Fine Arts at Andrew

Chris Johnson

Christopher Johnson is Assistant Professor of Visual Art and Director of the Visual Art Program. Prof. Johnson, a resident of south Georgia for most of his life, is a visual artist that typically works in the mediums of wood carving, printmaking, painting, drawing, and sculpture. In 2008 Prof. Johnson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Clemson University in Clemson, SC with a focus in printmaking and a minor in ceramics. He later received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC in 2011 with a focus in printmaking and a minor in drawing. Prof. Johnson developed a love for teaching artistic process and technique during his time as a graduate teaching assistant and continued to teach as an adjunct after graduating. In 2013 Prof. Johnson became an Assistant Professor of Visual Art and Director of the Visual Art Program at Andrew College where he has begun to grow the visual art department into a regionally-significant program.  To find out more about the Visual Art Program at Andrew click here.

 

Andrew College Theatre Deb Liss-Green

Prior to coming to Andrew College, Deborah Liss-Green was Assistant Professor of Theatre at Darton State College (now, Albany State University) where she also taught English and served as the Theatre Facilities Manager.  Deb acted professionally with the national touring company of The Shoestring Players, based in New Jersey, before committing to education and educational theatre.  She is the recipient of two Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Meritorious Achievement in Directing awards, as well as two KCACTF honors for hosting and serving as program coordinator for two regional festivals. Her husband, Jeff Green, is Chair of Dramatic Arts at Georgia Southwestern State University, and the two frequently collaborate, along with their students. Most recently, Deb coordinated costumes, assistant directed, co-produced and performed the role of Mistress Quickly in Shakespeare’s Henriad, a collaboration between Darton State and Georgia Southwestern State University, which played in both Albany and at the historic Rylander Theatre in Americus.  Deb’s MFA in acting is from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, where she studied with Academy Award winner and “Homeland” actor, F. Murray Abraham, among others.  Committed to training her students in all areas of theatre, Deb is proud of the achievements many have made in design and technology at the regional level and in their success in transferring to four year programs and onto graduate school and successful work in theatre and other fields.  To find out more about the Theatre Program at Andrew click here.


Andrew College Music Dan Kolan
Dr. Dan Kolan is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Andrew College. Prior to Andrew College, Dr. Dan earned his Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Alabama, Mastersof Music from University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music and Bachelor of Music from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. As an orchestral musician Dan has performed extensively with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Richmond (IN) Symphony Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and with members of the Cincinnati and Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestras in the touring production of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. As a jazz and commercial musician, Dan has been fortunate to have shared the stage with such musicians as Joe Zawinul, Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson, Marcus Roberts, Rodney Whitaker, Aaron Diehl, and many other jazz luminaries. Most recently Dan has been afforded the opportunity to tour with the Grammy Award winning and Hall of Fame Artists The Temptations, The Four Tops and The O'Jays. Dan is heavily indebted to his past and current teachers and mentors: Dr. Jonathan Whitaker, Timothy Anderson and Peter Ellefson.  To find out more about the Music Program at Andrew click here.