Joel A Whitaker

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Joel A Whitaker

Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty

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Professor Whitaker holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Art from the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama and a Master of Fine Art in Studio Art from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. In 1990 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa and in 1993 he joined the faculty of the University of Dayton, where he currently holds the rank of Professor.

He has over 25 years experience in visual arts higher education, arts administration (serving as department chair and the coordinator for the area of photography), curatorial work (working with university and community galleries), community service (serving as Board President of DVAC and working with Stivers School of the Arts and K12 Gallery) and over 30 years experience in the making of photographs and photo related works. He has remained active in photography through his teaching, ongoing study of the medium, development of photographic projects, and the pursuit of exhibition outlets.

In 2009 he was one of eight Ohio photographers selected to participate in a NEH funded re-photographic survey of FSA photographs of Ohio. In 2008 his work was highlighted in the Elements of Photography, and in 2006, his work was selected for inclusion in Photography Now/One Hundred Portfolios – An International Survey of Contemporary Photography. His work is in several public collections, has been exhibited extensively in the US, and received several state, regional, and university grants.  

Terminal Degree

M.F.A. in Photography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL