Richard Cary
Dean of Fine Arts
Professor of Art
Department: Fine Arts, Art
Office:  Moore 307
P.O. Box:  6651
Phone:  (828) 689-1396
  • B.A., University of Tennessee, 1969
  • M.S., University of Tennessee, 1974
  • M.A., Goddard College, 1980
  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1991
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1993
  • Stanford University, 1995

Art Exhibitons:

  • Credo:  A Documentary of Signs Following Believers, Abrons Gallery, New York, New York,
  • North Carolina Photographers’ Exhibition, Meredith College, Best in Show Award
  • Southeastern Photography Invitational, Blue Spiral 1
  • Liminality:  Interactions Between Documentary and Fine Arts Photography, London District Gallery, 2007


  • Book Chapter: “IQ As Commodity: Questioning the Research Base of The Bell Curve’s  Economics of Intelligence.”  In J. Kincheloe and S. Steinberg (Eds.)  (1997) Measured Lies: The Bell Curve Examined.  New York: St. Martin’s.
  • Award: Measured Lies received the 1998 Book of the Year Award from The Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America.
  • Book: Critical Arts Pedagogy: Foundations for Post-Modern Art Education.  (1998). New York: Garland.
  • Entry “Art and Aesthetics.” The Encyclopedia of Critical Thinking and Critical Theory. (2004). Daniel Weil, (Ed.) New York City: Greenwood.