Art and Art History Department
Dan Bruggeman teaches observational and figure drawing. His own work reflects an interest in the portrayal of natures complexity and the challenge of presenting a whole comprised of parts belonging to different dimensions. Bruggeman has recently exhibited his paintings and dioramas at Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis and Bridgewater, Lustberg, Blumenfeld Gallery in New York. His work can be found in public and private collections including The Minnesota Historical Society. He has also received McKnight, NEA and Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships.
Carleton College, B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, M.F.A David Lefkowitz teaches painting, drawing and the Jr. Seminar: Critical Issues in Contemporary Art. In his own work, Lefkowitz combines Western traditions of representational oil painting with the flotsam and jetsam of consumer culture to draw attention to the complex relations between image and object, past and present, and nature and culture. His work can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Miami Art Museum, and The Langen Foundation in Neuss, Germany. He is represented in Minneapolis by Thomas Barry Fine Arts and in Chicago by the Carrie Secrist Gallery.
University of Minnesota, B.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, M.F.A. Linda Rossi teaches photography, digital photography and the Junior Seminar Critical Issues in Contemporary Art. Her work is primarily in large-scale photo installation including video and sculpture to illuminate both historical and current issues. She has received numerous Jerome, McKnight and Minnesota State Arts grants. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Strogonvo Palace, Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran.
Dr. McKone is an evolutionary ecologist, pursues research on the interactions between insects and plants. Particular interests include the pollinator community of prairie composites and the evolutionary impact of pre-dispersal seed predators of grasses. He teaches Evolution, Population Ecology, Tropical Rainforest Ecology, and part of Introductory Biology.
Dr. Singer is a plant developmental biologist, is taking a developmental genetics approach to the study of flowering in pea. Floral mutants are being characterized and genetic interactions between mutants are under investigation to elucidate the roles of different genes in the regulation of inflorescence architecture. Specific interests include the evolution of floral developmental pathways. She teaches Plant Biology, Plant Development, Developmental Genetics, and part of Introductory Biology.
Dan received his B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas (2001) and his Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Minnesota (2007). He did postdoctoral work at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Environmental Studies Department. Dan is an ecosystem ecologist interested in the role of aboveground-belowground interactions on carbon and nutrient cycling. His current research investigates the effects of nitrogen deposition and herbivory on plant communities and soil processes with the goal of understanding how restoration and management efforts influence ecosystems.
Carleton, B.A.; California (Berkeley), M.A., Ph.D. Dr. Savina teaches geomorphology, geology of soils, hydrology, and environmental geology. She is active in the Archaeology and Environmental Studies programs and is also the geology department liaison for students seeking teacher certification in earth sciences. Her professional work centers on geological education and on the archaeology of Greece.