M.F.A. Photography | Parsons The New School for Design
M.S. Art History | Pratt Institute
B.F.A. Art History | Pratt Institute
As Department Administrator & Imaging Specialist, Chelsey Denny oversees a range of administrative, outreach, and fiscal activities for the department's academic courses, public events, and travel programs. She provides guidance on the ins and outs of Rice policies and is a resource for faculty promotion and tenure cases and departmental hiring. Chelsey also supports faculty imaging projects as well as the department's graphic design needs.
Prior to joining the Department of Art History, Chelsey managed communication strategies, public events, and creative programs for several academic and non-profit institutions including Parsons the New School for Design and CEC ArtsLink, an organization that fosters international diplomacy through the arts. She has also served as senior editor for a contemporary arts publication called Conveyor Magazine and as artist assistant and studio manager to Vera Lutter. Chelsey's art historical research interests, which explored photographic publication and censorship practices in Weimar Germany, and her creative practice, which addresses the messy intersections of personal and institutional memory, give her a strong appreciation for both the academic and creative activities she enjoys supporting in the department. Outside of her time at Rice, Chelsey is an avid traveler with a soft spot for community arts programs and those who make them tick.