.

Dr. Kelsey Frady Malone, Assistant Professor of Art History

Dr. Kelsey Frady Malone teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in the History of Art and Women's and Gender Studies. Dr. Malone earned her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 2018 and her MA in Art History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012. Her research focuses on American women artists and their collaborative approaches to art production in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, with a particular interest in photography, sculpture, and popular illustration.

Kasten McClellan Searles, Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Kasten McClellan Searles is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Henderson State University. She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston and The University of Dallas. Kasten is an active designer, published illustrator, and nationally exhibited painter who lives and works in Little Rock, AR.

David Stoddard, Professor of Graphic Design

David Stoddard is the director of the Innovative Media Program, and teaches graphic design for the Department of Art. He illustrates book covers, and has produced poster illustrations including the 20th anniversary Comics Art Conference poster in the Comic-Con annual. His work has been in juried exhibitions from coast to coast including the prestigious Fl3cth3r Exhibition on social awareness. He has co-produced a documentary on private prison abuse – accepted in the Hot Spring Documentary Festival, and is the co-authored of Creating Comics for Journalism, Memoire and Nonfiction with comic scholar Randy Duncan and author Michael Taylor. David has presented at conferences such as Comic-Con San Diego, ComFor in Passau Germany, The College Media Association in New York, as well as conferences in Athens Greece, Nashville, Tennessee and Mobile Alabama. He has also had a technology fellowship with the National Gallery of Art. He has been awarded numerous grants, as well as several university excellence grants to bring visiting artists to Henderson. He currently teaches design courses, and Innovative Media project courses.

Katherine Strause, Professor of Art, Painting, Department Chair

Since 2007 Katherine has led the HSU Art Department and has helped to create one of the most comprehensive, exciting and rigorous ART programs in the state. Katherine received her Bachelor of Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her Master of Fine Art from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Professor Strause teaches traditional oil painting, drawing, and design. She has received many awards and grants, she exhibits nationally and internationally with over 60 solo and group exhibitions on record.

David Warren, Professor of Art, Printmaking and Art Education

David Warren is the Professor of Printmaking and Art Education. David teaches screen-printing, intaglio, relief, and lithographic techniques. He is the director of the Annex Press, which publishes fine art editions in the University printmaking studio and is the director of the annual Summer Intensive Studio Workshop for art educators young artists. David received the Arkansas Art Education Association’s Art Educator of the year award in 2018. David completed an artists residency in Japan in 2016 where he researched Mokuhanga water based printmaking. He is a member of the Arkansas Society of Printmakers where he coordinates exhibits and workshops with the organization. David’s exhibits his work in state, regional, and national exhibits and is included in various private and public collections.