Final FPA dean candidate presentation is today

Shawn Brixey
Shawn Brixey

The fourth and final public presentations by candidates for dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing arts is today.

Shawn Brixey, the Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Chair in the Arts at the University of Washington, will give his presentation 3:30 to 5 p.m. today in the Sheldon Museum of Art auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the dean candidates' presentations. A feedback form is available for download at the dean-search page,

Brixey has been chair in the arts at Washington since 2009. He directed the university’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media and its Center for Advance Research Technology in the Arts and Humanities from 2006-2009 and was co-founder and associate director of the former from 2002-2006. He has held positions at University of California, Berkeley; San Francisco State University; University of Kentucky; University of Michigan; and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a B.F.A. (1985) from the Kansas City Art Institute and an M.S. in Advanced Visual Studies (terminal degree, 1988) from MIT.

Other candidates who interviewed for the position are: Heather Landes, Arizona State University; Chuck O'Connor, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; and Bradley Smith, University of Michigan.

For more information about the candidates, go to