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Liberal Arts Faculty

Zachary Savich

Title Associate Professor | Chair of Liberal Arts
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Degree MFA, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
MFA, University of Iowa
BA, University of Washington

Zach Savich is a poet and nonfiction writer. His books include the poetry collections Daybed (2018) and The Orchard Green and Every Color (2016) and the memoir Diving Makes the Water Deep (2016).

Savich’s work has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the CSU Poetry Center’s Open Award, a New American Poet citation from the Poetry Society of America, and other honors. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in journals and anthologies including American Poetry Review, Best New Poets, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry Daily, and the Academy of American Poet’s Poem-a-Day. He serves as co-editor of Rescue Press’s Open Prose Series, an editor at the Cleveland Review of Books, and an associate editor at Tupelo Quarterly

Conor Bracken

Title Assistant Professor
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Degree MFA, University of Houston
BA, Virginia Tech

A poet and translator of francophone poetry, Conor is the author of Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour (Bull City Press) and The Enemy of My Enemy is Me (Diode Editions), and the translator of Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine's Scorpionic Sun (CSU Poetry Center) and Jean D'Amérique's No Way in the Skin Without This Bloody Embrace (Ugly Duckling Presse). His work has earned support from Bread Loaf, Cornell’s Institute for Comparative Modernities, the Frost Place, Inprint, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and can be found in places like BOMB, Gulf Coast, jubilat, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Sixth Finch, and West Branch. He lives in Cleveland Heights with his wife, daughter, and dog.

James "Colby" Chamberlain

Title Assistant Professor
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Degree PhD, Columbia University
BA, Williams College

Colby Chamberlain has previously taught art history at the Cooper Union, the City College of New York, and Columbia University. His scholarship has appeared in publications including ARTMargins, Art Journal,, Grey Room, and October, and he contributes frequently to Artforum as a critic.

His work focuses on neo-avant-garde and contemporary practices that engage directly with the legal and institutional structures that govern everyday life. Areas of research include the international neo-avant-garde, global modernism, intermedia, performance, artists’ magazines, experimental film, paperwork, legal studies, media theory, feminism, queer theory, disability studies, and critical race theory. His book, Fluxus Administration, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.

Steven Ciampaglia

Title Champney Family Associate Professor of Art
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Degree EdD, Northern Illinois University
MA, The School of Art Institute of Chicago
BFA, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Lane Cooper

Title Professor | Chair, Painting
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7355

Degree MFA, Painting, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa);
MA, Art History, University of Alabama at Birmingham
BS, University of North Alabama

Lane Cooper is an artist who works through painting, sound, video, text and, on occasion, performance. Her work has been presented in venues ranging from Birmingham, AL, to Madrid, Spain. In 2009 she participated in a residency at The Banff Centre located in Alberta, Canada, and in the fall of 2010 she was an artist-in-residence at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ, where she exhibited as part of the 2011-12 season.

She holds a master's degree in art history with an emphasis in contemporary art and an MFA in painting. She has been teaching since 1989, and since the spring of 2001 she has taught full-time at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Ana-Joel Falcón-Wiebe

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

David Hart

David Hart

Title Associate Professor | Assistant Chair of Liberal Arts
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7302

Degree PhD, Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA, Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Political Science from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

David Hart is an Associate Professor of Art History in the Liberal Arts Department. He taught African-American Art at UNC Chapel Hill as well as Wake Forest University before he came to the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Sheila Hart

Title Adjunct, Liberal Arts
Department Liberal Arts

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