Faculty

Kathleen Denis

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June 21 @ 6:22 am

Kathleen Denis’ passion for painting began at four years old and continued as she earned a BFA degree in Graphic Design from University of Miami. She gained the attention of numerous home décor manufacturers since 1995, featuring her designs on everything from wallpaper to rugs, fabrics to kitchenware, becoming one…

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Anna Von Lattorff

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June 21 @ 6:22 am

Anna von Lattorff was born in Austria, Europe. The surroundings of beautiful architecture and the vibrant art scene of Vienna triggered Anna’s intense interest for art. She went on to study studio art and psychology at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. After traveling South America and studying mural art in Brussels,…

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Richard Terpolilli

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June 21 @ 6:22 am

Richard Terpolilli was raised in the Finger Lakes Region in upstate New York. Following military service in the 60’s, he attended the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. Richard’s career was in hospital pharmacy administration, clinical education, and on faculty at Brown University Medical School and the University of…

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Valerie Sun

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June 21 @ 6:22 am

​Valerie Sun, originally from Detroit, Michigan, moved to Tampa, Florida in 1976 and graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Architecture. She and her husband started their own architecture company, The Sun Group. She has tutored and assisted teaching children for over twenty-five years and obtained a…

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Ronald Shaw

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June 21 @ 6:22 am

Ronald Shaw is a studio potter and teacher living and working in West Palm Beach, FL. His current body of work is being made using several different construction techniques to create pieces on a large scale, including hand building and sculpting, wheel-throwing, stacking and assembling, and coil and paddle using…

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Tracey Roedl

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June 21 @ 6:22 am

Tracey Roedl has a long and diverse history in the jewelry industry. Her childhood passion for her great aunt’s jewelry dressing table was peaked during a silversmithing and goldsmithing class in high school. She went on to do brief studies at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Colorado Rocky Mountain School.…

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Barbara Powell

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June 21 @ 6:22 am

​Barbara Powell is originally from Western Massachusetts. She received her B.A. from Smith College and later a M. A. from the University of Rhode Island.  Barbara’s professional career spans over 20 years in water resource management at the state, county and local level. Throughout this time, she has defined her…

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Lisa MacNamara

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June 21 @ 6:22 am

Lisa questioned what it was to be an artist – she still ponders that question currently in the MFA painting program at FAU. Challenging herself with all aspects of painting and 3D work, Lisa has a passion for teaching creativity. Her early college years included biology, exercise science, and psychology.…

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Chad Steve

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June 21 @ 6:22 am

Director of Ceramics Chad R. Steve was born and raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He received his BFA from University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2009 he moved to Hawaii and received his MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa. While living there, he worked at the University as an adjunct professor…

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Jet Orsi

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June 21 @ 6:22 am

Curatorial Assistant Jet Orsi was born in Omaha, Nebraska and had lived in 4 different states before the age of 9. Her love of art was born from all that she saw moving as often as she did in her youth. This love drove her to get her BFA and…

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