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College of Arts and Humanities

Jon Esser

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College of Arts and Humanities

School of Humanities
Phone: 610-436-2420

School of Visual and Performing Arts
Phone: 610-436-2755 (Art + Design)
Phone: 610-436-3463 (Theatre and Dance)

Poetry Center
Phone: 610-436-2598

Staff Contact Information


Associate Dean

110B, Swope Music Building

  • M.F.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY
  • B.F.A., Purchase College, SUNY
Teaching Experience
  • Purchase College, SUNY
  • College of New Rochelle
Curriculum Vitae

Jon Esser has nearly 30 years of teaching and administrative experience in the arts. At Purchase College, SUNY, Jon was a founding member of the faculty in New Media and the founding chair of the Arts Management major. Along with Jon's other accomplishments for these majors, he created international study programs in Spain and Mexico. Since 2005, Jon has been a National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) visiting evaluator and consultant, having evaluated programs in art at over two dozen colleges and universities around the country. Over the years, Jon's artwork has evolved from more traditional sculpture into his most recent new media industrial landscapes.