Andrew Jay Svedlow Ph.D.
Office Hours: By Appointment
Professor of Art and formerly Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts at the University of Northern Colorado, Dr. Svedlow was previously the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University, President of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and Assistant Director of the Museum of the City of New York. The Dean received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University and has taught art education, museum education, art history, arts administration, aesthetics, and studio art at Northern Colorado, Winthrop University, Penn State, Bank Street College of Education, Parsons School of Design, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and Lowell, University of Kansas, New York University, University of Southern Mississippi, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Svedlow was a 1991 International Council of Museums/USIA exchange partner in Australia, he was a 1994 Research Fellow with the Smithsonian Institution, and in 1998 he participated in a cultural exchange between business and civic leaders in Niigata, Japan. In 1996, Dr. Svedlow was presented the Distinguished Service to the Profession of Art Education Award by the New Hampshire Art Educators’ Association and in 1998 Dr. Svedlow completed the MLE Program in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Higher Education and was a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Millennium Leadership Initiative 2002. He has directed and administered museum and education programs for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Design, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University. He was a 2007 Fulbright Scholar for the Japan-US International Education program and was a 2010 Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine.
Professor Svedlow has published on aesthetics, art history, art education, museum education, and arts administration. His publications include articles on lifelong learning, reveries on aesthetics, and the history of art museums in America. His art criticism has appeared in such journals as American Artist, the New Art Examiner, and the Kansas Quarterly, which honored him with an award for his writing. He recently wrote a chapter on Japanese aesthetics for the book, Teaching Asian Art published in 2012. A painter and printmaker, Dean Svedlow’s artworks have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Colorado, North and South Carolina, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Kansas, Missouri, and in Ukraine. His exhibition titled Tea openedin February 2008 at the Tointon Gallery in Greeley, CO. In December 2008 he was an artist in residence at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. He had a one-person exhibition titled “Illumination,” forty works on paper inspired by medieval Hebrew manuscripts which opened in November 2009 at the Mari Michener Gallery and his exhibition Fragments was held in May 2010 at the L’viv Academy of Arts in Lviv, Ukraine. One of his works devoted to environmental concerns is currently on display in the Lieutenant governor’s Office in the Colorado State Capital. He is an artist-in-residence at the Stonehouse Residency for Contemporary Art in California for the month of June 2012.
Dr. Svedlow is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum and is a graduate of the 1997 Leadership New Hampshire program and a 1994 graduate of Leadership Manchester, NH and was appointed by the Governor of New Hampshire as Chairman of the Commission of the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium. He participated in the 2007 Aspen Institute Executive Seminar and was an Aspen Institute Environment Forum Scholar in 2009. Dr. Svedlow was one of the founding college presidents of the New Hampshire Campus Compact and he is an active supporter of service learning in higher education. In 1997 he was awarded the Good Samaritan of the Year Award from the New Hampshire Pastoral Counseling Services and was selected, in 1998, by Change Magazine as one of the country’s Top Forty Young Leaders in Higher Education. Professor Svedlow has served as a grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Program, and numerous regional and state granting agencies.
Dr. Svedlow is married to Deborah Croarkin-Svedlow and has five children, Aaron, David, Hannah, Zoe, and Summer and two grandchildren; Torin and Helen.