Nancy M. Stuart, a veteran Ohio educator and award-winning portrait photographer, has been named dean of the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford.
Stuart, former executive vice president and provost at the Cleveland Institute of Art, will assume her new post on Nov. 14, said University of Hartford Provost Sharon L. Vasquez.
Mary Frey, who had been acting art school dean, will return to the school's full-time faculty in January 2012 as professor of photography.
Stuart is a past associate dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, and a professor of photography.
Visual Studies Workshop Press published her photographic project DES Stories: Faces and Voices of People Exposed to Diethylstilbestrol in 2001. Her DES Stories portraits have been shown throughout the United States and were awarded a John Kobal prize at London's National Portrait Gallery.
Stuart earned her PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Graduate School of Education.