Jeffrey Haupt named interim head of Mississippi State’s art department

August 6th, 2018 Comments Off on Jeffrey Haupt named interim head of Mississippi State’s art department

Professor Jeffrey Haupt is taking on a new leadership role as interim head of Mississippi State University’s Department of Art.

“As a longtime member of the Department of Art, Jeffrey has served for many years as coordinator of the painting area and most recently gained significant experience serving as the interim associate dean in the college,” said Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Design Angi Elsea Bourgeois. “He is extremely well prepared and positioned to lead the department to greater achievements in the coming year.”

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Department of Art offers the largest and most diverse undergraduate studio art program in the state. Students may concentrate in fine arts (ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture), graphic design or photography. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a professional program with a series of in-depth studio experiences balanced by classes in art history, the humanities and sciences.

Haupt received his Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art. He began his teaching career in 1997 at Indiana University and then taught at the John Waldron Arts Center before joining the MSU art department faculty in 1999 ­as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2004 and full professor in 2010. For more biographical information, visit

“I am honored to serve the Department of Art in this capacity,” Haupt said. “Angi Bourgeois did an excellent job as department head, and I will do my best to build on previous successes and support the department as it moves into the future.”

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