Jean Nunez Donegan

Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Professor of Art (Ceramics)

B.A., Nicholls State University
M.F.A., Louisiana State University

Contact Information:
221 Talbot Hall
Phone: 985.448.4390
Web site:

Jean Donegan is the Head of the Department of Art and has taught art for over thirty years. After teaching art at the high school level for 17 years at Vandebilt Catholic High she joined the faculty of Nicholls State University in 1995. She teaches Ceramics, Art Education and Design.

Ms. Donegan exhibits her ceramic sculpture in galleries and museums throughout the United States and has been featured in national magazines such as Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter, and Arts and Activities. She has exhibited internationally as well, and was selected for exhibition in the 5th World Ceramic Biennale in Korea. Her work also appears in the books The New Ceramic Art published by North Light, 500 Teapots II and 500 Cups published by Lark Press. Her ceramic sculpture is represented in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Museum’s Renwick Gallery of Contemporary Art.

She has been recognized at Nicholls as a Distinguished Service Professor and was also awarded the Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence and the Marie Fletcher Distinguished Service Award. She is also a Lorio Endowed Professor of Fine Arts. Ms. Donegan is the director of the department of art’s Study Abroad Program.

CERAMICS (Studio: 108 Talbot)
Jean Donegan, Professor, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
221 Talbot / 985.448.4390 /

Jeff Brown, Associate Professor
235 Talbot / 985.448.4593 /

“Portrait of the Artist as Mom…Nightmare Sequence”, collection of the Smithsonian


“It’s a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight”, Sodom and Gomorrah Series


“Holy Moses”, Bible Disaster Series