Mary Beth Koszut

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Digital Media
M.F.A. (Painting), 2011, Bradley University
B.F.A. (Art Education), 2005, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
B.A. (Studio Art/Anthropology), 2002, University of Denver

Mary Beth Koszut joined the Olivet faculty in 2012 to teach courses for the Art and Education Departments. Formerly a K-12 art teacher, she now heads up the art education program and teaches a variety of studio arts courses. Having received her MFA in painting from Bradley University in 2011, Professor Koszut continues to make and exhibit work on a local and national level. Her metaphorical images combine representational and abstract elements depicting the struggle to balance everyday life. 

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To inspire her creative self, Professor Koszut enjoys wheel throwing, yoga, & hiking in the woods. She and her husband, Jeff Tongren, married in 2016, are now raising their 3 children: Evette, Charlie, & Anna Grace Tongren.