Our response to COVID19

The QA Commons is mindful of the dramatic and transformational impact COVID-19 is having on all institutions of higher education. As an organization, we are adapting our services to support preparing graduates for the workplace that is now changing more precipitously than ever.


Nicole Hand-Bryant

Nicole Hand is the Assistant Dean and a Professor of Art at Murray State University. Her areas of expertise include interdisciplinary teaching, experiential education, and strategic planning.


In addition to her administrative work, Professor Hand teaches printmaking and bookbinding classes and direct the Patricia Summerville visiting artist program. Her prints and artist books have been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 500 solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions. Nicole has given lectures and workshops in over thirty venues including Atlanta Printmakers Studio, University of North Carolina, Greenville, The University of Arizona, University of North Texas, Denton, Ohio University and Youngstown State University.


Nicole earned an MFA from the University of Miami, a BFA from the University of South Dakota, and a BA from Nazareth College.


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