Gregory Spaid joined Kenyon's faculty in 1979 after receiving his MFA degree from Indiana University and teaching at Berea College. Spaid has recently returned to teaching full-time after serving for nine years in the academic administration, including six years as Kenyon's provost. He teaches courses in photography, color and design, and advanced studio work.

Spaid's artwork is in many significant collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the International Museum of Photography, and the J. Paul Getty Museum where he was recently included in the exhibition "Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection." Spaid's photography books include Grace: Photographs of Rural America and On Nantucket.  

Areas of Expertise

Photography, mixed media, drawing, art education.


1976 — Master of Fine Arts from Indiana Univ Bloomington

1969 — Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College