Nancy Doolan

Nancy Doolan

Nancy Doolan

  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1973-4
  • B.F.A., painting, University of North Florida, 1989
  • M.F.A., painting, Radford University, 1994
First year at SCAD:

"Ability and enjoyment of communicating ideas, interest in culling out the particular personal traits of individuals, passion for sharing the knowledge I have accumulated over the years."


Creator/editor and sole operator of The Depot Dispatch, a community publication for news, art and culture, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Researched and interviewed, wrote feature stories, illustrated stories, photographed and processed film, sold advertising and laid out ads, composed type and structure of pages, printed and distributed publications in local communities. The Depot Dispatch continues publication under a staff of several contributors

Awards, recognition and honors

Selected by President Wallace to design t-shirt for QEP; winner, SCAD's 25th Anniversary poetry competition; selected as Outstanding Professor by students at Turner Hall; selected Juror, 20th Naples National Art Festival; grant stipend, Radford University Galleries, consultation service, final assessment review for accreditation; selected juror, 18th Naples National Art Festival; Radford University, letter of recognition for grant services performed; Intern Award, Radford University Galleries GOS Grant and Radford University Galleries Museum Assessment Program; Golden Key National Honor Society, lifetime membership; design contest winner, Jacksonville Symphony Association poster contest, "A Zoo Called Earth"; Summa Cum Laude and University of North Florida Dean's List; Irene B. Kirbo Memorial Scholarship, University of North Florida; design contest winner, "Career Expo," University of North Florida, Career Development Services; scholarship, Business and Professional Women's Foundation; second place, University of North Florida Annual Student Gallery-Exhibition Competition; third place, University of North Florida student competition; first place, Jacksonville Electric Authority Toll Booth Poster; winner, bookmark design for UNF library; first place, Atlantic Beach Merchants Juried Art Competition; winner, masthead design competition, Plymouth Review, Plymouth, Wisconsin; Merit Award, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan Wisconsin, "Four Counties" juried triennial


FATE, SECAC, Telfair/Jepson Museum

Publications and presentations

FATE, St. Louis, Missouri, "Global Art in the Classroom," 2011; American Artist Magazine, 2007 (drawing); Arbus, 2001: North Florida's Arts and Business Magazine, "World's Best Loved Art Comes to Ocala"; SCAD 25th Anniversary commerative publication (winning poem); The Naples Review, 2000, Naples, Florida, (illustrations); La Crosse Tribune, "Jazz Meets Art," 1995, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Connections, Radford University literary magazine, The Vietnam War Memorial, 1992; UNF Soundings, University of North Florida magazine, (drawings), 1988; creator, editor, sole operator, The Depot Dispatch, 1980-83

Previous Positions

Teaching assistant, Radford University; full-time foundations adjunct, Radford University; adjunct, University of North Florida; painting teacher, Art Institute of Naples, Florida; professor of foundation studies, SCAD, Savannah, Georgia

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DRAW 102 Drawing III: Content and Interpretation
  • DRAW 200 Life Drawing I
  • DRAW 201 Life Drawing II
  • DRAW 310 Landscape Drawing
  • DRAW 320 Non-Objective Drawing
  • DRAW 341 Travel Portfolio