Barbara JK Nwacha


Member, Commission on Accreditation
Elected October 2018, term ends October 2021

Barbara JK Nwacha has been Chair of the Department of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) since 2012. She joined the Art and Design faculty at SIUE in 2005.

Currently a Professor in Graphic Design at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, she has been teaching all levels of graphic design since 1998. Her freelance design work includes exhibition design for a thrity-four panel traveling show, “Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide,” a touring exhibition shown in various educational venues across the United States from 2007–14.

Professor Nwacha also works as an exhibiting fine artist using a printmaking method called “Foil Imaging”–a hot stamped foil transfer technique adapted for artisans and art studio use from commercial hot stamped foil printing. Professor Nwacha’s foil monotypes and series work have been published in two books: Foil Imaging: A New Art Form and Changing Light A New Visual Language. She continues to regularly make and exhibit work in regional and national juried exhibitions. She is a member of National Council of Arts Administrators, College Arts Association, and AIGA Design Educators.

Professor Nwacha holds Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Design (Graphic Design) from the University of Iowa.

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Posted January 2019