Murphy Hall, headquarters of Arcadia’s Art and Design program, soon will undergo renovations to upgrade its facilities and space. Through renovations and, possibly, additional construction, the plan could add up to 20,000-square-feet for Art and Design space.
The University hopes to bring the...
Robert Mauro is a dedicated educator, artist and luthier with a passion for technology in the arts. Having received his BA in Art Education from Glassboro State College (‘73), Robert pursued his MFA in Printmaking at Pratt Institute (’78), graduating with Honors. He later continued his studies with post-graduate work at Rowan University in Computer Graphics/TV production.
Robert was initially hired by Arcadia University (then Beaver College) in 1978 to teach printmaking. His interest in computer graphics led him to incorporate digital processes in his printmaking classes. In 1987 and 1988 he wrote Ben Franklin Partnership Grants totaling $200,000 to start a computer graphic program at Beaver College. Professor Mauro now teaches and manages the Digital Media program at Arcadia University overseeing 50 workstations, 3 dedicated servers, and 6 hi-end professional wide-format printers.
In 1983 Robert was presented with the Lindback Award for Teaching Excellence and in 2012 received the Arcadia Professor of the Year Award. He has chaired the Department of Art & Design for 18 years, and has led his department through 3 successful National Association of Schools of Art & Design accreditations. His service on many committees through his tenure at Arcadia has positively impact the life of the University.
Robert’s commitment to his own creative work is exemplified through his digital prints, which visually explore unique historical moments or events. This work combines his training as a printmaker and his knowledge of digital imaging. Professor Mauro’s work can be found in both public and private collections, in exhibitions at the local and national level. His creativity, however, is not merely limited to his prints, but includes woodworking and being an accomplished luthier.