Rob McGuckin, Manager, Graphics and Printing
Rob attended Delaware County Community College and Philadelphia College of Art. He worked in prepress and design in commercial print companies for 23 years before becoming manager of the WCU Graphics and Printing department in 2002. His expertise runs the gamut and includes operating pre-press, press, and finishing equipment, scheduling and estimating, and vendor and resource relationship management.
Joan Lordan, Artist/Illustrator
Joan holds a B.F.A. in Illustration from Moore College of Art and a Desktop Publishing Certification from Berkeley Corporation. With more than 25 years of professional experience, Joan has been an instructor and a designer and has worked in numerous fields, including advertising, graphic design, and corporate exhibits and trade show displays. Joan has been with WCU since 2009.
JoAnne Mottola, Artist/Illustrator
JoAnne earned her B.A. in Fine Arts at Ursinus College, where she studied under the tutelage of renowned painter Ted Xaras, and her master's degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A graphic design professional with more than 22 years of experience in commercial art, fine arts, graphic design and art direction, her specialties include illustration, portraiture, infographics, and magazine design. She has experience in non-profit, education, corporate, and entertainment industries. JoAnne has been with WCU since 2007.
Lewis Merkins, Press Operator
Lew worked as a pressman in the commercial printing industry for nearly 40 years before coming on board at WCU in 2000. He has experience operating numerous types of press, pre-press, and finishing equipment in both the offset and digital environments.
Erica Thompson, Management Technician
Erica brings more than 30 years of experience in print, advertising, and publishing to her unique role at WCU, where she performs numerous administrative tasks while also contributing to many publications as a designer. A graduate of WCU with a B.F.A., she has been with the department since 2006. You may often see her on campus with camera in hand pursuing her special interest in photography.