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Dr. Jeffrey H. Collins, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies

Jeffrey H. Collins, Ph.D. is a professor of art history and anthropology, interdisciplinary studies, and future studies, and serves as Director of the OUSA, International Programs at Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Jeffrey was previously a Dean of General Studies, taught at the University of North Carolina, and has held grants from Ohio State and the National Endowment for the Humanities for digs in Greece, from Princeton University in global civilizations and the history of art and technology, and presently serves on the Boards of the Lifeboat Research Foundation and the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies.  

A member of 20  international professional organizations, his courses taught include:  Ancient World, Medieval/Renaissance World, Global Culture, Modern Art (Art Institute), World Civilizations (four-course sequence), Art History: Ancient to Renaissance (Art Institute), Art History: Renaissance to Modern (Art Institute), History of Architecture: Ancient to Baroque (Art Institute), Anthropology of Technology, History of Architecture: 18th-20th century (Art Institute), Ancient Art (Oglethorpe University, Art Institute), Renaissance Art (Oglethorpe University), 18th and 19th Century Art (Oglethorpe University), Modern Art (Oglethorpe University), Far Eastern Art and Culture (Oglethorpe University, Georgia State University), Art of Africa and Oceania (Georgia State University), Art and Culture (Oglethorpe University), European Tour and Lectures (6 trips), Architecture of Ancient Greece: Greek trips and lectures (6 trips), Art of France, England: Trips and Lectures (3 trips), Modern Architecture (Art Institute of Atlanta), Anthropology (Oglethorpe University, Art Institute), Technology and the Human Future (Oglethorpe University), Cosmology: Honors course (Oglethorpe University); Anthropology of Religions (graduate course, Tiffin University); Science and World Religions, Symbology, Modern Architecture, and Geography and World Cultures, Oglethorpe University.

Jeffrey earned his BA in English from Baylor University in 1974, his MA from Colorado State University, and his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1982 from the University of Texas. His research areas include global culture and global communications, the interplay between art and science, ancient architecture, modern architecture, hominid evolution, the anthropology of religion and belief systems, Renaissance symbology and art, the fusion of art and modern technologies, futurism, AI, transhumanism, space exploration, and art as a tool for conscious evolution.


Alan Loehle, MFA
Art Department Director

Alan Loehle received an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Arizona in 1979 and a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia in 1975. He is Associate Professor of Art at Oglethorpe University and the Director of the Art Program. Loehle was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting in 2007 and has received numerous other fellowships and grants for painting, including two Pollack-Krasner Grants, an NEA Fellowship, and an Elizabeth Foundation Grant.

Loehle has exhibited widely since 1989, and is currently represented by Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, where his most recent solo exhibition, “Metaphors and Symbols”, runs from January 6 to February 14, 2009.  Recent group exhibitions include Year-07 Art Projects at County Hall, London, and Flow, in Miami, Florida, and his drawings are currently in the Artists’ Registry at the Drawing Center in New York City. Museum exhibitions include The Weatherspoon Museum, The Arkansas Arts Center, The Polk Museum of Art, The Mint Museum of Art, The Montgomery Museum of Art, The Columbus Museum of Art, and The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA-GA), Atlanta, GA. He was featured in a print exhibition of drawings in The Paris Review in 1999, and his work is in the collections of the Arkansas Arts Center, Polk Museum of Art and the Reading Museum, among others. Loehle was featured in the 2004 Southeastern edition of New American Paintings, and recent reviews include Atlantan Magazine, “Beast Master”, by Felicia Feaster (January 2009) and The Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Exploring Old and New Themes”, by Catherine Fox, (January 23, 2009).

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