Associate Professor, Department of Art and Design, University of Delaware

Colette Gaiter is Associate Professor of Visual Communications in the Art Department at the University of Delaware.

After working in graphic design she became an educator and artist, exhibiting her work internationally and in galleries, museums and public institutions in the United States. Her work ranges from digital prints and artist books to web sites and interactive installations.

Her writing on former Black Panther artist Emory Douglas’s work appears in Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, and West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977. Since 2004, she continues to write about Douglas’s work including his current international human rights activism.
She has visited Cuba six times to research art and design. Her essay, “Introspection and Projection in Cuban Art” was published in the 2014 book, African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Art and Social Change, University of Delaware


  • 1999 
    Hamline University, St. Paul MN, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies