Andrea Eis

Andrea Eis

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Andrea Eis is associate professor and chair of Oakland University’s Department of Art and Art History. She came to OU in 1983 and spent nine years teaching photography before leaving to become a curator at the Creative Arts Center in Pontiac.

She returned to OU in 1993 and has taught a variety of courses in Studio Art, Art History and Cinema Studies.  Among them are Critical Theory and Practice in Art, Introduction to Film, History of Film, Film and the Visual Arts, Video Art, Senior Thesis in Studio Art and Introduction to Digital Film Production. Additionally, she has taught courses in the Honors College and the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program and assisted in the development of the new majors in Studio Art and Cinema Studies, along with a proposed major in Graphic Design.

Eis earned a BA in Classics and Archeology from Beloit College. She also holds a BFA in Film, Photography and Video from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and an MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  She is particularly interested in photographing and filming at ancient sites in Greece, and spent her 2008 sabbatical living and working in Athens.

Internationally recognized, Eis' artwork has appeared in exhibitions in the United States, Greece, China and Hungary, and she has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Art Education Foundation.

Eis, who has chaired OU’s Department of Art and Art History since 2006, served as the Doris and Paul Travis Endowed Professor in Art from 2007-2010. She also received the Phyllis Law Googasian Award, along with university faculty awards in service and teaching. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the National Council for Arts Administrators.


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