Our faculty is a group of active artists who exhibit and work regularly in the professional arts, education and research and development fields and have received numerous awards and grants from private foundations and government programs, both in the U.S. and abroad. Although they are listed below within their major areas of specialization, the faculty encourages a multi-disciplinary work environment and may advise students in areas other than those listed below.


Laurel Beckman
Professor (Digital Intermedia, Public Space Arts, Experimental Video/Animation)
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Email: beckman at arts dot ucsb dot edu

Jane Callister
Professor (Painting, Drawing)
M.F.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Email: jane at arts dot ucsb dot edu

Kip Fulbeck
Professor (Narrative, Performative Studies)
M.F.A., University of California, San Diego

Colin Gardner
Professor (Critical Theory & Integrative Studies)
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Email: gardner at arts dot ucsb dot edu

Dick Hebdige
Department Chair
Professor (Theory and Criticism)
Professor, Department of Film Studies
M.A., Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies, England.
Email: hebdige at arts dot ucsb dot edu

Lisa Jevbratt
Professor (Net Art/New Media)
M.F.A., San Jose State University
Email: jevbratt at arts dot ucsb dot edu

Jane Mulfinger
Professor (Sculpture)
M.A., Royal College of Art, London
Email: mulfinger at arts dot ucsb dot edu

Harry Reese
Professor (Print, Book Arts)
M.A., Brown University
Email: reese at arts dot ucsb dot edu

Richard Ross
Professor (Photography)
M.F.A., University of Florida, Gainesville
Email: rross at arts dot ucsb dot edu

Kim Yasuda
Professor (Sculpture/New Forms)
M.F.A., University of Southern California
Email: yasuda at arts dot ucsb dot edu

Affiliated Faculty

Marcos Novak
Professor (Interactive Media)
Professor, Media Arts and Technology Program
Master of Architecture, Ohio State University
Email: marcos at mat dot ucsb dot edu

Marko Peljhan
Professor (Interdisciplinary studies)
Diploma, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Email: peljhan at arts dot ucsb dot edu

Laurie J. Monahan, PhD
(History of Art and Architecture)

Constance Penley
PhD (Film and Media Studies)

Jennifer M. Sorkin
PhD (History of Art and Architecture)

Sven Spieker
PhD (Germanic and Slavic Studies)


Visiting Lecturers