Steve Nyktas
Associate Professor – Art
Gautam Rao
Associate Professor – Art
Peter Wang
Peter Wang
Instructor of Art History

As Lecturer of Art History, Dr. Peter Wang is the founding coordinator for the Art History Major/Minor at Butler University, where he specializes in Modern and Contemporary art, history of photography, American art and visual culture. Before arriving at Butler University, he taught at Saint Mary’s College, Indiana as Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History. Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University with a dissertation entitled The Profane and Profound: American Road Photography from 1930 to the Present. He received his M.A. in Art Studies from National Central University, and a B.F.A. from National Kaohsiung Normal University, both in Taiwan.

Dr. Wang’s primary research examines the enduring marriage between photography and the American road trip, including photographs by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Robert Frank, and Stephen Shore, among others. He is currently transforming his dissertation into a book manuscript and a series of journal articles while expanding this genre study on aspects of road experiences of women, minorities, and foreigners. His research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Terra Foundation for American Art, Ministry of Education in Taiwan, and the Center for the Humanities at Temple University.

Course Offering:

ART105 Art History Survey I (Fall)

ART205 Art History Survey II (Spring)

ART312 Design: History and Theory (WAC)

ART314 Museum Studies (cross-listed as AA383)

ART315 Postmodernism in the Arts (WAC)

ART316 Modernism in the Arts (WAC)

ART317 American Art and Visual Culture (SJD/WAC)

ART319 World History of Photography (SJD/WAC)

ART320 Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art (SJD)

ART382 Special Topics in Art and Visual Culture

PCA202 Introduction to Art History

GHS212 Asian Americas: Empire, Diaspora, and Identity in the Modern World (SJD)


Office Location: JCX111A MTWR 2:30-3:30pm (Jordan College Annex, 5144 Boulevard Pl)  

Office Hours: https://peterwang.youcanbook.me/

https://www.butler.edu/art

Jingo de la Rosa
Adjunct – Art
Emma Landwerlen
Adjunct – Art
Asli Narin
Adjunct – Art
Philip Eichacker
Philip Eichacker

I have been with Butler since August 1999, relocating back to my hometown from stints in Arizona and Vermont through the nineties after college in Terre Haute, Indiana, where I studied Graphic Design and Art History. My interests outside of work include painting, playing cello, and wondering how I got so lucky to have such a wonderful family.

Kimberly McNeelan
Adjunct – Art
Amy Aldridge
Amy Aldridge
Administrative Specialist – Arts Administration and Art

Amy graduated from Northern Michigan University with a BS in mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. She worked for 15 years as a computer programmer before staying home with her two children. At Butler, she was previously the administrative assistant for Computer Science and the Faculty Senate before moving to JCA.