• B.F.A., Miami University, 1997
  • M.F.A., Indiana University, 2001

Professor Murphy Milligan began teaching art and photography at Wooster in fall 2000. Her teaching experience includes traditional, digital and alternative photographic techniques as well as studio work in performative video and interactive installation. Her artwork engages in a variety of images types and explores the relationship between photography and storytelling. She is the recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education, two Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships and is a Photolucida’s Critical Mass finalist. Exhibited widely throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, Ireland and Italy, Professor Murphy Milligan has been featured in over one hundred exhibitions and is housed in several permanent collections, including The Kinsey Institute. Her work has been published in a variety of texts and magazines, including Series of Dreams [Russell Joslin, 2018], The Photo Review and Shots Magazine. To learn more, visit www.bridgetmmilligan.com.

“The passion for creating art comes from a strong desire to be curious and the confidence to take risks. As an educator, it is my responsibility to provide the theoretical and historical framework of visual communication, to cultivate technical ability and a deep understanding of materials, and to encourage students to critically analyze their artwork. Equally important is the need to foster that passion within my students to find their own personal vision and then to creatively and effectively communicate that voice.”

Courses Taught
  • ARTS 171: Introduction to Digital Imaging
  • ARTS 159: Introduction to Photography
  • ARTS 259: Intermediate Photography
  • ARTS 359: Advanced Photography
  • ARTS 251: Intermediate Drawing
  • ARTS 351: Advanced Drawing
  • ARTS 401: Junior Independent Study
  • ARTS 451 and 452: Senior Independent Study
  • IDPT 101: First-Year Seminar