Eric Schruers

Assistant Professor of Art History
BA Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, MA, PHD Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Eric Schruers serves as the art department’s art historian.

Prior to joining FSU Schruers held teaching positions at Mesa State College, Edinboro University and Slippery Rock University.

His publications include:

Wonders of Works and Labor: The Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art, The Pennsylvania State University Press.

 “John Willard Raught, Corwin Knapp Linson, and Stephen Crane: Picturing the Pennsylvania Coal Industry in Word and Image,” The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology.

“Interpreting the Real and the Ideal: Rockwell Kent’s Bituminous Coal Rediscovered,” Southeastern College Art Conference Review.

 “When Coal Was King,” Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University.

"The Steidle Collection," The Earth and Mineral Sciences Bulletin, The Pennsylvania State University.

Tools, Trash and Technology: A 25-Year Retrospective of the Art and Design of Marque Cornblatt. Charles Hardy. Western Colorado Center for the Arts.

 “A Necessary Evil: The Lone Art Historian Among the Wild Beasts of a Small Studio Program,” Southeastern College Art Conference Review.

 “Michael J. Gallagher and the Invention of the Carborundum Tint Printmaking Process,” Southeastern College Art Conference Review.

 “The Industrialist School of American Art,” Southeastern College Art Conference Review.

Dr. Schruers public lectures and presentations have included:

“Rockwell Kent’s Bituminous Coal” WVU Art Museum, Art Up Close series.

 “From Fluxus to Burning Man: The Continuing Evolution of Performance Art, Public Art and Street Art in the 21st Century. SECAC Annual Conference.

 “Public Art and Radical Self-Expression in the Age of Burning Man.” Southeastern College Art Conference.

 “Light, Shadow and Dust: The Art of Burning Man,” presented at Mesa State College.