Faculty of Art
DIANE BOZE, PHD, MA, MLS, BA
PROFESSOR OF ART
Ph.D. in Art History, University of Kansas, Lawrence
M.A. in Art History, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Master of Liberal Studies (History, Literature, Art History), University of Oklahoma, Norman
B.A. in International Affairs, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
Dr. Boze has a specialization in 19-century European art and a long, deep interest in world cultures, fostered through studying the Spanish, French, Russian and German languages; a summer in the south of Chile as a foreign exchange student in high school; concentrating on International Affairs for her B.A.; living in Quito, Ecuador, over a year with a Fulbright-Hayes grant researching regional economic integration; and receiving a Master's of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma with a concentration in literature, history, and art history. She then received a Rotary grant to study art history for a year at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. Enjoying how art history provides a wonderful gateway to all cultures, periods, and peoples, she continued art history studies at the University of Kansas, where she received a University Fellowship to complete a Master's and a doctorate in the discipline, returning to Spain to research her dissertation. While at NSU she also received grants to study Chinese, Japanese, and Korean culture, with the grant that focused on the Korean culture including a three-week workshop, with two weeks traveling in South Korea.
She is especially interested in advancing and promoting the teaching by instructors and the learning of students, publishing for example in Interdisciplinary Humanities: “Lessons from the Non-Hermit: Valuing Korea,” an article directed towards helping the non-expert teach or learn about Korea, and in The Journal of Art Historiography “Creating History by Re-creating the Minoan Snake Goddess,” which encourages questioning the assumptions and creations of histories.
NSU awarded her the Circle of Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching honor at her university.
LANCE HUNTER, MFA, MA, BFA
PROFESSOR OF ART
Paintings by Lance Hunter have been featured in International Artist, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and Watercolor Artist magazines. In 2015, a portrait by Professor Hunter was featured on the cover of Watercolor Artist, the leading watercolor magazine in the country. Hunter's art has been published in
six books with a seventh scheduled to be released this summer. These books include
the last three volumes of Splash, a popular anthology of contemporary watercolors, published annually by North Light
Books. Lance has been fortunate to receive over seventeen awards in national and international
watercolor exhibitions in recent years. During his career, he has exhibited in galleries
and museums in Europe and many major cities across the United States. Hunter is a
signature member of the American Watercolor Society (NYC) and the National Watercolor
Professor Hunter teaches painting, watercolor and figure drawing classes at NSU. His students often comment in evaluations on his ability to communicate art concepts and techniques in an accessible and engaging way.
AMANDA LAMBERSON, BA
INSTRUCTOR OF ART
INSTRUCTOR OF ART
Sylvia Nitti was born on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. She moved to the United
States at the age of seventeen to study art. She has been the recipient of numerous
awards. She has exhibited her work in many prestigious National and International
exhibitions such as The Portrait Society of America and The Women Painting Women International
Exhibition in New York. Her work is in collections in North America, Europe, and
Australia, including the Contemporary Museum of Art in Nicosia, Cyprus. Sylvia's
work has been featured in The Pastel Journal, International Artist, and The Guide
Artists Magazines. In 2018, Sylvia's artwork, was included in the book "Master's of
Contemporary Painting," written by filmmaker and artist Pedro Boaventura.
Sylvia currently teaches Drawing, Color, and Senior Exhibition classes and manages the Art gallery at NSU in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.