Associate Professor of Studio Arts/Graphic Design
William Andersen is currently an associate professor and serves as the chair of the Art and Graphic Design Department at the American University of Kuwait (AUK). Prior to his appointment at AUK, he was a visiting assistant professor at Beloit College and a senior lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago after receiving a BFA in painting & drawing and a cross-school major in art history & criticism from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to research art and culture in Taiwan and China before moving to Kuwait in 2008.Andersen is also a practicing artist. His artwork has been exhibited in over a dozen countries, collected by members of the royal families of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, as well as included in numerous public and private collections in Asia, Europe, and North America.