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Ms. Peggy S. Hinson (1983), Department Chair; Professor of Art (1996); B.A., Pfeiffer College; B.V.A., Winthrop College, M.F.A, East Carolina University. She teaches drawing, painting, and ceramic sculpture studio courses as well as art history and theory. Her specialty is drawing and painting, and she is a mixed-media experimental artist. Together with husband Gary E. Hinson, is researching the use of computers with color monitors and special kinetic effects as visual components in her art. Office: B-114; Phone: (910) 630-7106; E-Mail:

Ms. Silvana Foti (1980), Professor of Art (1991); Department Chair (1983-2012); Executive Director of the David McCune International Art Gallery. B.F.A., St. Mary's College, IN; M.F.A, University of Notre Dame; North Carolina Art Certification (K-12); Graduate Certificate, Meredith College; Advanced Studies in Art Education, Youngstown State University. She specializes in printmaking (intagio and relief methods), experimenting with mixed media prints, 3-D and metal construction. Professor Foti served as department chair before becoming executive director of the David McCune International Art Gallery. Office: B-111; Phone: (910) 630-7107; E-Mail:

Mr. Kerry S. Jenkins (2007), Assistant Professor of Graphic Design; B.F.A., Western Carolina University; M.F.A, East Tennessee State University. Office: B-109; Phone: (910) 630-7042; E-Mail:

Ms. Purnima Swaharu (2011), Assistant Professor of Graphic Design; B.F.A., Mumbai University; M.F.A, Iowa State University. Office: R-118; Phone: (910) 480-8404; E-Mail: