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Graphic Design Specialist, World History Expert Join Mississippi College Faculty

Zach Osborn, left, and Chase Quartermain have returned to their alma mater to teach history-political science and art, respectively.
Zach Osborn, left, and Chase Quartermain have returned to their alma mater to teach history-political science and art, respectively.

Mississippi College executive leaders are proud to welcome two valuable additions to the Christian University’s faculty and administrative staff.

Chase Quarterman, M.F.A.

Chase Quarterman, a Mississippi College graduate and graphic design specialist who has served as a lecturer in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, has joined the MC faculty as an assistant professor of art.

Benjamin Ivey, assistant professor of graphic design at MC, said Quarterman will teach graduate and undergraduate classes in typography, branding, layout, and design fundamentals.

“I am excited to have Chase as part of our Art Department family,” Ivey said. “He is an amazing artist and graphic designer who will bring a fresh experience to our growing program. Our students will relish the opportunity to learn from such a dedicated educator and seasoned practitioner.

“Mississippi College will not only benefit from his mastery of the arts, but also his testimony and devotion to furthering the Kingdom through his creative endeavors.”

Stephanie Dickson Busbea, chair of the Art Department at MC, said Quarterman will strengthen the University’s Graphic Design Program.

“Throughout the hiring process, I felt God confirmed over and over that Chase was the person for the position,” Busbea said. “His teaching experience and background in publishing will be great assets to the Graphic Design Program.”

After earning his B.S. in art (graphic design) at MC, Quarterman obtained his M.A. in advertising (art direction) from UT-Austin and his M.F.A. in communication design from Texas State University. He joined the Art Institute of Austin as a design instructor and became an assistant professor of graphic design. He has served as a lecturer at UT-Austin since 2010 and has supervised the design team at Greenleaf Book Group since 2018.

A member of the North American Vexillological Association, Quarterman has authored a pair of articles in professional academic publications  and has hosted numerous fine art solo and group exhibitions.

Zach Osborn, M.S.S.

Zach Osborn, a Mississippi College alum and an adjunct faculty member who has more than a decade of experience teaching in the Clinton School District, has joined the MC faculty as an instructor in history and political science.

Patrick Connelly, associate professor and chair of history and political science at MC, said Osborn will enrich the department by teaching world civilization and upper-level European history classes.

“Zach Osborn has a well-deserved reputation as an outstanding teacher and a mentor to aspiring teachers,” Connelly said. “He has taught for us in an adjunct capacity for years while teaching at Clinton High School.

“He brings a wealth of expertise and strong relationships with local schools to a program that will focus on training social studies teachers.”

After obtaining his B.A. in history from MC and, while teaching social studies at CHS, earned his M.S.S. in history at MC. Clinton High School Teacher of the Year for 2014-15, he received the Mississippi Economic Council’s STAR Teacher Award in 2018.