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Art Faculty and staff contact

Below you will find a listing of faculty for the Art Department. If you are unsure of who to contact with your questions, please call the main office at 509.359.2494 or email Debbie Moradi at
  • Barbara Miller, PhD
    Barbara Miller, PhD
    Professor of Art, Emeritus
    PhD - University of Missouri
    MA - University of Missouri
    BA - University of Missouri
  • Debbie Moradi
    Debbie Moradi
    Office Manager

    Debbie has been a part of Eastern Washington University since August 1989.
    She has worked in numerous departments within the university campus. 
    During her 27 year career at EWU she has been fortunate enough to work along side
    many wonderful professors and staff members. 

    Debbie has also had the opportunity to take a variety of higher education
    courses at EWU ranging from Descriptive Astronomy to Papermaking

    Her hobbies include tatting (a form of lace making), knitting, and some quilting. 

    Now a days most of her travels are to places where she can enjoy playing with her grandchildren. 

  • Lisa Nappa
    Lisa Nappa
    Professor of Art
    ART 135
    Phone: 509.359.7089
    MFA - Louisiana State University

    BFA - New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University

  • Yaro Shon Neils
    Yaro Shon Neils
    Art 131
    Phone: 509.359.7015

    Please check out Yaro's website: ------->  Yaro Neils

  • Jodi Patterson
    Jodi Patterson
    Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Art Education
    ART 125
    Phone: 509.359.6996
    Fax: 509.359.7810

    MFA – Goddard College
    MA –   Central Michigan University
    BS  –   Central Michigan University
    ASA – Delta College

    Jodi Patterson is a Michigan native who came to EWU via IN, FL, WV and Ireland.  She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master degrees at Central Michigan University and her terminal degree at Goddard College.  With over two decades of teaching experience, she earned tenure as a k-12 teacher and now devotes her time to teaching future educators about the benefits of the Visual Arts.  She currently serves as the advisor and coordinator of our Art Education program.  Her research has been presented in competitive forums and national conferences, and published in national and international peer-reviewed journals including "International Journal of Art in Education" and the "Visual Arts Research Journal."  Jodi is a working artist/painter whose work has been exhibited in numerous major cities (and small towns) in the U.S. and Europe. 

    Jodi has been teaching courses in Art History and Art Education since joining the EWU Art Department as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2013.  She is an interdisciplinary artist who uses art and travel to inform her research in critically inclined place base pedagogies.  Jodi spends her time making art, advocating for food awareness, and visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Teaches:  Foundations of Art Ed., Secondary Art Ed., Art for Ele. Teachers, Art & Humanities
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  • Chris Tyllia
    Chris Tyllia
    Art 130
    Phone: 509.359.7858

    MFA - The Ohio State University
    BFA - Eastern Washington University

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