Rhonda RootTitle: Professor of Art
Chair, Dept. of Visual Art & Design
Office Location: Art & Design Center
Phone: (269) 471-3496
BFA, Andrews University
MFA, University of Notre Dame
Rhonda Root graduated from Andrews University with a BA in Art and History, she received an MFA Degree from the University of Notre Dame in Painting. She is an artist who shows in local exhibitions, as well as in Chicago and New York. Throughout her career she has chosen architecture as her main subject matter. This has included American urban architecture as well as architecture from Europe and the Middle East. Root is also involved in archaeology, participating in several digs in Jordan, where she is the Director of Art. She has been on archaeological digs every two years since 1992. Her duties included doing illustrations of objects found, site illustrations, and section drawings of the found architecture as well as doing reconstruction drawings of what the building would have looked like during Biblical times. Many of these illustrations have been published in professional journals, including Biblical Archaeologist. Presently she teaches Color Theory and Art Education Methods courses. In Architecture she teaches the history of architecture courses and Drawing and Graphics Studios. Root enjoys traveling and co-directed the Art & Architecture Tour in Europe during the summers of 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013.