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Jim Hopfensperger

Professor of Art
Foundation Art

M.F.A., University of Michigan

M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.A., Michigan State University


K1308 South Kohrman Hall
(269) 387-2433

Jim's art works have been shown nationally and internationally in over 100 exhibitions at venues including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Auckland Memorial Museum, Lever House, University of Iowa Museum of Art, University of Oregon Museum of Art, State Museum of Pennsylvania, North Carolina Museum of History, and National Ornamental Metals Museum.

Jim’s past appointments include serving as Senior Associate Dean in the College of Fine Arts at Western Michigan University, Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at Michigan State University, and Head of the Studio Art Program at The Pennsylvania State University. He has also taught at the Massachusetts College of Art, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Skidmore College, University of Michigan, and North Carolina State University.

Jim currently serves on the College Art Association Board of Directors, is Past President of the National Council of Arts Administrators, and is an accreditation visitor for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. He earned a M.F.A. from University of Michigan, a M.A. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. from Michigan State University.