• Sarah Meadows

    Assistant Professor in Photography

    Sarah Meadows is an Oregon-based visual artist. She received her MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016 and her BFA in Photography from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2008. She also holds a BA from the Evergreen State College and has studied internationally at the Glasgow School of Art. She has taught classes and workshops in photography at both RISD and PNCA. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, most recently at Clamp Art (NYC), Charles Hartman Fine Art (Portland) and Filter Photo (Chicago). Her work is published by Publication Studio and has been featured in Humble Arts Foundation’s digital exhibitions.

  • Sally Schoolmaster

    Associate Professor in Photography

    MFA 1990 Ohio University (Photography) 

    BS 1986 University of Oregon (Journalism)

    Sally Schoolmaster is a freelance architectural photographer. Her work has been published internationally in books and journals, including Architecture, Casabella, Archis, New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper, Inc. Magazine, and Architectural Record. Most recently her work can be seen in the book Allied Works Architecture: Brad Cloepfil – Occupation, Hatje Cantz Publishers.

  • Kate Copeland

    Associate Professor in Photography, Printmaking; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

    MFA – Rhode Island School of Design (Printmaking, 2006)
    Teaching Certificate – Brown University / Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning (2006)
    BA – Macalester College (Studio Art, minor in German Studies, 2000 – magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
    Workshops – Penland School of Crafts (Printmaking, Photography, Painting, 1998-2011)

    Kate Copeland is a conceptual artist and mischievous documentarian with a penchant for craft-intensive 19th century photographic and printmaking processes. Using cyanotype, salt printing, photogravure, letterpress, and more, her work isolates and ossifies moments, objects, and nuances that might otherwise be overlooked. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at a variety of non-profit, alternative and university spaces.

    During her 2013 Fulbright Scholar Fellowship in Baroda, India, Copeland taught Alternative Photographic Processes in the Graphic Arts Department of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She also continued a series — initially begun at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum — investigating the role of iconic typefaces in cultural history, using printing technology as source material, process and content. Details of Copeland’s Fulbright experience can be found at

    Over the past fifteen years, Copeland has taught Foundation, Printmaking, Letterpress, Book Art, and Photography classes and workshops at various colleges and non-profit organizations including Pacific Northwest College of Art, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Rhode Island School of Design, Portland State University, Portland Community College, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

  • Jennifer Brinkman

    Assistant Professor in Photography

    BS 1987 Illinois State University (Design and Photography)
    MSW 2012 from Eastern Washington University

    Jennifer Brinkman is an Oregon-based photographer with a passion for capturing the character of people and the landscapes they inhabit. For the last 20 years, she has worked as a documentary and commercial photographer.

    Professionally, her photographs have been published in catalogues, brochures, magazines, and books.

    Completing a Masters in Social Work in 2012 she is working with youth at risk through the foster care system.

  • Teresa Christiansen

    Lead Faculty and Assistant Professor in Photography and Liberal Arts (Art History); Director of Academic Technology

    MFA 2008 Bard College – International Center of Photography (Advanced Photographic Studies)
    BA 2001 Bates College (Studio Art, Psychology)

    Teresa Christiansen is a visual artist born and raised in New York City. She studied psychology and painting as an undergraduate in Maine at Bates College, and in 2008 completed her MFA in photographic studies through the Bard College – International Center of Photography program in NYC. She was an Assistant Photographer in the Photography Studio at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and taught at the International Center of Photography before moving to Portland to teach at PNCA. She has exhibited her work widely, including New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Portland. Most recently she has shown work at Melanie Flood Projects in Portland, the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle and the Portland Art Museum. She was a 2007 winner of PDN Photo Annual, a 2013 Regional Arts & Culture Council grant recipient and a summer 2014 Wassaic Artist Resident. Her work is in the collection of the Portland Art Museum.

  • Jaleesa Johnston

    Assistant Professor in Foundation, Photography

    Jaleesa Johnston is a mixed media artist currently living in Portland . She holds a BA from Vassar College and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work explores the black female body as both subject and material through performance, video, photography, sculpture and collage.  Jaleesa’s work interrogates the defining power of the gaze and its relationship to the formation and destruction of the psychology of blackness.