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Holland, Arnold

Interim Associate Dean, College of the Arts

Professor of Art


Office: 657-278-3158

Department: 657-278-3256



Arnold Holland joined the CSUF faculty in 1998 after receiving his M.F.A. in visual communications from Virginia Commonwealth University and his B.F.A. in graphic design from Arizona State University. Professor Holland also received his Ed.D. in higher education leadership from Cal State Fullerton. His research interests include semiotics, typography, best practices in service learning, and theory-to-practice gaps in the visual arts. In his teaching, Dr. Holland is committed to connecting the campus with the surrounding community through partnerships that enhance student learning, address local needs and encourage students to be active citizens. In addition to teaching in the College of the Arts, he has served as the Office of Research and Development Faculty Fellow for Scholarly and Creative Activities. Throughout the years, Dr. Holland has served on numerous departmental and university committees including Academic Senate, WASC, NIH BRAD, AEEC, NASAD Building Accreditation, Art Department Personnel Committee, as well as many university search committees. He has worked collaboratively with various entities on campus, including the colleges of Education, Communication and Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Center for Internships & Community Engagement; and Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership. Dr. Holland has held memberships and leadership positions in the discipline-specific professional organizations of AIGA, OBD, CMA and UCDA.

Areas of Knowledge:

  • Typography


  • Art -- Graphic Design


  • Middle East
  • North America