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Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts


Tao Huang

Assistant Professor, Design

Phone: 618/453-7555
Office location: Pulliam 54

Before joining the faculty of design at SIU, Dr. Tao Huang was an assistant professor of design and former Associate/Summer Chair for the Art & Design Department at Columbia College Chicago. She earned her doctorate in architecture and design full profile >>

Robert A. Lopez

Interim Director of School of Art & Design; Associate Professor, Design

Phone:  618/453-7590
Office location:  Pulliam 52

Rob Lopez is a designer and educator with experience in a wide range of 2D and 3D design. He is also the current Area Head of the SIU Design Program, and is the co-founder of Deft Lunch. He received his BFA and MFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign full profile >>

Aaron Scott

Associate Professor, Design

Phone: (618) 453-7503
Office location:  Pulliam 62

Aaron Scott received an MFA in Industrial Design from Purdue University and a BFA in Three-Dimensional Arts from Weber State University. He has experience in design, marketing and sales, sculpture, and education. As a design professional and educator he identifies innovation full profile >>

Corey Tester

Lecturer, Communication Design

Phone:  618/453-2780
Office location:  Pulliam 51 or 159

In addition to working as a freelance designer and photographer, Corey is a lecturer in the Communication Design program and the School of Art and Design's Visual Resource Specialist. Corey earned his BFA in Communication Design from Southern Illinois University full profile >>

Jason Wonnell

Lecturer, Communication Design

Phone: 618/453-7554
Office location: Pulliam 155

Kay Zivkovich

Professor, Communication Design

Phone:  618/453-7506
Office location:  Pulliam 56

Kay Pick Zivkovich, teaches in the Communication Design program.  Kay earned her B.A. in Art Education, an MFA in Drawing, Printmaking and Painting, and an MS in Education, concentrating on Higher Education and Art Administration from Southern Illinois University full profile >>