Celebrate 50 Years
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Visual Communication and Design

The Department of Visual Communication and Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Haig David-West,
Department Chair and Professor

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Office: Visual Arts Building
Room: VA213
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

Phone: 260-481-6709
Fax: 260-481-6707
Email: warfield@ipfw.edu

 

Fine Arts | Music | Theatre | VCD

Full-time Faculty

Haig David-West, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 213
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: davidh@ipfw.edu

Suining Ding, NCIDQ, ASID, IDEC

Associate Professor/Interior Design

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 213
  • Phone: 260-481-6008
  • Email: dings@ipfw.edu

Andres Montenegro, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor/Modeling and Animation

Mikhael Antone, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor/Imaging and Photography

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 223
  • Phone: 260-481-6943
  • Email: antonem@ipfw.edu

Peter Bella, M.S., M.F.A.

Assistant Professor/Graphic Design

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 223
  • Phone: 260-481-6943
  • Email: bellapp@ipfw.edu

James Williams, M.F.A.

Continuing Lecturer/Design Foundations

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 224
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: willje03@ipfw.edu

Allen Etter, M.F.A.

Visiting Instructor/Video and intermedia

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 222
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: ettera@ipfw.edu

Kryste Wallen, B.F.A., M.B.A.

Visiting Instructor/Graphic Design

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 223
  • Phone: 260-481-6943
  • Email: wallenk@ipfw.edu

Part-time Faculty

Chris Campbell, B.F.A.

Continuing Lecturer/Illustration

James Gabbard, B.A.

Continuing Lecturer/Photography and Exhibit Coordinator

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 225
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: gabbardj@ipfw.edu

John Motz, B.F.A.

Continuing Lecturer/Graphic Design and Director of Design Center

Associate Faculty

Ann Beeching

Associate Faculty

Sarah Epple

Associate Faculty

Ron Lewis, B.F.A, M.F.A. Candidate

Associate Faculty/Design Foundations

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 218A
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: lewisr@ipfw.edu

Pamela Gamble, EDAC, IIDA, NCIDQ

Associate Faculty

William Nichols, B.A.

Associate Faculty/Imaging and Photography

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 213
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: nicholsw@ipfw.edu

Lucyna Nicklin, M.S.

Associate Faculty/Design Foundations

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 218A
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: nicklinl@ipfw.edu

Gregor Roth, M.F.A.

Associate Faculty/Graphic Design

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 218A
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: rothjg02@ipfw.edu

Gary Travis, B.F.A.

Associate Faculty/Graphic Design

  • Office: Support Services Building, Room 126
  • Phone: 260-481-6521
  • Email: travis@ipfw.edu

Barton Tyner, B.A.

Associate Faculty/Web Design

  • Office: Support Services Building, Room 129
  • Phone: 260-481-6170
  • Email: tynerb@ipfw.edu

Jessy Vachon, B.F.A.

Associate Faculty/Web Design

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 218A
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: vachja01@ipfw.edu

 Karrine Williams, B.F.A.

 Associate Faculty/imaging and Photography

Staff

Jacqueline Warfield, B.G.S.

Department Secretary

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 213
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: warfield@ipfw.edu

Resources

VPA Offices

University Police

  • Non-emergency:
    260-481-6827
  • Emergency Only:
    260-481-6911
  • Web site

IPFW also offers a Whistleblower hotline (or 866-818-2620) where any potential criminal activity can be reported anonymously.