Arts & Humanities

Faculty - Arts and Humanities

Jeff Diesburg

Associate Professor of Art

Jeff Diesburg began his teaching career at Manchester as an Assistant Professor of Art in 2011.  He is adept with a variety of media and teaches both digital and traditional techniques. His courses include Oil Painting, Life Drawing, Graphic Design and Camera Techniques. He is most experienced with graphite and watercolor, and proficient with the Adobe Suite design programs. In addition to 2-D media, he taught glassblowing at Iowa State University, and enjoys making jewelry and sculptures.

Diesburg earned a B.A. in Biological Pre-Medical Illustration from Iowa State University in 2003 and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He completed a M.F.A. in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006.

After earning his graduate degree, Diesburg served two years with the Peace Corps.  Living in a rural rain forest community, he worked with Panamanian, American and European organizations to educate children and adults. He also led and taught college students from all over the United States. Networking and teaching in adverse conditions, he learned to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. Following his time in the Peace Corps, he earned Teaching Licenses in Visual Arts and Biology and served one year with the AmeriCorps and Porter County (Ind.) United Way as a career advisor for high school students.