Faculty

Regular Faculty

Professor Amy Lyford

Amy Lyford, Chair

Professor, Art and Art History
B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Boston University; Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley
Amy Lyford’s research centers on twentieth-century American and European artistic practices, with a special interest in the histories of photography and sculpture.
Professor Linda Besemer

Linda Besemer

James Irvine Distinguished Professor, Art and Art History
B.A., B.F.A., Indiana University; M.F.A., Tyler School of Art
Linda Besemer has taught painting and drawing at Occidental College since l987.
Professor Eric Frank

Eric Frank

Professor, Art and Art History
B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., New York University
A fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Eric Frank's academic expertise is in Italian Renaissance art.
MaryBeth Heffernan

Mary Beth Heffernan

Professor, Art and Art History
B.F.A., Boston University; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts; Fellow, Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, 1995
Mary Beth Heffernan is professor of sculpture, photography and interdisciplinary art.
Professor Linda Lyke

Linda Lyke

Professor, Art and Art History
B.A., M.F.A., Kent State University
Linda Lyke, a Los Angles artist and professor of art at Occidental College, is known for her printmaking, multicolored abstract monotypes, and mixed media work.
Professor Kelema Moses

Kelema Lee Moses

Assistant Professor, Art & Art History
B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Kelema Lee Moses specializes in the history of architecture and urban design.
Professor Yurika Wakamatsu

Yurika Wakamatsu

Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; A.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., Harvard University
Yurika Wakamatsu teaches East Asian art history, including pictorial narratives, woodblock prints, comics and anime, and gender and visual culture. Read her Oxy Story profile.

On Special Appointment

Kenturah Davis

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
B.A., Occidental College; M.F.A., Yale University

William Davis

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Art and Art History
B.A., Univ of the West of England, Bristol School of Art & Design; M.A., Lund University; Ph.D., UCLA (in progress)

Rika Hiro

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Art and Art History

Jen Hofer

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
B.A., Brown University; M.F.A., University of Iowa

Kenji Liu

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Art and Art History
B.A., John F Kenedy University; MA, California Institute of Integral Studies

Susanna Maing

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A., UCLA

Jocelyn Webb Pedersen

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
B.A., Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; M.A., University of Iowa, Center for the Book; M.F.A., U.C. Santa Barbara
Jocelyn Webb Pedersen is a Los Angeles based artist and fine press printer. She currently teaches courses in Typography/Letterpress Printing and Hand Printed Book Production. She holds a graduate...

Stephanie Schrader

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
B.A., Occidental College; M.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Camilla Taylor

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
B.F.A., University of Utah; M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach

Zoe Walsh

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
A.B., Occidental College; M.F.A., Yale University

David Weldzius

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
B.F.A, University of Illinois, Chicago; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts

Patricia Yossen

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
B.A., Escuela Provincial de Artes Visuales Juan Mantovani; M.F.A., Pratt Institute