Tim Glotzbach is Director of the Student Craft Program at Berea College. As an experienced arts professional, he has invested over 39years as a professor, administrator and consultant for arts-related economic development. Tim’s passion for the creative process has led him to focus his later career on arts administration and advancing educational and economic opportunities for both students, craft professionals and communities.
Prior to his position at Berea College, Tim was Dean of
Heritage & Humanities at Hazard Community & Technical College and Founding Dean and Director of the Kentucky School of Craft in Hindman, KY. Tim holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His teaching career began at the State University of New York-Oswego and he spent 21 years as Professor of Art at Eastern Kentucky University.
Tim’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and galleries throughout the US
and, as a jeweler, he has completed numerous private commissions. He has served on the boards of both national and regional arts organizations and continues as an active speaker/presenter for arts-related community development activities. Most recently, Tim has introduced the entrepreneurial AIR program into the 123-year history of Berea College, aimed at creating a community working to raise income levels for artists, create new businesses, prepare college students for real-world creative careers and connect art with businesses in new and collaborative ways. More information is available at www.bereacollegecrafts.com.