Arbe Bareis
Fine and Perfoming Arts Specialist
336C Cedar Hall

M.F.A., University of Iowa

Arbe teaches Drawing, Painting, Encounters in Humanities and Art Appreciation. He focuses on classical and contemporary drawing/painting techniques in his courses and feels that any person can learn how to draw/paint if given the necessary techniques and critical thinking skills. He has exhibited nationally and internationally.

Helen Grunewald
Professor, Photography
314 Nielsen Hall

B.A., Univeristy of Iowa
M.A., (Public Affairs) University of Iowa
M.A., (Journalism) University of Iowa

Helen teaches Photography, Photography II and Advanced Black and White Photography. Her main focus is on the tools of photography, including non-silver, traditional silver and digital/inkjet. Helen is interested in documentary photography and development of thematic work.

Doug Hall
322 Nielsen Hall

M.F.A., University of Iowa

Doug teaches Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Art Appreciation. While at the University of Iowa, he held a teaching assistantship under Professor Mauricio Lasansky. Doug majored in Printmaking with a minor in Drawing. Doug has a home studio where he does large and outrageous paintings and drawings.



Joe Hall
Adjunct Faculty
336 Cedar Hall

M.F.A., University of Iowa

Joe teaches Art Appreciation, Digital Photography and Encounters in Humanities. His research investigates the cross-pollination of disciplines. He especially enjoys teaching students basic color theory. Joe's digital media work has been exhibited at the Des Moines Art Center and the Eve Gallery in Seoul, South Korea.

Tonya Kehoe
Iowa City Campus room 343

M.A., University of Iowa

Tonya creates post-pop multi-media acrylic paintings known for their bright messages and masterful use of vintage and contemporary imagery. She favors strong, culturally smart, sexy, playful compositions that express her ideas about human relationships.

Conifer J. Smith
Assistant Professor
Art and Theatre Annex room 106

M.F.A., University of Iowa

Conifer teaches Ceramics and Glass. A professional ceramic artist for more than twenty years, Conifer produces functional pottery as well as sculptural work in ceramics, metal and glass. At Kirkwood, she has built a hot glass shop as well as a Japanese style wood fired kiln.

Rahat Sodaev
Adjunct Faculty
336 Cedar Hall

M.F.A., Moscow Art Institute

Rahat teaches Drawing/Figure Drawing and Painting. He is a professional artist in a wide array of artistic mediums. He spent 14 years learning European classical and contemporary art, and is eager to share his skills with other young artists.

Robert Naujoks
Adjunct Faculty
336 Cedar Hall

M.F.A. (Design), University of Iowa

Bob Naujoks taught art for 30 years at Mount Mercy College (drawing, design, graphic design, typography, sculpture, photography and watercolor). His art reflects his interest in jazz music and spiritual subjects using watercolor, pen & ink, and Prismacolor pencils. He hosts several jazz programs on KCCK-88.3, the Kirkwood radio station.