Communication & Design Arts


Photo of David Armstrong

David Armstrong

Professional in Residence

David Armstrong has worked in the area of video production and operations since graduating from Anderson University in 1984. He currently is a professional in residence at Anderson University. Armstrong teaches a trio of video production classes and has been honored as director of Candles & Carols with an Emmy® award. He previously served as […]

Read More

Photo of David Baird

Dr. David Baird

Chair, Department of Communication & Design Arts; Professor of Communication

David Baird, professor of communication, is the academic advisor for journalism students as well as faculty advisor for the student newspaper, the Andersonian. Special interests include political communication and media history, and one of the highlights of his professional career was interviewing Pem Farnsworth, who was working in the lab alongside husband Philo Farnsworth when he invented […]

Read More

Photo of Jason Higgs

Jason Higgs

Assistant Professor of Visual Communication

Jason Higgs joined the Department of Communication and Design Arts in 2015. He has won an Emmy® award as well as several Telly and Addy awards for his creative direction and storytelling. His teaching draws on his experience in all aspects of design, television, cinema and animation. Contact Professor Higgs: jahiggs@anderson.edu Assistant Professor of Visual […]

Read More

Photo of Stefanie Leiter

Stefanie Leiter

Assistant Professor of Public Relations

Stefanie Leiter graduated from Anderson University with a B.A. in mass communications and a specialization in public relations. In 2016, she graduated with her Master of Science in Communication from Purdue University and received a graduate certificate in strategic communications in 2015. In her previous role as director of content strategy and public relations, Stefanie was […]

Read More

Photo of Tia Lipan

Tai Lipan

Director of Galleries, Instructor of Art

Tai Lipan, director of university galleries and instructor of art, teaches drawing, painting, and 2-D Design. As director of the galleries, Tai oversees the permanent collection and managing exhibitions in both the Wilson and York Hall Galleries throughout the year. She received her BA in painting from Anderson University in Indiana and her MFA in […]

Read More

Photo of Jack Lugar

Jack Lugar

Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Arts

Jack Lugar worked for more than a decade in Los Angeles as a television writer and producer. Jack’s writing credits include the Warner Bros./FOX sitcom “Wanda At Large,” “From the Top” for Family Theater Productions, and several projects for comedian Louie Anderson’s company, Louzell Productions. In addition, he is the author of the humor book […]

Read More

Photo of Samantha Yoo

Samantha Yoo

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Professor Samantha Yoo is an assistant professor of visual communication design at Anderson University. She earned degrees from Hunter College of the City University of New York and New York Institute of Technology. She has worked in an NYC-based Shoe Company and Graphic Design firm for more than 13 years, and her projects have spanned […]

Read More