CraftSummer Staff

Ron Stevens, Director

Ron Stevens has been a commercial and art photographer for over 20 years. He has taught photography workshops and seminars around the Midwest and teaches photography in the Department of Art at Miami University. Ron's interests lie in photographing the ordinary world from unique perspectives.

Ron is a member of the Society for Photographic Education and National Association of Photoshop Professionals. He has been part of several regional exhibits and has had 15 images chosen for exhibition by the Professional Photographers of America as well as twice receiving the Hoosier Award from Indiana for outstanding photography and being named one of the top five photographers in the state of Ohio in 1985. He has images in private collections across the country and continues to do commercial photography that is used in national advertising campaigns.

Ron has been the director of CraftSummer since 2000 and considers it to be one of the most rewarding experiences of his professional career.

Contact Ron if you have suggestions or questions about our program, matters of policy, or prospective workshop instructors:

Erin Heil, Workshop Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Erin Heil has been part of Miami University for several years, with positions in Housing Dining Recreation and Business Services (HDBRS) at Shriver Center and at the Culinary Support Center (CSC), Academic Personnel Services, and now at the Arts Center in Phillips Hall.

Erin’s favorite hobby is demonstrating her skills and talents as a specialty cake designer and decorator. She has created thousands of cakes from large weddings to small birthday parties and everything in between, satisfying many customers and families along the way. She enjoys being with her husband and two children, living just a few minutes from campus.

Contact Erin if you have general questions about classes or the Art Center: or 513-529-7395