At The University of Akron’s Myers School of Art, students study side-by-side with talented and caring faculty members who are committed to helping turn aspirations into accomplishments. Our faculty members are professional practicing artists/designers/historians, in addition to serving students as educators. We are engaged in the world of art and design nationally and internationally, and share our expertise with students at the highest and most current levels.

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Honors Research Projects from 2022

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Community Through Commonality: Growth Beyond the Academic While In College, LeKesha Parkman

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The Cuyahoga Valley Resource and Development Center, Lindsay Shook, Suzanne Kroll, Donald Alexander, and Emily Booth

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A Study in Transparency, Rachel Wilson

Honors Research Projects from 2021

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With Love, Greta Conley

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The Richard Hansen Kidnappings, Sarah Lacey

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Adolescent Identity Development in an Art Classroom, Katherine McGormley

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Cleo’s Crown: An Original Illustrated Children’s Book, Rachael Mion

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Typemaking, Rebekah Sorensen

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Every Seed Counts, Lindsey Wasnak

Honors Research Projects from 2019

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Home & Heart Rescue: An Animal Shelter Designed for Animal-Assisted Therapy, Jordan Best

Honors Research Projects from 2018

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Adaptive Repurposing of Smith Elementary, KELSEY L. FIELDS

Honors Research Projects from 2017

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Designing for a Demographic: How to Reduce Poverty and the Homeless Population Through Design, Danielle M. Becker

Honors Research Projects from 2016

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Work It: A Study in Fashion Photography Portraiture, Dominic J. Iudiciani

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You Shouldn't Be Reading These, Taylor Jacobs

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Roam: Where She Goes, Tamara Lewis

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CONSERVATION OF A LADY’S WRAP FROM THE HOWER HOUSE MUSEUM, Natalie Mallinak

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The Importance of Passive Sustainable Design, Caitlin Raymond

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Hand Lettered, Jennifer L. Shaw

Honors Research Projects from 2015

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Inspiring Piety: The influence of Caravaggio’s paintings in Santa Maria del Popolo, Cara Coleman

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Chinese Chess Site, Andrew M. Krigline

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Almanac, Katherine L. Schultz

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The Effects of Sustainability as a Positive Attribute on Equine Therapy Design: An Interdisciplinary Study, Andria Sinclair

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The Quiet Conversation, Samantha Weisend