Adrienne Callander

Adrienne Callander

Assistant Professor of Art and Entrepreneurship

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-387-9116

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Adrienne Callander is an Assistant Professor, cross-appointed in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences and the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Adrienne teaches art and entrepreneurship along aesthetic, social, and commercial trajectories, facilitates arts integration, and partners with on- and off-campus entities to grow opportunities and engagement. A practicing artist, she has exhibited her work in the US and abroad, including Simon Fraser University Gallery (Vancouver, Canada), the Speed Museum (Louisville, KY), the Hogar Collection (Brooklyn, NY), the Mississippi Museum of Art (Jackson, MS), Gullkistan (Laugarvatn, Iceland), and the Kunsthochschule für Medien (Cologne, Germany).

M.F.A., Visual Art, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

Post-Baccalaureate, Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art

B.A., History, Reed College

As Assistant Professor of Arts Entrepreneurship in New College ( at the University of Alabama, Callander taught Arts Entrepreneurship, Social Justice and the Arts, and Creativity; directed an on-campus arts pilot incubator; served as a team coach for AIME: Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs; and was a faculty liaison for Sassafras Center for Arts, Environment and Community.

At Mississippi State University, Adrienne served as interim area head for Sculpture and developed a co-curricular channel between the Entrepreneurship Center and the Department of Art for the support of partnerships between students in Art, Engineering, and Business. Adrienne served as an Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board member and a team mentor for the MaroonX Accelerator Program, jointly launched by Mississippi State and Texas A&M to foster entrepreneurship in rural areas.

At Mississippi State University, Indiana University Southeast, Kentucky College of Art and Design, the University of Louisville, and Rutgers University, Adrienne taught Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Sculpture; 3D Design; 2D Design; Time-Based Art; and Contemporary Art seminar. Adrienne was co-director of the Young Artists Workshop, Institute for the Arts at Indiana University Southeast.