CVAD Contact Information

Art Building, Room 101  |  Email:  |  Hours  |  Directory
Main Number: 940-565-4001  |  Fax: 940-565-4717

Dean's Suite

Karen Hutzel
Professor, Art Education

Heidi Strobel
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Professor, Art History

Eric Ligon
Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs
​​2012 Distinguished University Professor, Communication Design: Graphic Design


Jennifer Aglio, Executive Assistant, 940-565-4001
Jerry Aul, Senior Administrative Coordinator, 940-565-2587
Mary Braden, Director, Division Budget and Operations, 940-565-4002
Kevin Contreras, College Recruiter, 940-565-4206
Felicia Lewis, Senior Director, Development and Fundraising, 940-369-8042
Monica Scott, Director, Multiplatform Marketing, 940-369-5249
Amanda Weiss, Development Support Coordinator, 940-565-4001


Art Building, Room 230

Department of Art Education

940-369-7559 •
Manisha Sharma, Chair and Professor of Art Education
   Vacant, Senior Administrative Specialist

Department of Art History

940-565-4777 •
Lisa Owen, Interim Chair and Professor of Art History
   Belinda Reyes, Senior Administrative Specialist

Department of Design

940-565-3621 •
Hans-Peter "Hepi" Wachter, Chair and Professor of Interior Design
   Diane Chenault, Senior Administrative Specialist
   xRez Lab • 940-369-5933

Department of Studio Art

940-369-7671 •
Nicole Foran, Chair and Professor of Studio Art
   Angela Vanecek, Senior Administrative Specialist
   Lindsey Bass, Woodshop • 940-369-7246
   Valerie Hancock, Ceramics Lab • 940-369-6509
   Sarah Loch-Test, Metal and Jewelry Arts Lab • 940-565-3691
   Jeffrey McClung, Sculpture Shop • 940-565-4006
   Clarissa Gonzalez, Printmaking Lab • 940-565-3682
   Kristina Smith, Photography Lab • 940-565-4727



940-369-7264 •
Binod Shrestha
Director, Foundations
   Kay Seedig, Visual Arts Technician
   Monica Prado, Visual Arts Technician

Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies 

Art Building, Room 101
940-565-4001 •
Heidi Strobel, Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs & Professor, Art History


Art Building, Room 162
940-565-4316 •
Stefanie Dlugosz-Acton, Curator • 940-369-8914
   Holly Hutzell, Galleries Registrar • 940-565-4005

IT Services 

Art Building, Room 370
940-565-4522 •
Michael Baggett, Senior Information Technology Support Manager
   Kacey Close, Computer Lab Manager
   Christa Grogan, Visual Arts Tech., Fabrications Labs Manager
   Matt Kernan, Cross-functional Support Specialist
   Yonathan Khoe, Senior Systems Administrator
   Ursula Williams, Cross-Functional IT Support Supervisor

Student Support

Academic Advising

Art Building, Room 232
940-565-2216 •
Erin Donahoe-Rankin, Director, Academic Advising
   Lana Gee, Advising Office Support Associate

Career Coaches • UNT Career Center + CVAD

 Marcy Bishop-Lilley, Art Building, Room 220E

Jill Gower, Art Building, Room 220D

Onstead Institute for Visual Arts and Design

Art Building, Room 101
940-565-3954 •
Peter Hyland, Program Director
   Kim Willis, Senior Administrative Coordinator

Texas Fashion Collection

405 S. Welch St., Suite 102, Denton, TX 76201
940-565-2732 •
Annette Becker, Curator 
Ailie Pankonien, Collection Manager


Note: Should you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability to fully participate in a CVAD event, please contact the CVAD Dean's Office,, 940-565-4001. For voice access, dial 1-800-RELAYTX (735-2989). Please make the request as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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