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Fine and Performing Arts Faculty

Faculty members in the Saint Louis University Department of Fine and Performing Arts are scholars and teachers drawn from creative communities around the region and across the country.

Department Chair
Cathleen A. Fleck, Ph.D.

Art History

SLU’s art history faculty has specializations ranging from Middle Eastern and African-American art to the art of the Medieval Church, pop and contemporary art, and other areas. Its members encourage and support individualized experiences, from internships and travel/study experiences to independent research.

Adjunct Faculty

  • Andrea Miller, M.A. - Masterpieces in Art


SLU’s music faculty are active performers, teachers and scholars in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Each member is committed to the professional and musical development of their students and strives to support them in their specific areas of interest.

Adjunct Faculty

  • Joe Akers, M.M.E. - Trumpet
  • Christine Banda Banks, M.M. - Violin/Viola
  • Lori Barrett-Pagano, M.M. - Voice
  • Paula Bernhardt, M.M. - Flute
  • Grace Fisher, M.M. - Voice
  • Jon Garrett, M.M. - Aural Skills, Conducting, Voice, University Chorale
  • Caroline Hixson, M.M. - Piano
  • Thomas Jöstlein, B.M. - Horn
  • David Kowalczyk, M.M. - Mastersingers
  • Travis Lewis, D.M.A. - Music History and Literature; Jazz Ensemble
  • Sue Martin, M.M. - Piano
  • James Nacy, M.M. - Cello
  • Patrick Rafferty, M.M. - Guitar
  • Jonathan Reycraft, M.M. - Trombone
  • Ted Rubright, M.M. - Percussion
  • Nathan Ruggles, M.M. - Voice
  • Christopher Sakowski, M.A. - Concert Band
  • Wen Shen, M.M. - Piano
  • Mary Gay Spears, D.M.A. - Piano
  • Ruth Stith, M.M. - Piano
  • Dawn Striker, M.M. - Oboe
  • Sue Stubbs, B.A. - Bass
  • Thomas Stubbs, B.M. - Percussion

Studio Art

The studio art faculty are professional artists dedicated to teaching and mentoring students.

Adjunct Faculty

  • Rick Dunn, M.F.A. - Ceramics
  • Brian Lathan, M.F.A. - Computer Art, Printmaking
  • José Guadalupe Garza, M.F.A. - Photography, Social Practice
  • Terri Shay, M.F.A. - Design, Color Theory, Painting
  • Daniel Stumeier, M.F.A. - Drawing, Design
  • Seongyun Watkins-Park, M.F.A. - Drawing, Design, Color Theory


Full-time theatre and dance faculty at SLU hold terminal degrees in their field of specialization and work in the region and across the country. Adjunct faculty is drawn from the talented pool of theatre professionals who live and work in St. Louis.

Adjunct Faculty

  • Joel Moses, M.F.A. - Advanced Acting for the Camera
  • Jennifer Wintzer, M.F.A. 


Adjunct Faculty

  • Jane Tellini, M.F.A. - Jazz Dance Technique; Musical Theatre Dance, Intro to Dance