Lori Ellis is a Professor Emeritus of Painting at State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland, She joined the faculty in 2000 and taught painting, drawing, figure drawing, color, and BFA thesis courses and served as Chair of the Art and Art History Department. Her mission in teaching has been to help students find their unique process of creative development and understand their connection to the rich history of artists who came before them.  She is now retired from SUNY and continues her adventures in painting.