First Year Faculty Thoughts




Michelle Corvette, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art – Painting

BFA Painting & Drawing, University of Tennessee
MFA Interdisciplinary Art, New York University
PhD Educational Psychology, University of Tennessee
PhD Visual Art Research, University of London, Goldsmiths

On the first day of classes I promised students that I would help increase their creativity across all disciplines and fields. This requires seeing the world with new eyes by standing back from the quotidian details and making space to notice what is positive and fascinating to be more mindfully engaged. What I have been blessed to realize is that Belmont students are steadfast in their commitment to learning and collaboration which helps facilitate creativity. Likewise, they are motivated and enthusiastic to understand arduous concepts and to be challenged. It is humbling to be part of such a dynamic university where the administration, faculty, students, and staff have been overwhelmingly supportive, respectful, and kind. I find myself practicing gratitude and deeper appreciation for all the people in my life and to quiet moments of reflection and faith. I look forward to what the future holds for all of us at Belmont University.