Faculty

Brian Dick
Brian Dick is Adjunct Professor of Art History.
Education: B.A., University of California Los Angeles; M.F.A., University of California San Diego
brian.dick@woodbury.edu

Ed Gomez
Ed Gomez is Participating Adjunct Professor of Art History.
Education: B.A., Arizona State University; M.F.A., Otis College of Art and Design
zemogde@hotmail.com

Douglas Green
Douglas Green is Visiting Professor of Philosophy.
Education: B.A., University of California Riverside; M.F.A., University of California Irvine
douglas.green.machine@gmail.com

Jason Keller
Jason Keller is Participating Adjunct Professor of Art History and Philosophy.
Education: B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art; M.F.A., University of California, Irvine
headlessknot@gmail.com

Amy Pederson
Amy Pederson is Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Art History department.  Her doctoral thesis entailed a joint investigation of midcentury modernist painting and criticism and Golden Age superhero comics from the same period.  Her interests include critical theory and contemporary Latin American art and popular culture, as well as zombies and wrestling.

Education: B.A., Hon., M. A,, University of British Columbia, Ph.D., Modern and Contemporary Art History, University of California Los Angeles.
amy.pederson@woodbury.edu
(818) 252-5198

Gabie Strong
Gabie Strong is Participating Adjunct Professor of Art History, Her areas of specialty in teaching include historical representation of landscape, environmental arts and architecture; contemporary art history, theory and methodologies; physical and virtual architecture as mediated interface for socially engaged public space; feminist practices in art, film and music; and studio courses in installation art, performance, sound art, photography, sculpture, architecture and interaction design.

Prof. Strong is an artist, designer, and musician whose work is informed by feminist critical theory, twentieth century folklore, psychedelic and hardcore music.  She applies research in the built environment to her practice to form a dark, conceptual tableau of California. Through environmental installation, photography, film, drawing, and sound, she reveals a poetic yet damaged impression of the Southland as dissonant state of nature, technology, power, and resistance.

Her work has been exhibited at Pitzer Art Galleries, LAXArt, Acuna Hansen, Gallery Five Thirty Three, and the Torrance Art Museum, among others.  She has performed at venues including the University of California Riverside Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, Human Resources, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Las Cienegas Projects, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Jabberjaw and the Art Swap Meet at High Desert Test Sites. In addition to her own work, Prof. Strong has contributed graphic and information design to the artist Doug Aitken’s influential books: Broken Screen:  Expanding the Image, Breaking the Narrative (2005) and Sleepwalkers (2007). 

Education: B.A., Art, University of California Los Angeles; M. Arch., Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc); M.F.A., Studio Art, University of California Irvine.
gabie.strong@woodbury.edu