Visual Communication and Design
Interim Dean and Chairperson, College of Arts and Humanities
Ph.D. University of Kentucky
M.A. Eastern Michigan University
M.A. Ohio State University
B.A. Ohio State University
Art Department Chair, Visual Arts Education
B.A. University of Detroit
M.Ed., Ed.D. Wayne State University
Graphic Design Instructor
BFA College for Creative Studies
MAT Madonna University
Kevin I. Eyster
Dr. Kevin Eyster is Professor and Chair of the Department of Language, Literature, Communication, and Writing. He joined the full-time faculty of Madonna University in 1995. He completed his doctoral degree in 1991 from the University of Kentucky. Professor Eyster teaches courses in literature, folklore, writing, and the humanities. His research interests include twentieth-century southern American writers Eudora Welty and William Faulkner, as well as the interrelationship between folklore and literature. While at Madonna, Dr. Eyster served as NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities from 2001 to 2003, and in 2011 he received the Faculty Excellence Award from graduating seniors.
One of Robin’s favorite parts of teaching is staying actively connected to her former students as they move powerfully into the design field and become talented colleagues. It’s a delightful and common testament that graduates from Madonna University's Graphic Design program consistently reach back, expressing their gratitude, visiting with current graphic design students, and requesting Madonna Graphic Design students as interns or employees.
In addition to teaching, Robin has had a long career in graphic design, working for ad agencies, in house graphic design departments, and running her own graphic design and illustration business. Maintaining an active connection to Detroit’s graphic design community allows her to remain in tuned to current trends and technologies in the business as well as providing valuable lessons and connections with real world perspective for her students’ enrichment.
Robin specializes in graphic design and illustration for the Children’s Market, and is a member of AIGA Detroit (American Institute of Graphic Arts), Graphic Artist’s Guild, and SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). In addition to teaching, and working on various graphic design projects, she also participates in regional art exhibitions throughout the year.