Department of Art and Design

Art History


The study of art history explores how societies and individuals have used the visual arts to convey the ideas and values that were important to them. (Read more...)

Geoff Burd

Affiliate Professor, Art 101

Geoff Burd received his B.A. in Art and his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Washington. His M.F.A. in Painting was earned at Central Michigan University. He currently teaches Introduction to Art as part of the General Education Program. Geoffs work explores his experience of the world in line and color re-presenting the forms of nature (including human nature) in the painted surface. As an artist he is concerned with contributing to our subjective understanding of the world in which we live. As a teacher he is concerned with helping his students develop an appreciation for visual art and the significant role it plays in being human.

Contact Information

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  • Phone: (616)331-8162
  • Office: 1112 Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center
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