School of Art and Design
College of Performing and Visual Arts
M.A. Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., Art History, California State University, Northridge
Michael A. "Chip" Coronel specializes in the traditional native arts of Africa, South Seas and the Americas. He has conducted research in Africa, South Seas, Europe, and Asia, and is a curatorial consultant for the Denver Art Museum's African Art Collections. He has won numerous teaching awards including the College of Performing and Visual Arts Teacher of the Year. Twice he has been invited as a Visiting Professor in the University of Pittsburgh's Semester-at-Sea Program. He coordinates the art history program and teaches Art History Survey, courses in African, Tribal, Pre-Columbian and Renaissance Art. Chip also regularly teaches a summer course on the Pueblo Anasazi, as well as a summer course in Italy on Early Italian Renaissance Art in Tuscany. He is the Honors Visual Arts Advisor and a faculty member of the University of Northern Colorado's Honors and Life of the Mind Programs. He has published and curated numerous articles and exhibitions in his area of specialization.