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Fine Arts Faculty

Dr. Michael McKeonDr. J. Michael McKeon

Associate Professor
Baird Hall, Room 217
918-343-7594
mmckeon@rsu.edu

 

 

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Fine Arts
    Ohio University, Athens, OH
    2006
  • M.A., Humanities (Philosophy minor)
    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    2000
  • B.A., Philosophy
    California State University, Northridge, CA
    1998
  • B.A., History (Philosophy minor)
    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    1993

Professional Experience

  • 2011-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts
    2006-2011: Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
    Current teaching: Artists and Art Theory, Introduction to Philosophy, History of Western Humanities I and II, History of Western Aesthetics, Art Appreciation, Western Art History
  • 2005-2006: Instructor, Art Theory and Humanities, Department of Communications and Fine Arts
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
    Courses taught: Artists and Art Theory (online), History of Western Humanities I and II
  • 2003-2004: Classics Graduate Teaching Assistant, Classics Department, College of Arts and Sciences
    Ohio University, Athens, OH
    Courses taught: Human Aspirations: Classical Roots in Western Idealism and Love in Antiquity
  • 2003-2004: Interdisciplinary Arts Adjunct Instructor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts
    Ohio University, Athens, OH
    Courses taught: Interdisciplinary Arts 117 (introduction to the visual arts and architecture, literature, poetry, and music)
  • 2000-2003: Interdisciplinary Arts Graduate Instructor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts
    Ohio University, Athens, OH
    Courses taught: Interdisciplinary Arts 117 (the visual arts and architecture, literature, poetry, and music) and Interdisciplinary Arts 118 (film, photography, dance, theater, and opera)
  • 1998-2000: Humanities Instructor, Department of Humanities
    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    Courses taught: Introduction to Humanities 101 (the visual arts and architecture, music, film, dance, and theater)
  • 1999-2000: Humanities Instructor, Department of Humanities and Philosophy
    Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT
    Courses taught: Introduction to Humanities 101 (the visual arts and architecture, music, film, dance, and theater)

Related Experience

  • 2005-2006: Humanities Co-Coordinator, Department of Communications and Fine Arts
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
  • 2004-2005: Ohio University Academic Writing Center, Alden Library
    Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • 2002-2003: Director, Athens Public Library Lecture Series
    Ohio University, Athens, OH

Scholarships & Awards

  • Rogers State University, School of Liberal Arts "Excellence in Teaching” Award, 2009-2010.
  • Ohio University Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Department of Classics and World Religions, College of Arts and Sciences, 2003-2004.
  • John Houk Memorial Research Grant, Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Senate, Ohio University, 2003.
  • Seigfred Award for Teaching Excellence, School of Interdisciplinary Arts, College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, 2003.
  • Ohio University Graduate Student Teaching Assistantship, School of Interdisciplinary Arts, College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, 2000-2001; Maxi Stipend, 2001-2003.
  • Ohio University, College of Fine Arts Research Travel Awards, fall 2001, fall 2002.
  • Ohio University, School of Interdisciplinary Arts Research Travel Awards, fall 2002, winter 2003.
  • Brigham Young University, Department of Humanities, Classics and Comparative Literature Teaching Assistantship, 1997-1999.
  • Brigham Young University, Research Fellowship, College of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature, 1999.
  • Mae Covey Gardner Study-Abroad Scholarship, College of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature, Brigham Young University, England study-abroad summer program, 1993.

Professional Memberships/Activities

  • Rogers State University Faculty Senate 2007-Present
  • Membership in The Foucault Society 2005-Present

Publications

Selected Articles

  • "Love the One You’re With: Developing Xander.” The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality. ed. Emily Dial-Driver, et al. NC: McFarland, 2008.
  • "The Symbolist Theater and Symbolist Painting: Arnold Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead and the Transmigration of the Soul in August Strindberg’s The Ghost Sonata.” Text & Presentation, ed. Stratos Constantinidis, 24, 2004.
  • "The Postmodern Subject in Early Christian Catacomb Painting.” Year’s Work in Medievalism, eds. Jesse Swan and Richard Utz, 16, 2003.
  • "The Relationship between Art, Belief and Meaning.” Art, Belief and Meaning: Vol. 1. eds. Herman DuToit and Doris Dant, Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, 2003.

Juried Conference Presentations

  • "Locating the Viewer in Formalist Aesthetic Theory and French Neoclassical Art.” Paper presented at the 32nd Annual European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, October 4-6, 2007.
  • "Some Observations on Aristotle’s On Interpretation (Chapters 1-4).” Paper presented at the Tulsa Philosophical Society, Harwelden House, Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 28, 2007.
  • "Race and the ‘Degeneration of Culture’ in Nazi Art and German Expressionism.” Paper presented at the 2004 Ohio University Art History Symposium, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, May 14-16, 2004.
  • "Arthur Schopenhauer’s Will, Friedrich Nietzsche’s Superman, and George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman.” Paper presented at the 28th Annual Comparative Drama Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 24-26, 2004.
  • "Nazi Art, Ideology, and the Category ‘Entartete Kunst’.” Paper presented at the Fourteenth Annual Conference Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York, April 16-17, 2004.
  • "Nazi Art Theory and the Philosophical Foundation of Alienated Culture: The Marginalization and Exclusion of Expressionist Art in Nazi Germany.”  Paper presented at the 19th Annual University of Iowa Art History Symposium, Iowa City, Iowa, February 27-28, 2004.
  • "The Symbolist Theater and Symbolist Painting: Arnold Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead and the Transmigration of the Soul in August Strindberg’s The Ghost Sonata.” Paper presented at the 27th Annual Comparative Drama Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 24-26, 2003.
  • "Bringing Order out of Chaos through the Tyranny of the A Priori: Kantian Aesthetic Theory and Nazi Germany’s Defense Guild for German Culture.” Paper presented at the International Conference in Literature, the Visual Arts, and Cinema, State University of West Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2002.
  • "Giorgio Vasari and the Pure Line of Disegno.” Paper presented at Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 24-27, 2002.
  • "The Postmodern Subject in Early Christian Catacomb Paintings.” Paper presented at the Seventeenth Annual International Meeting of the Conference on Medievalism, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, October 18-19, 2002.
  • "The Disparity of Form on the Arch of Constantine and Plotinian Cosmology.” Paper presented at the 2002 Ohio University Art History Symposium, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, May, 18-20, 2002.
  • "The Metaphysics of Time in Homer’s Iliad.” Paper presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Classical Conference, Toledo, Ohio, October 25-27, 2001.
  • "Immanuel Kant’s Theory of Delineated Form and Neoclassical Art.” Paper presented at the 2001 Ohio University Art History Symposium, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, May 19-20, 2001.