CVA’s faculty create a supportive and challenging environment for students — identifying the strengths of their work, while also encouraging constant improvement. This environment helps students take creative risks as they develop their unique perspectives.

The breadth of faculty expertise, combined with excellent facilities, enables the department to offer a wide range of courses. Students are assigned a faculty advisor within the department as soon as they enroll, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The faculty all excel at maintaining close contacts with alumni and other leaders in the communication and art industries and regularly use both sources of expertise to help shape program offerings.


Charlie Anderson, MFA Associate Professor

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Tiffany J. Bell, Ph.D. Graduate Program Director

Ron Blatz

Ron Blatz Broadcast and Streaming Manager,
Faculty Adviser for VUTV and Studio Manager

Ben Brobst-Renaud Visiting Professor


Elizabeth Douglas, JD Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


Sarah Jantzi, MFA Associate Professor

Laura Krepp

Laura Krepp, MFA Assistant Professor

Paul Oren

Paul Oren Lecturer


Lanie Steinwart, MA, DM Department Chair & Associate Professor


Aimee Tomasek, MFA Associate Professor