Chair, Art + Design Department
Susan Lawlor is a graphic designer, Professor of Graphic Design, and Chair of the Art + Design Department. She has been Creative Director for Fleishmann-Hillard, Inc. Public Relations, Woods Creative Group arketing Communications, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her graphic design work has won national awards from the Public Relations Society of America, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the International Association of Business Communicators, as well as awards from the Kansas City Advertising Club and the Kansas City Art Director's Club.
Susan earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. She also attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. Prior to joining the faculty at Avila University, she taught graphic design at the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Kansas.