Chair of Art Associate Professor

San Jose State University

M.F.A. Pictorial Art
San Jose State University

Associate Professor Karen Keister credits her time spent as a graduate teaching assistant for igniting her passion for teaching.

The advent of the digital darkroom has opened new avenues in her personal work, which has been exhibited in local galleries. Her design expertise has also been used in signage for a national retail chain. She joined Cogswell College in 1999 as an adjunct professor teaching 2D Design and Photoshop courses. Since then she has taught and developed curriculum for color theory and photography courses at Cogswell.