John O'Connell, Dean
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
The faculty of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) is our greatest resource. They design and deliver the curriculum, and mentor and advise students while establishing regional, national and international reputations for their expertise and contributions to the profession. They have garnered wide recognition for their research and creative endeavor in specialized disciplines, and have been featured in performances and projects around the world.
The VPA faculty earned their credentials from premiere institutions and were selected to teach at IPFW for their extraordinary talents as artists, performers and scholars, and for their proven abilities to communicate effectively with students.
Our VPA faculty include 36 full-time professors, 11 half-time professors and 58 part-time faculty members. These highly qualified and experienced teachers work with small classes, providing individualized instruction and mentoring. There are no graduate assistants teaching in the arts at IPFW. All classes are taught by accomplished professionals.