Portland State University: School of Art + Design

Juniors, seniors and current or prospective MFA students can book advising appointments here. Freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students should contact the Design, Creativity, and Performance Pathway advisors.

Select an advisor and time slot, and enter your name, telephone number and email address. If you are a current PSU student, PLEASE BRING A DARS TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. The advisors are unable to help you without it. Appointments must be made at least an hour in advance, but no appointment is required for drop-in advising; meeting locations and drop-in hours are listed below each advisor’s name.

Kristine Evans

Kristine Evans is an artist, illustrator and educator creating narrative-image work. She is available as an advisor to Art Practice and Graphic Design students.

30-minute Appointment: Tuesdays 12:00-4:30pm
Kris will be advising via zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/3653767436

Kate Bingaman-Burt

Kate is the Associate Director and Professor of Graphic Design and is happy to help you navigate your way through the exciting (and sometimes confusing) world of internships & jobs, graphic design classes, and connecting with the community both inside and outside the School of Art + Design. Kate’s office is located in the Art Building in the Art Office, 110A.

Drop-In advising: Mondays from 12:00–1:00pm
20-minute Appointment: Mondays from 1:00pm–3:00pm
Kate is happy to meet people in person: Art Office, 110A or via zoom: http://psu.gd/katesroom

Briar Levit

Briar Levit is a print designer focusing on book and publication design. She is the area coordinator for Graphic Design and an advisor for design students. Her office is in the Art Building, Room 121.

Drop-In Advising: Wednesdays 10:00–11:00am
20-minute Appointment: Wednesdays 11:00-11:40am and Thursdays 10:00-11:20am
Briar will be advising via Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/5883462369

Meredith James

Meredith James is an advisor for Graphic Design students. Her area of focus is centered around research and theory. Her office is in the Art Building, Room 154C (in the Art Annex).

Drop-In Advising: Mondays 2:00–3:00pm
30-minute Appointment: Mondays 10:00am–12:00pm
Meredith will be advising via Zoom: http://psu.gd/meredithsroom

Thom Hines

Thom Hines specializes in Interaction Design and is an advisor for Graphic Design students and Sophomore Portfolio Review. His office is in the Art Annex, Room 155.

Drop-In Advising: Wednesdays 2:00–3:00pm
30-minute Appointment: Wednesdays 3:00–5:00pm
Thom will be advising via Zoom:
https://psu.gd/thomsroom/

Sean Schumacher

Sean (he/they) teaches courses in Graphic Design and co-teaches A+D Projects. Sean will be advising fully online via Zoom here: https://psu.gd/seansroom

Drop-In Advising: Tuesdays 9:00–10:00am
30-minute Appointment: Tuesdays 10:00am–12:00pm

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee is a designer and educator with experience in brand, motion, and interactive design. Past clients include AT&T, Gatorade, Google, IBM, and Nike. He has taught at a number of institutions both within the United States and abroad in India, Mexico, Spain, and Peru. He received an MFA in Graphic Design and Integrated Media from CalArts.

Drop-In Advising: Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00pm
30-minute Appointment: Mondays 12:00–1:00pm and Tuesdays 12:00–1:00pm
Stephen will be advising via zoom: psu.gd/stephensroom

Cielle Charron

Cielle is an instructor in the Graphic Design program and advises students going through the Sophomore Portfolio Review.

Drop-In Advising: Wednesdays from 12:30–1:30pm
In-person or Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/6876475951
30-minute Appointment: Wednesdays 10:00am–12:00pm
Cielle will be advising via Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/6876475951

Alberto McKelligan-Hernandez

Alberto McKelligan-Hernadez research interests include modern and contemporary art from Latin America, particularly Mexico, as well as the development of feminist art in different geographic contexts. He is also the Art History Area Coordinator.

Drop-In Advising: Thursdays from 1:00–2:00pm
30-minute Appointment: Thursdays 2:00–4:00pm
Alberto will be advising via Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/2769648714

Anne McClanan

Professor McClanan teaches western medieval and Byzantine art history as well as within the digital humanities. AB 310B

Carmen Ripolles

Carmen Ripollés teaches courses on Northern Renaissance and Baroque art, Spanish Baroque art, and Latin American art of the colonial period. Her research focuses on the art of the Hispanic World during the early modern period, with special attention to its social functions, global intersections, and connections to material culture. Her work has appeared in Emblematica, Renaissance Quarterly, Oxford Bibliographies, Reales Sitios, Sixteenth Century Journal, and the Boletín del Museo del Prado. She is currently completing a book on Portuguese painter Josefa de Óbidos for the series “Illuminating Women Artists: Renaissance and Baroque” (Lund Humphries)

Drop-In Advising: Thursdays from 12:00–1:00pm
Zoom or In Person AB 310H
30-minute Appointment: Thursdays 1:00pm–3:00pm
Carmen will be advising via zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/81187994845

Jesse Locker

Jesse Locker teaches Italian Renaissance & Baroque art. He is an advisor for Art History students. His office is in the Art Building, Room 310A.

Drop-In Advising: Mondays 2:00–3:00pm
30-minute Appointment: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00–4:00pm
Jesse will be advising via Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/my/jesselocker

Junghee Lee

Junghee Lee teaches Asian Art History and is an advisor for Art History students. Her office is in 310F.

Alison Heryer

Alison Heryer is an interdisciplinary artist whose work combines dress, performance, and social practice.

The Sue Horn-Caskey & Charles F. Caskey Professor of Textile Arts & Costume Design: Fariborz Maseeh Hall, Room 207

30-minute Appointment: Thursdays 11:00am–2:00pm
Alison will be advising via Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/3216304794

Eleanor Erskine

Eleanor H. Erskine is an artist/ printmaker/ educator whose works on paper are in private and public collections locally, nationally & internationally. She is an advisor for Art Practices students. Her office (SH 143) is in Shattuck Hall inside the Printmaking studios (SH 146).

Drop-In Advising: Mondays 5:00–6:00pm
Via this link: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/84833917748

30-minute Appointment: Tuesday/Thursdays 11:30am–12:30pm
Via this link: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/89856991212

Julie Perini

Julie Perini is a video artist teaching video art courses. She is an advisor for Art Practice undergraduates and she coordinates the Time Arts minor. Her office is located in FMH 213.

Julie will only be advising for the first three weeks of the term.

Drop-In Advising: Thursdays 12:00–1:00pm in FMH 213
In-Person: Fariborz Maseeh Hall, Room 213

30-minute Appointment: Tuesdays 12:00pm–2:00pm
Julie will be advising on Zoom for these appointments: https://pdx.zoom.us/my/room.of.julie.perini

Erik Geschke

Erik Geschke is on leave and not advising

Erik Geschke is a sculptor and coordinator for the BFA program. He advises BFA students and Art Practice students with a focus in sculpture. His office is in FMH 214.

Harrell Fletcher

Harrell Fletcher is the Director and advisor for the Art & Social Practice MFA program. His office is in the Art Building, Room 310J.

Drop-In Advising: Wednesdays from 4:00–5:00pm
30-minute Appointment: Wednesdays 2:00–4:00pm
Harrell will be advising via zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/7515022381

Lisa Jarrett

Lisa will be on leave Fall 2022 and not advising

Lisa Jarrett is an advisor for Graduate students in the Art + Social Practice MFA program. Her office is in the Art Building, Room 123.

Michelle Illuminato

Michelle is on sabbatical and will not be advising.

M. Michelle Illuminato is a socially-engaged artist who creates books, sculptures, and events. She is the Head of CORE and teaches sculpture, ideation, social practice, and pedagogy in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She advises students in CORE and Art Practice. Her office is located in AB 310C.

Please schedule appointments at least 24 hours in advance.

Shannon Kidd

Shannon is not advising at the moment

Shannon is an illustrator turned designer, turned organic farmer, turned educator currently living on Salish land in Washington State. Her work is informed by the natural world, fantasy, community, and the liminal spaces we live within. Working with people and creating a playful space is her goal, whether working with students or clients. Let’s party!!!