Kathleen Browne has headed the Jewelry/Metals/Enameling department at Kent State University since 1992. She received her BA from San Diego State University in 1983 and her MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1986. Her artwork has been exhibited widely both in the U.S. and abroad and has been published and/or reviewed in numerous publications such as Metalsmith, American Craft, New Art Examiner, The New York Times, Dialogue, The Plain Dealer, The San Francisco Chronicle. Her artwork has been published in thirteen books and she has written a number of reviews, articles and catalogue essays for various publications. She is the recipient five Artist Fellowship Grants from the Ohio Arts Council.