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Visual Arts

Ferris Williams

Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

• MFA, Illustration: Marywood University, Scranton PA

• BA, Graphic Design: Ouachita Baptist University

Box 3679Arkadelphia, AR 71998

Ferris Williams teaches graphic design and illustration at OBU. Prior to teaching, he served as a graphic artist for several newspapers in Arkansas and Louisiana, creating page designs, informational graphics and illustrations. He has also served as a freelance illustrator creating illustrations for a number of magazines and has designed brochures, posters and logos for a variety of clients.



Summer Bruch

 Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

 • MFA, Ceramics: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

• BFA, Ceramics: University of Central Missouri

  Box 3699,  Arkadelphia, AR 71998


Summer Bruch teaches foundation courses Design I and I; as well as teaching Ceramics I, II, and III, Sculpture, Printmaking, Secondary Methods of Art Education, and Public School Art. Bruch completed her MFA in Ceramics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2001. Prior to teaching at Ouachita she was as an adjunct instructor at Henderson State University, University of Texas -Pan America, and University of Central Missouri.


 Donnie Copeland

Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

Chair, Department of Visual Arts

• MFA, Painting / MA, Art: University of Dallas

•  BA, Studio Art: Ouachita Baptist University

Box 3633Arkadelphia, AR  71998

Donnie Copeland teaches courses in drawing and painting, advising students in their senior projects and coordinates exhibits for the Hammons Gallery.  Copeland completed an MFA in painting at the University of Dallas in 2005.  He is a graduate of the department (2000) and has taught at Ouachita for the last 5 years.  Prior to returning to Ouachita he served as an advertising assistant at Forms and Supply Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina, and later as a photographer for Flash Photo in Branson, Missouri. He has also taught elementary, middle and high school and was an adjunct instructor at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Texas.

His paintings have been included in solo and group exhibits in Houston, Kansas City, and the southeastern United States including the 2011 Delta Exhibit at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. More recently, a work of his has become part of the collection of IberiaBank, and is on display in the bank’s new location in the Stephens Inc. building in Little Rock. This fall Donnie will take part in an exhibit, Boundary Hunters, at Alfred University in Alfred, New York.



Raouf Halaby

Professor of Visual Arts and English

• EdD, East Texas State University

• MSE, Ouachita Baptist University

• BA, Ouachita Baptist University

Box 3785Arkadelphia, AR 71998

Raouf Halaby has taught OBU’s Art History and CORE art classes since 1993. He also chaired the Department of Visual Arts from 1994-2000. Prior to this experience, he taught in the English department for over twenty years. He has led student groups on European Study Tours, and has recently been investigating his creative side through sculpture.