About

Name

Benjy Davies

Title

Professor of Art

Alternate Title A

Chair, School of Arts and Letters

Alternate Title B

Director, Greer Museum

Department/School

School of Arts and Letters

Email

bdavies@rio.edu

Building

John W. Berry Fine and Performing Arts Center

Phone

(740) 245-7372

Location

Rio Grande Main Campus

Office Hours

Office Hours

varies by term, posted at office door

Education

Education

2000 MFA, Printmaking, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Summa Cum Laude
1995 BFA, General Fine Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Summa Cum Laude, with distinction

Work Experience

2014-present
Professor of Art, Chair of the School of Arts and Letters, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande,
Ohio. Responsibilities: supervising and supporting full and part-time faculty in Art, Music,
Theatre, History,  English, Communication, Philosophy, Hispanic Studies. Oversight of assessment,
budget, planning, recruiting, curriculum development and general academic administration. Teaching
duties include all levels of printmaking and graphic design.
2011-2013
Associate Professor of Art, Chair of the School of Fine Arts, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande,
Ohio. Responsibilities: same as below, as well as serving as Chair of the School of Fine Arts
(music, theater and art).
2009-2011
Associate Professor, Graphic Design and Printmaking, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio.
Responsibilities: same as below, as well as serving as Assessment Coordinator for the University of
Rio Grande, Chair of Tenure Committee, Co-Chair of Salary, Tenure and Evaluation Committee
(negotiating unit for the Faculty Association).
2005-2009

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design and Printmaking,  University  of  Rio Grande,  Rio  Grande,
Ohio.    Responsibilities  include  teaching  and  advising students in the Graphic Design program
at URG, maintaining and supervising the Mac computer lab participating in departmental and
university-wide committees. Wrote the Ohio Board of Regents application for approval of new Graphic
Design Program, specified and installed equipment for new computer lab,    wrote    new    syllabi,
course descriptions, course requirements and sequencing for new program. Coordinated guest
speakers, field trips and student activities. Expanded printmaking facilities to include
photographic screen-printing. Served as Art Department Coordinator from 2007-2011.

2004-05     Adjunct Instructor, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio (part time).
ht  one  course  in  traditional  stone  and  plate  lithography.     Purchased

stones and equipment necessary for the creation of a litho shop, invited guest artists to create
lithographs with the students, created class exchange portfolio, initiated student field trip.

2003-04 Adjunct Instructor, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio and Ohio University, Athens
Ohio (part time).
Taught printmaking and advanced printmaking (relief, etching, polyester plate lithography,
screenprinting) at URG, and a Foundation Concepts course at OU. Initiated and supervised student
field trips, brought visiting artists to URG.

2001-03     Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (full time).
Taught lithography, computer art, advanced printmaking, graduate printmaking, print practicum,
drawing, and art appreciation. Maintained litho shop and computer lab (Mac), evaluated potential
majors and graduate students, supervised graduate assistants, ordered materials, performed academic
advising.

2000-01 Visiting Assistant Professor, Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia (full time). Taught classes
in printmaking (intaglio, relief and monotype), computer graphic design, computer art, drawing, and
advanced 2D studio. Maintained printmaking facilities, computer lab (Mac and PC). Supervised
independent study projects, coordinated community service projects, participated in campus
community.

1998-00 Adjunct Instructor, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio (part time). Taught classes
in printmaking (intaglio, relief and waterless lithography). Maintained printmaking facilities,
conducted teacher workshops, coordinated community outreach program in area schools, curated a
national juried printmaking exhibition. Established the university print collection.

1997-00      Graduate Teaching Associate, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Taught numerous courses in drawing at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Served as
teaching associate in the printmaking department, including lithography, intaglio, serigraphy,
computer imaging and advanced prints.

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