Carey McDougall is named director of academic affairs at Penn State Beaver

July 30, 2014

Professor Carey McDougall was named director of academic affairs (DAA) and associate professor of art at Penn State Beaver, effective July 1. McDougall replaced Donna J. Kuga, who served as Beaver’s DAA for 17 years before being appointed as Beaver’s interim chancellor, effective July 1.

McDougall came to Penn State from Kent State University (KSU) at Stark as an associate professor of art. At Kent she also served as assistant professor of art; graduate faculty member in the College of the Arts; coordinator of service-learning; Faculty Council chair; Provost Fellow; coordinator of the Women’s Studies minor; and regional campus adviser for the Women’s Studies program.

She was the recipient of KSU’s 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award. Previous positions included the Catron Professor of Art, Washburn University, Kansas; instructor, Women’s Studies Department and School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut Storrs Campus; and instructor of art, Sacred Heart University, Conn. McDougall served on numerous academic, professional and budget committees and councils at KSU and, throughout her career, has taught a variety of courses, including sculpture, drawing, fine arts, visual organization, 2-D and 3-D composition, performance art, and women’s studies.

She has curated or co-curated a variety of exhibits and her art has been featured in almost 40 solo and group exhibits in Ohio, Indiana, Connecticut, New York, California, Missouri, Maine, Pennsylvania and Bulgaria. She has presented numerous professional papers in Finland, New Mexico, Illinois, California, Georgia, Maryland, Connecticut, and Florida. McDougall was a visiting artist in residence for Kansas rural primary schools and served on numerous professional associations and committees, including the Art Film Committee, Canton Palace Theatre, Ohio; Flanders Nature Center Arts Committee, Woodbury, Connecticut; and Connecticut Visions Juried Exhibitions at Mattatuck Museum. She is a member of the Board of Directors at the Massillon Museum, Ohio; was interim inner-city cultural development program coordinator for the Connecticut Commission on the Arts; director of The Great Kinecticut Sculpture Race in conjunction with the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts; assistant curator at Mattatuck Museum, Connecticut; public relations and events manager for the Connecticut Sculpture Park; interim special events manager for the Museum of Fine Arts, Sante Fe, New Mexico; and director of the Good News Gallery, Woodbury, Connecticut.

McDougall holds an master of fine art in sculpture and a graduate certificate in women’s studies from the University of Connecticut Storrs Campus; an master of arts in liberal studies from Wesleyan University; and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Oberlin College.

She can be contacted at or 724-773-3939.

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