Graphic Design Department Faculty

Gigi Turner, Assistant Professor and Chair of Graphic Design

Gigi Turner (2013) Assistant Professor and Chair of the Graphic Design Department
BFA, University of Southern Mississippi

Gigi received her B.F. A. in Graphic Design from The University of Southern Mississippi. With more than two decades of experience as a professional designer she brings a wealth of practical experience to the Graphic Design program at Belhaven.

Gigi serves on the Advising board for Madison County Technical Center and is involved in work with the Jackson Disrict 7 chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Gigi is currently also in the progress of completing her M.F.A. In Graphic Design. She is originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi but now resides in Madison, Mississippi with her two children and her husband.

Cornelius Denson

Cornelius Denson Jr. (2013) Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
B.F.A., Mississippi State University
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design.

Since fall 2013, Cornelius has been a part of the faculty of Belhaven University Graphic Design program as assistant professor, where he teaches undergraduate courses in Computer Graphics, History of Graphic Design, Typography, and Graphic Design Studio.

Cornelius received his B.F.A. from Mississippi State University with an emphasis in graphic design in May of 1996, and his M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art & Design in graphic design in May of 2013.

Jon TysonMr. Jon Tyson (2008) Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
BS and MED, Mississippi College
Curriculum vitae

Jon Micah Tyson, assistant professor of art, teaches Perspectives, Intro. to Animation, Honors M.O.S.A.I.C., and Art Appreciation. Jon Micah also teaches Culture in the High Scholars program. He holds a BS from Mississippi College with an emphasis in sculpture and printmaking, and an MED from Mississippi College in Art Education. He previously taught art, along with core subjects, in elementary and secondary education. He currently works with local and global video game studios in the roles of art direction consultant, concept artist, character artist, and animation.