Melanie Corn joined the staff of California College of the Arts in 2003. Currently, she is the associate provost and her administrative work focuses on development, diversity, and assessment of faculty and curriculum. In addition, she has taught in the Critical Studies, Visual Studies, and MFA Fine Arts programs at CCA and in the Art History and Women’s Studies departments at University of California Santa Barbara. Her academic work combines interests in contemporary visual culture and theories of gender and sexuality, and her graduate work focused on the visual crisis of the AIDS epidemic. Mel Corn is also a performance artist and organizer, often integrating these vital practices into her studies and teaching. Currently, she is completing a doctorate in Education, focusing on higher education management, at University of Pennsylvania.
Professor, Critical Studies