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  • David S. EfurdDavid S. Efurd, Associate Professor
    B.F.A., Cornell University
    M.A., University of Georgia
    Ph.D., Ohio State University
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    Dr. Efurd teaches courses on Asian art and Western art. He holds a B.F.A. degree from Cornell University, an M.A. in art history from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in history of art from the Ohio State University. With South Asia as his field of specialty, Efurd studies early Buddhist monasteries carved directly into the stone cliffs of western India. His research encompasses the interaction of peoples in the ancient western Deccan and the resulting artistic and architectural forms hewn from the living rock. A recipient of the Fulbright-Hays Award, Efurd has lived in India and traveled to many of the archaeological sites he teaches in his classes. His training in the arts informs his understanding of both ancient and contemporary artistic techniques.
    goddardnrNathan Goddard, Adjunct Professor of Studio Art
    M.F.A., University of the Arts
    B.F.A., University of New Mexico
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    Nathan Goddard was born in Grand Rapids, MI, and has lived all around the country and traveled widely throughout Europe and Japan. He received his BFA in Studio Art and Land Art from the University of New Mexico.  It was in the American Southwest that he began to see the greater potential of earth and materials in his paintings and installations. His investigation of alternative materials and ceramics has continued through his MFA work at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

    He was awarded the Michigan Governor’s Award for Arts in Culture in 2007, commissioned to paint a community mural for the Creston Neighborhood Association in 2009, awarded the Jurors Award for Painting at the Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids, MI, in 2009, and was a recipient of multiple merit scholarships at the University of the Arts.

    Nathan has taught ceramics to adults, college students, and youth at Kendall College of Art and Design and Stepping Stones Montessori School. In 2015-16, Nathan worked in Skælskør, Denmark at Guldagergaard, a Ceramic Research Center, as the Kiln Yard Technician. Since his return to the States, he has been Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Wofford. His life is dedicated to educating others in the arts and moving the visual art language forward.

    Karen H. GoodchildKaren H. Goodchild, Professor and Chair
    B.A., University of Georgia
    M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
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    Dr. Goodchild, Chair of the Art and Art History Department, is a specialist in Italian Renaissance art. She also teaches Ancient and Classical Art, African Art, Gender in Early Modern Art, the Senior Capstone in Art History, First Year Humanities seminars, and Community Engagement in the Arts. She recently has taught interims abroad in Greece and Rome. She was co-founder of the Gender Studies Program at Wofford. Her current research interests include the 16th century artist and art theorist Giorgio Vasari, intersections between early modern medicine and art, and landscape theory. She is currently co-editing Art and the Verdant Earth, a volume of essays on the concept of green in Renaissance art, which will be published by Amsterdam University Press in the spring of 2018 (co-editors: April Oettinger and Leopoldine Prosperetti). Her other recent scholarship includes: Naturalism and Antiquity in VasariVerzure," to be published in Art and the Verdant Earth“Masaccio, Andrea del Sarto, and Il Lasca: The Sausage School of Florence,” in Source: Notes in the History of Art, Spring/Summer 2017; “Source and Meanings: Bronzino’s Wandering Eye,” in Source, Winter 2016; and, in 2015, a book review: "Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence,” eds. Gretchen A. Hirschauer and Dennis Geronimus, Ashgate/ Lund Humpheries. Along with Curator Youmi Efurd, Dr. Goodchild recently curated the photography exhibition Delano and Lange in Spartanburg."
    Peter L. SchmunkPeter L. Schmunk, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Garrison Professor of the Humanities
    B.Mus., University of Washington
    M.Mus., Ph.D., Ohio University
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    Dr. Schmunk teaches courses on nineteenth-century, Baroque, and Medieval art, as well as the history of architecture. He holds B.A. and B.Mus. degrees from the University of Washington and the M.Mus. and Ph.D. in comparative arts from Ohio University. His interdisciplinary research on the influence of musical culture on nineteenth-century painting has produced articles on Van Gogh, Corot, Whistler, and Redon, and a book, The Arts Entwined: Music and Painting in the Nineteenth Century. He has been invited to speak in Lucca, Italy, in November 2018 on this research interest. An avid hiker, backpacker, and cultural traveler, Professor Schmunk frequently exhibits his creative work in photography. He has exhibited abstract photographs coupled with haiku by Wofford English professor Deno Trakas and will present a show of photographs on the theme of music at the Spartanburg Art Museum in May of 2018. Schmunk has led Wofford students on twenty travel-study projects during the January Interim term, most recently to the Mediterranean islands of Sicily, Sardinia, and Malta. His photography website may be found at cultureandlandscape.com.
    scottfelderjmJessica Scott-Felder, Assistant Professor of Studio Art
    M.F.A., Georgia State University
    B.A., Spelman College
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    Jessica Scott-Felder is a visual and performance artist from Atlanta, Georgia. She is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art and teaches Drawing, Design, Figure Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Senior Capstone in the Department of Art and Art History at Wofford. She completed her undergraduate studies in Studio Art at Spelman College, earned an MFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking from Georgia State University, and studied experimental printmaking at the Santa Reparata School of Art in Florence, Italy. 

    Jessica’s latest performance art piece, Adornment, was featured in the group exhibition Africa Forecast at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta, and it was also featured in the 2017 edition of the Emergency Index, a nationally distributed performance art catalog. She was the 2017 featured visiting artist at Ithaca College in New York, where she presented her artistic research on Black Matter, an installation based on black hole physics, American folklore, Afrofuturism and imagination. Her drawings have been featured in nationally and internationally recognized spaces such as the A.I.R. Gallery in New York and the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia. Her work is featured in private and corporate collections in Spartanburg, Cambridge, the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta, and New York.

    Michael WebsterMichael D. Webster, Assistant Professor of Studio Art
    B.F.A., East Carolina University  
    M.F.A., School of the Arts Institute of Chicago
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    Michael Webster is an artist and educator whose work investigates the social organization of space. Most recently, he has been involved with concepts of development, history, and rational organization of cities. The output from his work often takes the form of site-specific interventions, installation art, objects, and photographs. As an educator, Professor Webster teaches Studio Art courses related to sculpture and three-dimensional concerns. His courses incorporate a wide range of materials and processes relying on traditional and extended media; from recent digital fabrication and modeling techniques to the ancient processes of mold-making and casting. He is dedicated to growing the Studio Art area at Wofford and introducing a wider range of opportunities for students in the near future.