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Clifton Meador

Meador comes to Appalachian after serving as professor and interim chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts at Columbia College Chicago. While at Columbia College Chicago, Meador directed the MFA in Book and Paper and was charged with revamping the program to bring the curriculum in line with best MFA practices in the field. As interim chair, he led his department through a challenging time of organizational change. Prior to his tenure at Columbia College Chicago, Meador taught at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Meador’s creative work combines writing, photography, printmaking and design to make narrative works that explore culture, history and place. His work is in many major collections, including the Library of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Yale Art of the Book collection. His work has been supported by grants from the Rubin Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Soros Foundation for Open Society, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Professor and Chair

234 Wey Hall



BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

MFA, Purchase College, SUNY