Roddy, Jan Peterson (1957-) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Name: Roddy, Jan Peterson (1957-)
Historical Note: Jan Peterson Roddy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from the New College of California in 1985. She continued her education at the University of Illinois and earned her Master of Fine Arts in Photography in 1987. Roddy has been a professor in the Department of Cinema & Photography at Southern Illinois University Carbondale since 1988. She has also been the Dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. In 1996 and 2007 Roddy was awarded "Outstanding Teacher" in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. She has published three books and multiple essays and photographs, won various awards, and organized over 40 exhibitions. Her research interests include photo/digital production, image and word, art and politics, race, class, gender, and sexuality issues in media, and rural US and Ozark culture.