Meryl Truett

Meryl Truett

Meryl Truett

  • B.A., University of South Carolina
  • M.Ed, University of South Carolina
  • M.M.A., University of South Carolina
  • M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
First year at SCAD:

"My goals as a teacher are to encourage my students to learn to think, to express themselves articulately, to experience those 'a-ha' moments that inspire them to be creative artists and accomplished photographers."


"Published book of my fine art photographs: 'Thump Queen and Other Southern Anomalies.' "

Awards, recognition and honors

Society for Photographic Education adjunct scholarship; named one of "Five Artists To Collect" by Savannah Morning News and Coastal Art and Antiques magazine; collections and commissions: Telfair Museum of Art/Jepson Center, Savannah, Georgia, Vanderbilt University Art Collection, Nashville, Tennessee


College Art Association, Society for Photographic Education

Publications and presentations

  • Society for Photographic Education national conference, Dallas, Texas.
  • Lecture: "You Can't Get There From Here," 2009
  • The South Magazine, photo essay, 2009
  • HOME Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Modern Masters Series, 2007

Previous Positions

Freelance photographer, artist and writer; executive director, Film/Video Festival, Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee; director of visual arts for Summer Lights Arts Festival and Special Arts Projects produced by Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • PHOT 113 Photographic Foundations I
  • PHOT 114 Photographic Foundations II
  • PHOT 115 Black-and-white Technique
  • PHOT 238 History of Photography I
  • PHOT 240 History of Photography II
  • PHOT 480 Contemporary Issues in Photography
  • PHOT 704 Black-and-white Craft
  • PHOT 718 Photography M.A. Portfolio
  • PHOT 790 Photography M.FA Thesis