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Rachel Deutmeyer

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Assistant Professor of Photography

(573) 592-4336

Kemper Art Center Building
Room: 129


  • MFA, Integrated Visual Arts, Iowa State University , 2018
  • BA, Computer Graphic Design, Ashford University , 2013

Teaching Philosophy:

  • Art presents a wonderful opportunity to observe, reflect, document, and create. As an instructor, my first priority is to inspire students to explore the possibilities of expression through art. To encourage this process, I aim to build a classroom that fosters collaboration, prolific studio practice, and community engagement. Students should leave my class as stronger artists and communicators with a deeper understanding of how engagement with the arts can enrich any pursuit.
  • “I believe finally, that education must be conceived as a continuing reconstruction of experience; that the process and the goal of education are one and the same thing.” -John Dewey

Major Areas of Interest:

  • Medium- and Large-format Film Photography
  • Rural Arts and Culture
  • Documentary Photography
  • Photography and the American Road Trip
  • Community Arts Engagement

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • ART451 ART Internship II
  • ART105 Basic Design -A
  • ART327 Experimental Photography
  • ART256 Introduction to Photography -A
  • ART331 Modern and Contemporary Art
  • ART450 Narrative Photography
  • ART326 Photographic Lighting and Editing
  • ART453 Photographic Portfolio
  • ART337 Photography History
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