TCU seeks out professors who have a passion for teaching as well as for conducting research—a combination that keeps them at the top of their fields. Endowed faculty positions attract eminent national and international scholars, which attracts other notable faculty and the brightest students to TCU.
The College of Fine Arts is proud to recognize several newly named endowed faculty.
Amy Hardison Tully, DMA is the inaugural Teresa Ann Carter King Dean of the College of Fine Arts. Tully joined the college in May 2022 from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where she most recently served as interim associate provost for student success and was previously associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She has extensive experience in academic administration, student success, the teacher-scholar model and musical performance.
Tully earned an artist diploma and a doctorate in flute performance from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, a master’s degree in musicology from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in flute performance with honors from the University of North Carolina–Wilmington.
The Teresa Ann Carter King Dean of the College of Fine Arts was endowed in 2019 by the Luther and Teresa King Family Foundation and the King family. Teresa Ann Carter King has played a pivotal role in elevating the fine arts at TCU and in the Fort Worth community. She has served on the College of Fine Arts Board of Visitors executive committee, and she and her husband, longtime TCU Trustee and former board chair Luther King, also served as honorary chairs of the 2008 TCU Fine Arts Gala.
Endowed faculty positions like the Teresa Ann Carter King Dean of the College of Fine Arts are made possible through generous philanthropic contributions, including those to Lead On: A Campaign for TCU. The most ambitious fundraising campaign in TCU’s almost 150-year history, the campaign aims to raise $1 billion to strengthen TCU’s people and programs. To date, it has raised over $845 million from more than 51,900 donors.
Jamin An, Ph.D. is an assistant professor and the Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History. He joined TCU this academic year from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. An is a historian of late modern and global contemporary art. His current research explores the intersections between curatorial practice, arts policy and the transformation of the artistic field in the late twentieth century. In addition to his scholarly work, An is an associate with the Sustained Dialogue Institute and is affiliated with the Center for Curatorial Leadership. He previously served as a curatorial fellow with the MIT List Visual Arts Center and has held curatorial positions in museums nationwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Glenstone.
An earned a doctorate in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree with high distinction in studio art and political and social thought from the University of Virginia.
The Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History was established in 2004 through a generous gift by TCU Trustee Emeritus Deedie Potter Rose to bring a nationally prominent scholar in the field of contemporary art to TCU’s School of Art and art history program.
Lori B. Diel, Ph.D., who is associate dean for research and faculty development and the Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, has been a School of Art faculty member since 2001. She has extensive experience in academic research, grant writing and mentorship. She is the author of three books, including the groundbreaking “The Codex Mexicanus: A Guide to Life in Late Sixteenth-Century New Spain.”
Diel earned a doctorate in Latin American studies with a concentration in Latin American art history from Tulane University. She also earned a master’s degree in Latin American studies from Tulane University and a bachelor’s degree in art history and anthropology from Emory University.
The Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History was established through an endowment grant by the Kimbell Art Foundation in 1994. The Kimbell Art Foundation, which owns and operates the Kimbell Art Museum, was established in 1936 by Kay and Velma Kimbell, together with Kay’s sister and her husband, Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Carter.