Sally Ham Govan has been an adjunct instructor in the Fine Arts program since 2014, teaching graphic design, 2-D computer illustration, and typography. Her industry experience brings a professional perspective to the classroom. She enjoys researching graphic design and illustration trends and mentoring students by providing them with the inspiration and resources to be successful in today’s economy.
As an art director for a national magazine publisher, Whittle Communications, she worked with renowned photographers and illustrators from around the country and collaborated with top designers. She designed special publications for the Knoxville News Sentinel and has consulted as a designer for small book publishers and other clients. In her full-time job, she designs and edits marketing materials and publications for Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. She has exhibited fine art drawing and digital illustration in solo and group exhibits.
Ms. Govan holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in illustration from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art with concentrations in drawing and graphic design from the University of Tennessee. She has regularly updated her skills by attending Milton Glaser’s summer design program at the School of Visual Arts; classes in multimedia and web design; data visualization workshops at the University of California–Berkeley; and national illustration, typography, and interactive design conferences.