History of the ODU Art Department/Greta Pratt
Greta Pratt (born July 17) is an assistant professor of photography at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She has been teaching since 2007. She is the author of two monographs, Using History and In Search of the Corn Queen.
Pratt earned a Bachelor of Fines Arts in Photography and Sculpture from the University of Minnesota in 1984. She went on to study at State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. In 2005, she received her Master of the Fine Arts in Intermedia Design.
Before teaching at Old Dominion University, Pratt taught at SUNY, the International Center of Photography, and Ramapo College. Her photographs have been shown in exhibitions worldwide.
Old Dominion University
Pratt revamped the photography program at Old Dominion University. During her first year of teaching, she restructured the curriculum. She added more photography classes.
During her short time at Old Dominion, Pratt says that the best part of her job is seeing her students learn more over the course of time. She says she is really excited about the program’s growth and believes that it is changing for the better. She sees Old Dominion’s positive development as parallel to that of the growth of the city of Norfolk.
Pratt’s goal is to bring a dark room back to the photography department.