Morgan Manning joins the Division of Fine Arts as assistant professor of art (design). He earned an associate of arts degree in painting and drawing from Chattanooga State Community College, a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from Savannah College of Art and Design, and a master of fine arts in graphic design from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
As a graduate instructor of record at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Manning taught Graphic Design 2 and 3. His professional graphic design experience includes serving as lead graphic designer and creative director for the Chattanooga Zoo for nine years. He was also a freelance consultant in Chattanooga, where he did visual communications strategy and design development for cultural institutions and social organizations.