DENVER, Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) is pleased to announce Dr. Bruce Mackh as the Chair of the Liberal Arts Department.


About the Department
The Liberal Arts Department at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is committed to promoting academic excellence through rigorous and engaged pedagogical practices. Through our own professional development, as academics and educators, Liberal Arts provides the necessary skills for artists to develop as professionals, engaged citizens, and actualized human beings prepared to flourish in a complex global world. Students in Liberal Arts engage a variety of academic disciplines that emphasize the skills necessary for informed, meaningful, and effective writing and the capacity to think critically about their lives, their work, and the larger world. 

About the Chair
Bruce Mackh earned PhD in Critical Studies from Texas Tech University in 2011.  He also has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2006) and an MFA from Tulane University (2008).  Beginning in 2012, Bruce served as the Director of the Mellon Research Project at the University of Michigan, ArtsEngine. This project resulted in Bruce’s book «Surveying the Landscape» (2015), the first comprehensive guide to best practices in the integration of the arts into the research university.  Bruce joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 2015, where he was the founding program Director of Arts & Cultural Management. 

Dr. Mackh is an accomplished photographer, and his largest collection of images is part of the permanent collection of the Louisiana State Museum.  He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the College Art Association and the National Council of Arts Administrators, which awarded him a prestigious 2014/2015 Emerging Arts Administration Fellowship.  Bruce has a strong interest in curriculum development, pedagogy, and faculty development.  He has also earned a reputation as an effective curricular and programmatic consultant.

Bruce was recently hired at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design as Chair of Liberal Arts. As a professional scholar and writer, a dynamic educator, and an experienced director, Bruce brings exceptional abilities into this position. Bruce will be joining a robust department that includes veteran educators and professional scholars including Dan James, Thomas Keefe, Alison Leedy, Amanda Olson-McCoy, and Jeremiah Snyder.

About Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
A premier arts school in the Denver area, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is an innovative, rigorous, and community-oriented global learning environment that inspires passion for critical thinking and prepares learners to be forces of change in the creative industries, our communities, and the world. Find more information at or by calling 800.888.ARTS.

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