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Department of Art

Bret Lefler

Associate Professor of Art


Dr. Bret Lefler
Position: Associate Professor of Art in Art Education
Office: Yancey Center 225
Phone: 706-507-8311

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BFA: School of the Art Institute of Chicago

MFA: Texas Christian University

PhD: Florida State University

Specialty Area

Art Education, Studio Art


Bret Lefler was born in Fort Worth, Texas, where he graduated from high school and then attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago receiving his BFA with a focus in painting and drawing in 1994. Upon graduation Bret returned to Fort Worth to attend Texas Christian University where he received his MFA in 1996. In the spring of 2006 Bret received his Doctorate in Art Education from Florida State University. Bret returned to Texas, after receiving his Ph.D., where he taught Art Education classes and served as the Chair of the Department of Visual Arts at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. In the fall of 2011 Bret will serve as the Art Education Program Coordinator for the Department of Art at Columbus State University, in Columbus Georgia.