Meadows School of the Arts 2017
Debora Hunter, associate professor of art, joined the SMU faculty in 1976 after earning a B.A. in English literature from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. in photography from Rhode Island School of Design. In her more than four decades of teaching at SMU she has guided the Division of Art in the transition from chemical-based to digital photography and taught for over 20 years in SMU-in-Taos. She was nominated for SMU's HOPE Award for excellence in teaching. She has served as undergraduate advisor for the Division of Art and chair of the Division's Curriculum Review Committee, and has been a member of Meadows' Academic Policy Committee, Faculty Senate, Faculty Senate's Executive Committee, Women's Studies Council, SMU-in-Taos Advisory Board, Honor Council and the University Art Collection. Her work has been exhibited and collected by the Art Institute of Chicago, Amon Carter Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery and the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House. She was named the Dallas Art Fair Artist Honoree in 2016. She retires as Professor Emerita of Art.