Christine Blackhurst

Gallery Director

Chris Blackhurst holds a BFA in Ceramics with a minor in Art History from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a MA in Ceramics from the University of Dallas. As Exhibitions Coordinator she oversees art exhibitions in the galleries and exhibition spaces associated with multiple campus locations and manages and curates the permanent art collection. Before coming […]

Joseph Daun

Professor of Art

Joseph Daun was born on September 11, 1967 in Miami, FL. In his early years, Daun won numerous photography awards and scholarships. Daun graduated from Florida State University in 1990 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography. In 1994, Daun earned his Master’s of Fine Arts from the University of Texas […]

Patti Doster

Coordinator of Art Activities

Josephine Durkin

Associate Professor of Art

Josephine Durkin’s research and studio practice has involved the creation of drawings, videos, sculptures, and large-scale, interactive and kinetic installations that personify recognizable or manipulated objects and materials. These are then used to suggest, mimic, invite or isolate human gestures, activities and relationships. Her drawings and paintings are generated by her object making. The leftover […]

Josh Ege

Associate Professor of Visual Communication

Joshua holds a BFA in Communication Design from the University of North Texas and an MFA in Visual Communication from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Lee Hackett

Director of Visual Communication

Lee has worked as a freelance prepress designer with Dallas agencies and studios, producing complex projects by providing an educated design eye, conceptual thinking, and strong technical ability for over 25 years. The creative process of taking a concept, implementing it through Macintosh applications and project management, then seeing it through to completion is her […]

Tanner Harmening

Tanner Harmening is a Texas A&M University-Commerce alumni and native East Texas Artist who uses mixed media to explore the landscape of the dreaming mind. He now currently works as the Administrative Associate III and adjunct faculty for the Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Gerard Huber

Professor of Foundations

“Reflections I” In christianized Western civilization, depictions of naked male flesh have been so closely associated with evil that the only way a nude male body could be tolerated was if it was being abused, punished, or mutilated – a sort of sadomasochistic expiation of an unconscious guilt about merely having a body, whereas depictions […]

Brandon Hudson

Art Facilities Coordinator/Adjunct Faculty

Brandon Hudson is a native-Texas artist who turns photographs into a hybrid genre using a wide range of mixed media and post-processes. He has consistently exhibited his artworks nationally and has work in numerous private collections. He earned his BFA from Texas Christian University in 2004 and MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design […]

Casey McGarr

Associate Professor of Visual Communication

Casey is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce, teaching in the Visual Communication Program at the Universities Center at Dallas campus. He teaches undergraduate Typography, Design 1, and Letterpress printing. He also teaches in the MFA Graduate Program, which includes Pedagogy and Design Education, Design Teaching Environment, and Thesis Exhibition, and has served as Major Professor on numerous thesis committees.

Leigh Merrill

Assistant Professor of Photography

Leigh was born in 1978 and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her BFA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM in 2001 and her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California in 2009. Merrill’s work has been a part of exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally in venues such […]

Dr. David Scott, Ph.D


DAVID SCOTT is Head of the Department of Music and Professor of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce. His on-campus duties include teaching courses in Music Education and providing administrative leadership for a growing and vibrant academic unit. Additionally, he is an active speaker, clinician, and guest conductor throughout the Southwestern United States. Prior to his appointment […]

Melynda Seaton, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Art History

Melynda Seaton holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Oklahoma with a specialization in Art of the American West. She also has an MA in Art History from the University of North Texas and a BA in Art from West Texas A&M University. Seaton’s research explores how contemporary artists engage with iconography […]

Chad D. Smith

Professor of Photography

Chad D. Smith is an accomplished photographer with over 25 years of teaching experience in both the applied and fine art fields of photography and has conducted workshops nationally and internationally. Before teaching, Chad was a commercial photographer and videographer in the DFW area. Smith has numerous awards, his photographs have been exhibited and collected […]

Marilyn R. Thompson

Instructor – Foundations / Education

Thompson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. After receiving her undergraduate degree Thompson continued her education and completed a Master of Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Kansas State […]

Veronica Vaughan

Professor and Coordinator for MFA: Visual Communication

VERONICA VAUGHAN holds a BFA in Visual Communications from Texas A&M University-Commerce and an MFA in Visual Communications from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She brings 20+ years of graphic design and art direction experience to the classroom. Veronica has a diverse background in graphic design, art direction, and letterpress. 214.954.3636

Vaughn Wascovich

Professor of Photography and Coordinator for MFA/MA: Studio Art

Vaughn Wascovich is a fine art photographer and photographic educator. He has more than twenty years experience as a commercial photographer and broadcast producer, and has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies as well as many major advertising agencies. He received his MFA from Columbia College Chicago, where he taught for a number […]

Brian Weaver

Assistant Professor of Art

Brian Patrick Weaver was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania as the third of five children. He earned his (BFA) Bachelor of Fine Arts: Ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2005. He graduated Cum Laude, was exhibited in various group shows and also had a solo exhibition at Edinboro University’s Bates Gallery. He also received […]