KATHRYN ANNE MILLER

 

Pitzer College

1050 N. Mills Ave.

Claremont, California 91711

W: (909) 607-3098 H: (805) 968-3666

kathryn_miller@pitzer.edu

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

M.F.A. Studio Art, University of California, Santa Barbara, California,1992

Emphasis: Sculpture

Mixed media

Photography

 

M. A. Biology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, 1979

Emphasis: Botany

Ecology

Soil science

Thesis: The Effects of Sewage Effluent Irrigation on Nitrogen-fixing Soil Algae

 

B.Sc. Biology, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1975

Emphasis: Invertebrate Zoology

Botany

Physiology

 

Graduate Studies: Master of Fine Arts Program, Syracuse University, 1989-90.

Undergraduate studies: Environmental Design, U.C. Berkeley, 1990

Completion of requirements for a B. A. in Art, Sonoma State University, 1984-1989.

Geology, Plant Pathology, U.C. Berkeley, 1976.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2004-present Professor of Art, (with an interdisciplinary emphasis in environmental studies) Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

 

1999-2004 Associate Professor of Art, Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

 

1993-1999 Assistant Professor of Art, Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

 

1993-2002 Adjunct Faculty Member, Art Department, Claremont Graduate

University, Claremont, California.

 

1992-1993 Lecturer, Art Department, College of Creative Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara, California.

 

1990-1992 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Art Studio Department,

University of California, Santa Barbara, California.

 

1989 Associate Lecturer, Art Department, Syracuse University, N.Y.

 

1987-1989 Instructor, Beginning and Advanced Ceramics, summer sessions, Sonoma State University Extension, California,

 

1989 Teaching Assistant, Drawing, Art Department, Sonoma State University.

 

1977        Graduate Teaching Assistant, Botany laboratory section, Biology Department, Sonoma State University.

 

 

 

 

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

 

INSTRUCTION

Courses taught:

Art

        Beginning Sculpture

        Intermediate and Advanced Sculpture

        Installation/Exhibition

        Senior Projects/Exhibition

        Beginning 2-D Drawing and Design

        Intermediate/Advanced Drawing

        Mixing It Up - Mixed Media Sculpture and Ceramics

        Beginning Ceramics

        Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics

        From Earth-art to Eco-art (Graduate course only)

        Sculptural Objects Functional Art (SOFA)

        Independent Studies with undergraduate students

        Individual units with graduate students

 

Art/Environmental Studies

        Environments Workshop

        Environments, Arts + Action

        Making an Impact : Artists in the Environment

        Field Projects

        Landscape as Art: The Search for Ecological Paradigms

        Plants and People

        Community, Ecology and Design

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

        Completely set up and maintained a sculpture studio. Ordered supplies and materials, purchased and repaired tools.

        Maintained the Salathe Gallery, coordinated shows, and worked with seniors to set up their senior solo exhibitions.

        Served on Graduate MFA Advancement and Thesis committees in art and in environmental studies.

        Academic advisor/mentor to undergraduate students (approx. 50-60 students/year)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

 

        Art Department, Chair

        Environmental Studies Department member and curricular liaison

        Academic Standards Committee, Chair

        Curriculum Committee, Chair

        Campus Aesthetics Committee, Chair

        Academic Events Committee, Chair

        Judicial Committee

        Ad hoc Governance Committee

 

Kathryn Miller

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE continued

 

        ad hoc Facilities Committee (Master Planning for Pitzer campus)

        Faculty searches for tenure-track positions

        Faculty promotions

        Faculty five-year reviews

        WASC Report/Art Department

 

COMPUTER LITERACY

 

PhotoShop

PowerPoint

Digital Imaging

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

 

        Maintaining small native plant gardens on campus and working on campus clean-up days

        Lectures for potential incoming Freshmen

        Alumni Weekend art projects and lectures

        Community tile and mosaic projects, courtyard restoration projects

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

Faculty Research Grant, Pitzer College, Claremont, California 2005

Summer Fellowship in the Social Sciences, Pitzer College, Claremont, California 2004

Faculty Research Grant, Pitzer College, Claremont, California 2003/4

National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2002

Faculty Research Grant, Pitzer College, Claremont, California 2001

Faculty Research Grant, Pitzer College, Claremont, California 2000

Salathe Grant for the Arts, Pitzer College, Claremont, California 1999

Faculty Research Grant, Pitzer College, Claremont, California 1997

Faculty Research Grant, Pitzer College, Claremont, California 1996

Faculty Research Grant, Pitzer College, Claremont, California 1994

 

Research Travel Grant, Academic Senate, University of California, Santa Barbara. 1993

Art Studio Teaching Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara. 1992-93

Thesis Exhibition Presentation, University of California, Santa Barbara. 1992

 

Abrams Award, University of California, Santa Barbara. 1992

William Dole Memorial Graduate Fellowship, U. of California, Santa Barbara. 1991

Art Studio Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara. 1991

Graduate Teaching Assistantships, University of California, Santa Barbara. 1990-92

Full Graduate Tuition Scholarship, Syracuse University, New York. 1989-90

Full Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Syracuse University, New York. 1989-90

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGES

 

Fluent Portuguese

Practical knowledge of Spanish

Practical knowledge of French