ART Faculty & Staff
Dr. Kristin Baxter | Associate Professor of Art, Coordinator of the Art Education Program
Art and Child Development
Art in Alternative Settings
Art Processes and Structures
Curriculum and Instruction
Student Teaching Seminar
Imagination and Creativity in Young Children
Modern Art History
First Year Seminar
Special Topics: Museum Studies
Kristin Baxter, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Art and Coordinator of the Art Education Program joined the faculty at Moravian College in 2009. She completed her degrees at New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study (B.A., Liberal Arts, 1993); Case Western Reserve University in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art (M.A., Art History and Museum Studies, 1995); and Teachers College Columbia University (Ed.D., Art and Art Education, 2005). Her publications appear in the scholarly, peer-reviewed journals Art Education, Teaching Artist Journal, International Journal of Art and Design Education and School Arts. Her book, Creating Vibrant Art Lesson Plans: A Teacher's Sketchbook was published by Teachers College Press, Columbia University, in Spring 2019. Also in 2019,her article "Using Preschool through Secondary Art Education Lesson Plans for Understanding Personal Conceptions of Art Learning and Teaching" was included in INSEA 2019 World Congress Proceedings, published by INSEA Publications. Her article "Three Ways to Find the Unicorns and Rainbows in Art Education Lesson Plans" was included in Teachers College Press Blog, February 18, 2019. In Press: "Nurturing Creativity through Murals with Teens who are Adjudicated", School Arts Magazine, Davis Publications. Accepted, pending revisions: "Material Investigations: The Role of Research and Play in Beginner Art Courses in Higher Education", Art Education: The Journal of the National Art Education Association. Her previous book entitled, Recollections of family photographs from five generations: The role of narrative and reflexivity in organizing experience was published in 2009 by VDM-Verlag.
Among her recent presentations are: Using preschool through secondary art education lesson plans for understanding personal conceptions of teaching and learning, International Society for Education through Art, World Congress, Audain Art Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA, 2019; and Re-Imagining the Lesson Planning Process as Source of Creativity and Robust Learning, American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, Birmingham, AL, 2019.
Dr. Baxter is a practicing artist who works in a variety of art mediums, such as encaustic, knitting, and collage. She exhibits her work regularly with the Allentown Arts Collective and in shows at Moravian College. Recent group exhibitions include "Making Time: Delegates' Digital Exhibition", Audain Art Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; "Flux: Wax in All Forms", Arts Benecia, CA; and "Teaching Artists Exhibition", Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA. She has also exhibited her work at ArtSpace Gallery, Pocono Arts Council, East Stroudsburg, PA; Cummings Art Gallery at Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA; Antonio Salemme Foundation Gallery, Allentown; Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA; New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA; Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York.
She is on the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association and serves as Advocacy Chair.
Dr. Baxter works closely with students in many ways. She is the advisor to the student-run Moravian College Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). She has supervised two HONORS projects and seven SOAR projects (Student Opportunities for Academic Research), working with nine different students. These SOAR research projects have provided students with more than $36,000 in SOAR funding and invaluable hands-on research opportunities.
Angela Fraleigh | Professor of Art
Advanced Studio Seminar
Angela Fraleigh earned her MFA from Yale University School of Art and her BFA from Boston University. Her solo exhibitions include Hirschl & Adler Modern and PPOW Gallery in New York, Inman Gallery in Houston and Peters Projects in Santa Fe. She has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and has been the recipient of several awards and residencies including the Yale University Alice Kimball English grant, The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE among others.
Fraleigh has created site-specific solo projects for the Edward Hopper House Museum, the Vanderbilt Mansion Museum, the Everson Museum of Art and the Delaware Art Museum. Fraleigh looks forward to an upcoming solo exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. She currently lives in Allentown, PA, where she is Full Professor at Moravian College.
Susan Morelock | Assistant Professor of Photography and Media
Digital Photography 1, 2, 3
Digital Video 1, 2
Black-and-White Photography 1
Special Topics in Photography and Video
First Year Writing Seminar
Susan Morelock is an artist based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Her practice explores photography and video, and is concerned at once with beauty and theory. Her work has been widely exhibited in venues across the United States as well as in Italy and South Korea. Her photographs have been published in outlets including the Humble Arts Foundation and The New Yorker. Among her awarded grants and residencies are Artist in Residence at ChaNorth, Pine Plains, NY; Teaching Artist in Residence at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY; Artist in Residence at Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY; and the Faculty Research and Development Grant at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA. She received her BFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, her MA in visual and critical studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA from Columbia University.
Camille Murphy | Associate Professor of Art, Acting Department Chair, & Head, Graphic and Interactive Design Track
Introduction to Graphic Design
Graphic and Interactive Design Practice
Graphic and Interactive Design Internship
Camille Murphy is a Designer and Design Director with a specialty in branding and marketing. She has over twenty years of experience working in publishing, marketing and entertainment design. Her former client list includes Sony, HBO, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Penguin Books, Upperdeck, New York City Public Schools, and Barnes and Noble. Camille holds a Masters in Communication Design from Pratt Institute. In addition to teaching at Moravian, Camille continues to practice design at her studio, Hammer + Nail in New York City. She has previously taught as a part-time professor at NYU, Pratt and Parsons, The New School for Design.
Natessa Amin | Assistant Professor of Practice
Painting I and II
Drawing I and II
Art in Public Places
Natessa Amin (b. Easton, PA, 1987) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice explores the hybrid nature of identity through painting, drawing, sculpture, and site-specific installation. Based in Philadelphia, Amin earned her BFA in Painting from Boston University (2010) and MFA from the University of Pennsylvania (2015). She is the co-director of FJORD Gallery in Philadelphia and a full-time faculty member at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA. Amin’s solo and two-person exhibitions include Dancing on the Water Tank at the Philip & Muriel Berman Museum of Art (2017), Past is a Place at the HUB Gallery at Moravian College (2016), We Can’t Say What We’ve Seen at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles (2018), and a scheduled exhibition (October 2019) at Ortega Y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn. She has shown work in group exhibitions at Hangar H18 Gallery, Brussels; Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn; Distillery Gallery, Boston; Benaco Arte, Sirmione, Italy; and at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Pilot Projects, and CFEVA in Philadelphia. Amin has been awarded residencies at the Fabric Workshop and Museum (2016), Wassaic Project (2017), Lacawac Sanctuary & Biological Field Station (2018), and the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts (2019).
Jan Ciganick | Adjunct Professor, Art History
Art History Survey: Caves to Cathedrals
Art History Survey: Renaissance to Abstraction
Independent Studies in Renaissance Art
Independent Studies in History of Architecture
Independent Studies in American Art
Jan Ciganick teaches Art History Survey and independent studies in Renaissance Art, History of Architecture, and American Art. She received her bachelors from Virginia Commonwealth University, studied abroad at Boston University Overseas, and received her masters from St. Joseph’s University.
Jan is also a watercolor landscape painter who specializes in portraits of homes and historic buildings. She has clients throughout the region and is a regular participant in regional art festivals, such as Tinicum Art Festival, Erwinna, Bucks County, and Saucon Creek Art Fair. She has had solo shows at Reading Community College and Stroudsmoor Country Inn, and she has participated in group shows at Allentown Art Museum, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Serious Business 1 and 2 at Northampton Community College, Face Value: A Self-Portrait Show at Bethlehem City Hall, The Baum School of Art, and other venues.
Renzo Faggioli | Adjunct Professor, Ceramics
Renzo Faggioli, ceramist-in-residence, has been a member of the Moravian College art faculty since the 1970s. After studying at the State Scuola Ceramica Della Robbia in Florence, he pursued advanced study in the United States. Mr. Faggioli completed his studies at Alfred University, New York, and Carnegie-Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA. His work has been shown at many major exhibitions and shows throughout the eastern United States and Europe. His work has been featured in solo shows at Allentown Art Museum, Baum School of Art, Holland Gallery in West Chester, and Hoopla Gallery in Bethlehem. He exhibits widely throughout the region and internationally. In April, 2004, he received the Allentown Arts Ovation Award for the Visual Arts. He also teaches ceramics at The Baum School of Art.
Christina Galbiati | Adjunct Professor, Graphic and Interactive Design
Intro to Graphic Design
Graphic Design History
Tina has been a practicing graphic designer for over twenty years. She has designed for needlecraft brand Bucilla Corporation; Musselman Advertising (where she worked on ad and marketing campaigns for Lafayette Ambassador Bank, Edwards/Virginia Business Systems and Trexler Trust); Taylor and Francis; and currently her own studio where she has created projects for Das Awkscht Fescht, The Brain Show and Appleseed Recordings. She is also an artist, and developed a collage art/illustration aesthetic to express the importance of tangible communication. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in Louisiana, Pennsylvania and New York City. She also lends her time and talent for several organizations and causes, recently designing a diversity-themed mural for the Hazleton Integration Project.
Tina received her MFA from Marywood University, and BFA from Kutztown University. She has been an adjunct professor at Lehigh University, Kutztown and Marywood. She lives and works in Hazleton Pennsylvania, and teaches part-time at Moravian College and Penn State Lehigh Valley.
Jeff Hurwitz | Adjunct Professor, Photography
Black-and-White Photography 1, 2, 3
Historic Photo Processes 1, 2
Art of the Lens
Jeff Hurwitz received his MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and has served on the faculty of the Art Department since 1987. As a member of a community of artists with a special interest in bringing historic 19th century photographic process together with modern methods and materials as a contemporary means of 21st century image making, he developed and teaches the popular U1 LinC course, Historic Photographic Processes.
He is an established artist, educator, juror and curator. His work as an artist has been exhibited internationally in venues ranging from the East Coast of the United States, including New York and Philadelphia, to the Province of Tianjin in China and can be found in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Allentown Art Museum as well as numerous private collections.
Selections from his list of solo exhibitions include “Jeff Hurwitz: Photographs," Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia; "Jeff Hurwitz: Recent Photographs" Philadelphia University; and "Jeff Hurwitz, New Work 1987-2001," Saint Joseph’s University Art Gallery, Philadelphia.
Among his extensive number of group exhibitions are “Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image”, James A Michener Museum; "Prized Impressions" and "Work from the Collection: Philadelphia Photographers," both Philadelphia Museum of Art, "Pennsylvania Photographers" 9 and 10, Allentown Art Museum; “City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Invitational Exhibition”, Philadelphia; and many others.
Reviews of his work as an artist/educator, juror and curator has been featured in articles in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Photo Review, Art Matters, The Morning Call, The Easton Express Times and the subject of an interview on Public Radio’s “Public Access” show from WXPN radio in Philadelphia. He has been honored with numerous grants and awards for his work as an artist and educator and a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship.
Martha Kearns | Adjunct Professor, Art History
Art History Survey: Caves to Cathedrals
Art History Honors Faculty Advisor
Martha Kearns has been a member of the Moravian College art history faculty since 2003. She is also an author, playwright, and former Co-Founding and Executive Director of a non-profit community arts organization serving the inner-city neighborhood of Frankford, Philadelphia. She is the author of Käthe Kollwitz: Woman and Artist (1976, 1977, and 1991) and art historical and critical reviews published in Sculpture Magazine, Connoisseur, New Art Examiner, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Since December 2016, she has been an art reviewer for Artblog, and from 2009 – 2010, she was a Broadway play critic for ICON. She has also taught at Lehigh University, Tyler School of Art/Temple University, and University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Academic and other awards include Fulbright, Antioch University Research Fellowship to Rome, Independent Video Purchase Prize by WHYY-PBS TV 12, Citation for Citizenship, City of Philadelphia, Playwright Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Business and Arts Partnership Award by the Arts and Business Council of Philadelphia, Blue Mountain Artists' Colony, First Prize, New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest, and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who in 2019.
In Fall 2019, Professor Kearns curated the exhibition “Wole Lagunju: Contemporary African Meets Traditional” in Payne Gallery, on view from August 29 – October 19, 2019. Previously, she curated the Payne Gallery exhibition “Elizabeth Catlett and Francisco Mora, Betty and Poncho: Prints and Paintings,” on view from December 5, 2002 – January 19, 2003.
Sculpture Magazine article, 1999, Elizabeth Catlett: The Spirit of Form
Review of the first retrospective of the sculpture of Elizabeth Catlett, recipient of The International Sculpture Society's Lifetime Achievement Award
Angela Kilburg | Adjunct Professor, UX-UI
UX-UI (User Experience - User Interface)
Angela Kilburg is a Visual and Interactive Designer at Alloy5, a multi-disciplinary design firm in Bethlehem, PA. After interning with the firm while a Moravian student, Angela joined the firm after graduation as a member of the graphic design department and internal marketing team. She has worked on logo designs, infographics, and social media campaigns as well as the Alloy5’s website redesign, new business proposals, and advertising efforts.
During her sophomore year at Moravian, Angela was awarded first place in the Society of Publication Designer's National Student Design Competition for her work on a magazine feature, “How to Build a Terrarium Like a Pro.” The award is one of the most prestigious honors bestowed on an undergraduate, and was a surprising success at such an early stage of her career. Through the competition, Angela won an internship with Bloomberg Businessweek in New York City.
Angela’s senior thesis project, Le Studio App, was recognized on both national and local levels. Le Studio is a dancewear line embedded with motion-capture technology that wirelessly sends movement and fitness data—heart rate, muscle temperature, endurance levels, and movement intensity—to an app. For her thesis, Angela created a prototype of the app, a branding and style guide, and social media campaign with original photography. The project was named a semifinalist in the national 2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. It also received a Gold Addy Award for mobile app and a Silver Addy for social media campaign from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Advertising Federation.
Ashley Kuhn | Adjunct Professor, Studio Art
Drawing I and II
Special Topics: Interdisciplinary Studio
Ashley Kuhn is a visual artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kuhn was born in Memphis, Tennessee and received her BFA at the University of Memphis. She moved to Philadelphia to pursue an MFA, which she received from the University of Pennsylvania. She has shown internationally in Brussels, Belgium as well as nationally at: The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR; Material Artspace in Memphis, TN; and the Ice Box Project Space in Philadelphia.
In addition to teaching at Moravian College, she also teaches courses at Lincoln University: Intro to Computer Arts, Beginning Animation, and Drawing I.
David E Leidich | Director of Payne Gallery,
Curator of the Permanent Collection
David Leidich is a museum specialist with 30 years of experience producing over 175 exhibitions for Moravian College and other cultural institutions. He is a recognized authority on the Pennsylvania Impressionists and the New Hope School of painting. Leidich also serves as curator of Moravian College's 275-year-old permanent collection of American Art. During his tenure at Moravian, he has developed relationships with prominent lenders including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, and the Jewish Museum, Prague.
He is a member of the American Association of Museums, The Association of College and University Museums and Galleries, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, the Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations, and the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges. He received his BA in Fine Art from Bloomsburg University and Certificate in Museum Executive Management from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
“A college art gallery is an essential part of an academic institution that encourages an appreciation and understanding of the visual arts. I have found that involving students directly in the process of installing, selecting, and exhibiting art instills within them a sense of pride both in the college as well as in themselves.” —David Leidich
Jack Myers | Adjunct Professor, Graphic and Interactive Design
Jack is a designer, educator, and multimedia artist. His local business currently provides advertisement services for small and large clients. As part of the adjunct faculty of Moravian's art department, he teaches courses in the graphic and interactive design track. He received his MFA in Graphic and Interactive Design from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, and his BS in Industrial Design from The University of the Arts.
From Jack: “Bold Graphic Communication and Innovative Problem Solving exist in my work to forge unexplored connections between Design, Product and Art.”
Dr. Debra Torok | Artist-Lecturer of Music and Adjunct Professor
Artists as Activists
Debra Torok, Ph.D. began teaching Artists as Activists for the Moravian College Art Department in the fall of 2011. The International Visions Gallery in Washington, DC auctioned select posters from this course in 2012 and additional class posters were displayed at Amnesty International conferences in Washington, DC and New York in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In addition to being a music faculty member at Moravian College, Dr. Torok taught at New York University and Lehigh University. Her piano recordings, available on iTunes, are heard internationally. She has made appearances on PBS and has been featured on NPR. She participated in the creation of the PBS documentary Make a Joyful Noise, narrated by Charles Osgood, and served as music consultant for this production. One of her musicals was featured at the 2009 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. She is an activist and charter member of Artists for Amnesty International.
Luke Wynne | Adjunct Professor, Digital Photography
Mr. Wynne’s photographic career began in NYC where his work appeared in Andy Warhol’s Interview, New York Magazine, and Cosmopolitan. He moved to Los Angeles in 1980 where he was an editorial, portrait and movie photographer. Selected Films include: Internal Affairs (Paramount), Encino Man (Disney), The Guardian (Universal) Feds (Warner Bros.) and Trouble in Mind (Island Films). Portraits include: Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Gere, Dennis Hopper, Andy Garcia and Kris Kristofferson. His editorial work continued on the West coast with the magazines Shape, New West, Voici (France), Oggi (Italy) and TelePoche (France).
While living in Italy from 1999 to 2011, he conducted portrait workshops and advanced photography courses for Il Punto Focale and Comunicamondo Associazione Culturale. Exhibitions in Italy include: Places I’ve Done Time - Tao Gallery, Hollywood Exposed - Galleria Alle Quercia, Bella Donna… belladonna - Bascillica Palladiana and Ritratto - Villa Lattes.
After returning to the USA and moving to Easton PA, Luke received the National Endowment for the Arts (everyday – 2011). Group shows include: Santa Bannon Gallery, Bethlehem; FUSE, Allentown; Grossman Gallery, Easton and The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT. Solo shows: Nurture Nature Center Gallery, Easton (Silk Mill Variations – 2012), New Arts Program, Kutztown (Optic Nerve – 2013); Banana Factory - Crayola Gallery, Bethlehem - seventy portraits of Lehigh Valley artists (Artists in Residence – 2015).
In 2017 Luke was an exhibitor and curator of the Allentown Art Museum exhibition Allentown X 7: Photographic Explorations. He is also a founding member of the photographic corporative Frame 37.
Doug Zucco | Adjunct Professor, Studio Art and Printmaking
Doug Zucco is an artist who works primarily with printmaking and hand-made paper. Doug is also co-founder of White Crow Paper and works with artists developing and producing limited edition books and prints. For the past few years, Doug has been involved in a collaborative project with The New Arts Program in Kutztown, PA, producing books and prints for artists from the program. Doug has also exhibited his own work worldwide, and his work is in many public and private collections. Doug continues to open his studio and paper mill to those artists seeking collaboration in these processes. In 2018, Doug won first prize in Inter-Art VII, the Intercontinental Biennial of Small Graphics, in Romania.
Dr. Diane Radycki | Professor Art History Emerita & Director Payne Gallery Emerita
Diane Radycki received her Ph.D. from Harvard University (1993) with the first dissertation in the Fine Arts Department on a woman artist. She is the author of Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist, Yale University Press, 2013. (“Compelling,” Roberta Smith, The New York Times) In 2018 Dr. Radycki was instrumental in the acquisition by the Museum of Modern Art of Modersohn-Becker’s 1907 Self-Portrait with Two Flowers. (“This is all thanks to you!!!” Ann Temkin, Chief Curator) At the invitation of the museum, Dr. Radycki authored Paula Modersohn-Becker: Self-Portrait (The Museum of Modern Art, 2018), a new volume in the series One on One. This richly illustrated series focuses on single works in the permanent collection, and marks the upcoming opening of the renovated Museum of Modern Art.
Currently Dr. Radycki is editing the diaries of the American artist and critic Sidney Tillim, her late husband. These diaries are part of the large Tillim Archive on deposit at The New York Public Library, and for which she compiled an extensive inventory. The Tillim Archive (113 boxes, 23 volumes) holds works on paper, sketchbooks, correspondence, exhibition records, and publications that, along with the diaries, map the New York art world in the second half of the twentieth century.
The recipient of Fulbright and AAUW fellowships and a Millard Meiss Publication Fund grant, Dr. Radycki has published essays in the Museum of Modern Art’s One-on-One series of monographs, in international exhibition catalogues, as well as in American Artists in Munich (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschicthe), Art Journal (College Art Association), and Make (Goldsmiths/University of London), etc. She served as the first editor and translator of The Letters and Journals of Paula Modersohn-Becker (1980).
Diane Radycki lives in New York City and is Professor of Art History Emerita and Director Emerita of Payne Gallery.