DEAN OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Jeff received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA in painting and drawing from American University in Washington, D.C. He has also studied at Chautauqua School of Art, The Vermont Studio School, and the Lorenzo di Medici School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. His work has been exhibited nationally and has won numerous awards. Jeff began teaching at Ringling in 1998 and became the Head of the Illustration Department in 2012 and was appointed the Dean of Undergraduate Studies in January, 2016. He recently served as the Co-Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Before coming to Ringling, he taught painting at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He was an original member of sARTq, a grass-roots artists collective that hosted community-based outreach events from 2009 to 2012. Jeff is the proud owner of an excessive number of eclectic bikes and Italian coffee machines. In his free time, he bikes, cooks for friends, and enjoys a good cup of coffee.