A SCAD professor demonstrates a painting technique during SCAD Day

A faculty of professional painters

The painting professors at SCAD bring years of professional experience and vital industry contacts to the classroom. Our faculty are award-winning artists and sought-after designers at the peak of their field, but their greatest achievement is the success of SCAD students, both within the classroom and beyond.

Program leadership

Maureen Garvin

Maureen Garvin

Dean, School of Fine Arts; Dean, School of Foundation Studies

Dean Ballas

Associate dean of Academic Services

Christopher Williams

Chair, Fine Arts

Tom Francis

Associate chair, painting

"I have long believed that I have a debt to pay to a few very inspirational people in my life."

Michael V. Brown | Painting professor

Faculty experience

SCAD professors are dedicated to creating once-in-a-lifetime opportunities just for you. Through guest speakers, critiques, portfolio reviews and more, we connect our students with professionals in the industry every day. These contacts lead to internships, mentorships and often real-world job opportunities for our students.

An environment designed for your success

At SCAD, professors who facilitate incredible opportunities is just one component of a diverse and fulfilling student experience. You can do it all: participate in signature events, hobnob with visiting artists and professionals, take advantage of stellar facilities and resources, and more.

Learn more about the painting student experience