Chair, Division of Creative Arts; Associate Professor of Art
Location: Myles Center for the Arts
What I Find Rewarding About D&E:
The best thing about working at D&E is the ability to have a close relationship with colleagues and students, and to feel that the work that I do makes a difference. D&E is important to the Elkins community, and since I was born and raised here, I am especially invested in making sure that the College not only succeeds, but prospers and continues to change lives for many years to come.
- M.F.A., State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y.
- B.F.A., West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
- Arts and Crafts Coordinator, Augusta Heritage Center, Elkins, W.Va.
- Visual Arts Master Teacher, W.Va. Governor's School for the Arts, Davis & Elkins College (2011-2013), Elkins, W.Va.
- Art Entrepreneurship
- Art History
Research Interests/Professional Activities:
- Chair, Curriculum Committee, 2012-present
- Faculty Representative, West Virginia Governor's School for the Arts, 2011-2013
- Master Teacher, Studio Art, West Virginia Governor's School for the Arts, 2011-2013
- Presenter, Universal Design, Appalachian College Association Conference, 2012
- Faculty Adviser, Ethics Symposium, 2012
- Art Show, A Sense of Place: The West Virginia Sesquicentennial Artist Invitational, Huntington Museum of Art, 2013
- Art Show, The Best of West Virginia, Tamarack, 2013
Michael Doig was awarded the prestigious 2015 Lois Latham Award for Teaching Excellence at the annual Academic Awards and Recognition Convocation. The Lois Latham Award is presented annually to an outstanding D&E educator who is characterized by their distinguished intellectual career; enthusiasm for scholarship and intellectual curiosity; and, most importantly, by evidence that it is their professional calling to nurture the intellectual and personal growth of others.
As an artist, Doig works in many mediums, including encaustic and spray paint, but his primary medium is oil paint. His current work in the Appalachia Series can be seen in various venues in West Virginia, such as the White Room Gallery in Thomas, W.Va., the Iron Horse Tavern in Morgantown, W.Va., and Taylor Books Annex Gallery in Charleston, W.Va.. The series consists of large-scale oil paintings created mainly from old, found photographs of people and scenes from around West Virginia and Appalachia.