Our faculty seek to make a difference professionally, academically, and spiritually in the lives of our students. Our professors have a broad range of experience and backgrounds. Their primary motivation is to be in the classroom with their students or in a lab working on real-world projects. Students are encouraged to visit professors in their offices or even contact them at home. Faculty members are ready to be friends and mentors and to build relationships that students will value for a lifetime.

Joel Libby

Chair, Assistant Professor of Art
(509) 527-2913 | joel.libby@wallawalla.edu
Fine Arts Center 202

Education: M.F.A. in Illustration, Academy of Arts University, 2015; B.A. in Fine Art, Walla Walla College, 2004

Areas of Interests: Acrylic portrait painting, art history, sculpture

Kevin Coleman

Instructor of Web Design

Education: B.S. in New Media Imaging, Walla Walla University, 2009

Areas of interest: Graphic design, marketing, event coordination, enterprise web and app development, user experience research, open source contribution, Google contract management, house remodeling, studying the game of Go/Baduk/Weiqi, being a father and husband

Brent Bergherm

Professor of Design
(509) 527-2701 | brent.bergherm@wallawalla.edu
Canaday Technology Center 206

Education: M.A. in Digital Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2010

Areas of interest: Graphic design, photography, creativity and inspiration, outdoor/travel photography, web design

Jerry Hartman

Professor of Film and Visual Arts
(509) 527-2300 | jerry.hartman@wallawalla.edu
Canaday Technology Center 406

Education: M.F.A. in Digital Cinema, National University, 2008; B.A. in Mass Communication, Walla Walla College, 1998

Areas of interest: Documentary film, narrative film, technology informing art, interaction of light and shadow, virtual production, 3D design

Josie Henderson

Instructor of Graphic Design
(509) 527-2712 | josie.henderson@wallawalla.edu
Canaday Technology Center 119

Education: M.A. in Cinema, Religion, and Worldview, Walla Walla University, 2020; B.A. in Communications with a Journalism & PR concentration, Walla Walla University, 2018

Areas of interest: Screenwriting, story structure, historical character research, magazine design, poster design

Shelly Henderson

Instructor of Ceramics

Education: B.A. in Fine Art, Walla Walla University, 2021

Areas of interest: Pottery, painting

Steve Miller

Instructor of Ceramics
(509) 527-2180 | steven.miller@wallawalla.edu
Canaday Technology Center 203

Education: B.A. in Fine Art, Walla Walla College, 2001

Areas of interest: Ceramics, kiln management