Assistant Professor of Art
Campus Phone: Ext. 5274
Campus Mail: P.O. Box 5013
Office: Shulman 7
Campus or Site Location: Greeneville
Deborah Bryan received her Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from East Tennessee State University in 2000. She also holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University. Prior to coming to Tusculum, Professor Bryan taught as an adjunct instructor for several years in the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University and worked as a studio artist specializing in etchings, monotypes, and book arts. Her work has been shown in over one hundred regional, national, and international juried exhibitions, and is in numerous private, university, and museum collections. She has exhibited at the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, the New Orleans Triennial at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Prints USA at the Springfield Museum of Art, the Wrexham Print International in Wrexham, Wales, the Society of American Graphic Artists Juried Members’ Exhibition in Prague, the Halpert Biennial at the Turchin Center in Boone, North Carolina, the International Biennial Juried Print Exhibition at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung, Taiwan, and the Southeastern Juried Exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama.
Professor Bryan teaches Introduction to Art, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Service Learning in the Arts, and Art History.
Society of American Graphic Artists
Southern Graphics Council
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Joel Van Amberg, Associate Professor of History, joined the Tusculum faculty in 2005 after teaching for a year at the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Van Amberg earned his Ph.D. in History with a concentration in early modern Europe from The University of Arizona, where he was part of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies. As a graduate student he received a Fulbright Scholarship to complete his dissertation research in Germany. Dr. Van Amberg’s book, A Real Presence: Religious and Social Dynamics of the Eucharistic Conflicts in Early Modern Augsburg (1500-1530), was published in 2012by Brill in the series Studies in the History of Christian Traditions. The book considers ways in which religious, political, and economic concerns became interwoven and fueled popular movements in southern German cities during the early Reformation period.
Dr Van Amberg teaches a variety of courses on pre-modern Europe and modern Latin America. He also teaches the Commons courses, The Political Traditions of the West and The Hebrew and Christian Traditions.
Dr. Van Amberg is chair of the Department of History and Museum Studies.