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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Michael (Mike) Faris

Dr. Michael (Mike) Faris



245 Fine Arts


660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2017

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Art Education; Indiana University Bloomington
  • M.S. Art Education; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • B.S. Art Education; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Courses Taught

  • Art Education classes
  • Fibers
  • Art History

Academic Interests

  • Art and art education
  • Social justice in education

Scholarly Activity

  • Making artwork, giving presentations about civil rights, teaching students about art and social justice.  

Other Professional Experiences

  • Instructor, Shawnee Community College (Illinois); 2005-2016
  • Lecturer, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; 2004-2005
  • Instructor, Centralia High School (Illinois); 1996-2003
  • Resident Artist, Carbondale Community Arts (Illinois); 2016-2017