Faculty & Staff

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Faculty

Tom Bancroft

Artist in Residence

After attending the prestigious California Institute of the Arts, Tom Bancroft worked for Walt Disney Feature Animation (now known as Walt Disney Animation Studios) as a supervising animator for 12 years. During this time he worked on films like “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Lion King”, “Aladdin”, “Pocahontas”, “Mulan”, “Tarzan”...

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615.966.6004 (ext. 6004)

Cliff Eanes Tierney

Chair, Visual Arts
Associate Professor

Cliff Tierney is an artist and currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Art at Lipscomb University where he chairs the Visual Arts Department. Professionally, his work has been shown both regionally and nationally in commercial and university galleries. Tierney received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Savannah...

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615.966.6282 (ext. 6282)

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Associate Professor

Rocky Horton received his undergraduate education at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. He received an MFA in studio art from West Virginia University in December of 2003. Since that time he has served as an Associate Professor of Art at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Horton is an internationally exhibiting...

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615.966.5266 (ext. 5266)

Angela Lee

Assistant Professor

Angela D. Lee’s specialty is graphic design, and her personal studio practice encompasses not only graphic design, but vector art, photography and video art dealing with themes of ancestry, identity and the search for a homeplace. In addition to work for Eli Lilly, Vanderbilt University and Mapco, Lee has also...

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615.966.5219 (ext. 5219)

Staff

Mia Jaye Jackson

Administrative Assistant

Mia Jaye Thomas serves as the gallery assistant for the John C. Hutcheson gallery and the administrative assistant for the School of Art and Design, which is comprised of the departments of Visual Arts and Fashion. In addition to managing the office, Thomas is currently working on earning her MBA...

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615.966.5813 (ext. 5813)

Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty

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John Hill graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta. Later he got married and lived all over the country, but mostly in Los Angeles. Currently he’s finishing his thesis to receive his MFA from the Academy of Art University. Hill worked on a variety of projects, such as a reality...

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Adjunct Faculty

Earning her MFA from American University in Washington D.C., Mandy Rogers Horton also studied at Anderson University, (Indiana), The Queen’s University of Belfast and The Chautauqua Institute (New York). Her work has been exhibited in Nashville, Louisville, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Madison, Wis. and elsewhere. She is the recipient of Tennessee...

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Brian Jobe

Brian Russell Jobe is an American artist working in sculpture, installation, and public art. His solo exhibitions/projects have been on view at venues such as Mixed Greens Gallery (New York), Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio, the University of Wyoming, the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and...

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Mandy Jones

Mandy Jones grew up as Amanda Joy Brown in Michigan. Escaping the cold winters, she moved to the South and studied painting at Harding University, continuing on to earn an MFA in the painting program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She currently works out of her studio...

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Maureen O'Brien

Maureen O'Brien studied illustration and visual design at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University in Michigan, and the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Working out of her home studio in Franklin, O'Brien provides illustration and design for corporate, editorial and advertising...

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Jennifer Pepper

Adjunct Faculty

Originally from Louisville, Ky., Jennifer Pepper calls Franklin, Tennessee home after 13 years in Dallas, Texas. She is a professional artist that exhibits her mixed media work (including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, and video) in group and solo shows nationally. Pepper has worked in the visual arts her entire adult...

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John Pomeroy is an American animator, producer, writer, and painter. He attended Art Center College of Design from 1971-73, majoring in illustration. He was hired by the Walt Disney Company in 1973 as an animation trainee. After six months in the training program, he was assigned to animate on the...

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GraceAnn Visser

Adjunct Faculty

GraceAnn Visser serves as the current vice president for Tennessee Art Therapy Association, and earned her Master of Arts in art therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Currently, she is in her sixth year as an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University. She also acts...

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Donna Woodley is a painter whose most recent works merge the examination of black culture and fine art. She decided to pursue her life goal of a working visual artist after 20 years of working as an accountant. This journey has sparked her passion for painting currently informed by discourse...

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