Barbara JK Nwacha

Member, Commission on Accreditation
Reelected October 2021, term ends October 2024

Barbara JK Nwacha serves as Assistant Chair of the Department of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). She joined the Art and Design faculty at SIUE in 2005 and served as Chair for eight years. Currently a Professor of Graphic Design, she has taught various levels of graphic design since 1998. Her freelance design work includes exhibition design for a thirty-four-panel traveling show, “Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide,” a touring exhibition shown in various educational venues across the United States from 2007 – 2014.

Professor Nwacha 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 make and exhibit work in regional and national juried exhibitions. She is a member of National Council of Arts Administrators, College Art Association, and AIGA Design Educators.

Professor Nwacha was first elected to the Commission on Accreditation in 2018.

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

Updated October 2021