faculty profile

Jennifer Rissler
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Interdisciplinary Studies

Jennifer Rissler is the Acting Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at SFAI, and teaches Interdisciplinary Studies.  Her research on fine art curricular histories includes “Shared Legacies: Black Mountain College and its Influence on Post-Studio Art Education” presented at Re-Viewing Black Mountain College: an International Conference at the University of North Carolina, Asheville (October, 2009).  Her photographic work “Self-Served” was published in Aroused: a Collection of Erotic Writing, edited by Karen Finley (2001).

Jennifer has presented widely on the topic of program assessment within fine arts curricula, for the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and for the College Art Association. 

She is also the President of ArtTable, a national organization based in New York which is dedicated to the visual arts and to advancing women's leadership in the field.



  • Master of Humanities, University of Richmond
  • BA, James Madison University