Our Faculty    
James Shrosbree    
Chair of the Department of Art
Office Location: Arts Center
Office Hours: Mon 3:30-4:15
Email: james.shrosbree@gmail.com
Phone: 641-472-7000 ex. 5035
Jim Shrosbree lives and works in Iowa where he is a Professor of Art at Maharishi University. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States.  He has been a visiting artist and lecturer at numerous universities and art schools around the country.  His work has been awarded Fellowships and Grants from Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts, the Iowa Arts Council and the Idaho Arts and Humanities Commission. He has been an Artist in Residence at YADDO in Saratoga Springs, NY and Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Maine.  Museum collections with his work include: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Detroit Institute of Art; Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu Museum of Contemporary Art, Mint Museum of Art and University of Iowa Museum of Art
Matthew Beaufort    
 Office Location: Art Office Suite, Arts Center
 Office Hours: Contact me for an appointment anytime
 Email:  mbeaufort@mum.edu
 Phone:  641-472-2457

Associate Professor of Humanities
Associate Chair of the Department of Art
B.A., Yale University, magna cum laude with Honors in the History of Art
M.A., M.A., Maharishi International University

Matthew Beaufort did two years of graduate work in the History of Consciousness Ph.D. program at UC-Santa Cruz, specializing in art history. During the last thirty years, he has explored connections between art and consciousness, including editing a 12-hour videotaped course and a book on Consciousness-Based Art Education, lecturing at other colleges, and presenting at professional conferences.  Matthew has led many art tours in Italy, England, France, China, and the United States. He enjoys engaging people to explore their perceptions, thoughts, and feelings about art. Through this inspiring process they refine their awareness and discover deeper dimensions of their consciousness, including the potential for higher states of consciousness. He also teaches a course called The Spiritual Quest in Media, Myth, and the Self: The Hero and Heroine's Journey as the Development of Consciousness which explores how the Quest Archetype can inspire, guide, and empower life. 

Gilian Brown    

 Email:  gillianbrown@alumni.brown.edu
 Phone:  641-472-5069


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., Brown University
M.A.E., Rhode Island School of Design
M.F.A., University of California at Los Angeles

Gillian Brown received her M.F.A. in photography from the University of California. She was a Bunting Fellow in Visual Arts at Radcliffe College, Harvard University. Other awards include State Arts Council Grants from Iowa and Maryland, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship ($20,000). Her work has been featured at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Maryland; the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; and the Santa Fe Museum of Art.

Dale Divoky    

 Email:  ddivoky@mum.edu
 Phone:  641-472-7000 ex. 4114


Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A., Alfred University

Prof. Divoky received his B.F.A. in sculpture at Alfred University. Subsequently he studied at the Cooper School of Art and privately with the renowned sculptor John Clague. He has had public commissions in the New York State Capitol building, the International Mario Lanza Society Museum in Philadelphia and in the Meredith Building in Des Moines, Iowa. He has created several large architectural ornaments that adorn buildings throughout the world, based on Maharishi Sthapatya-VedaSM design. He also has experience in the ceramics field, from industrial to architectural ornamentation.

Gyan Shrosbree    

 Office:  Arts Center
 Office Hours:  By appointment (email)
 email:  gyan.shrosbree@gmail.com
 Phone:  641-472-7000 x5035

Assistant Professor of Art
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
B.F.A., The Kansas City Art Institute
Theater/Fine Art, Bennington College

Gyan Shrosbree received her M.F.A. degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art. She has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. Her first book, The Suspects was published by Devibook in 2010. She lives and works in Fairfield, Iowa.

Surya Gied    
Office:  Arts Center
 Office Hours:  By appointment (email)
 email:  Email: suryagied@gmail.com
 Phone:  641-472-7000 x5035

Assistant Professor of Art M.F.A.
Surya Gied received her M.F.A. degree from the University of the Arts Berlin, Germany and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at the MUM Department of Art. She has exhibited in galleries throughout Europe, the US and Asia. Her work has been awarded Grants from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Goethe Institute Seoul and the Goldrausch project Berlin. Surya Gied lives and works in Fairfield, Iowa.

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