Dean’s Office Administration

Photo of Kati Toivanen

Kati Toivanen

Professor, Studio Art
Office 310 Scofield Hall Ph: 816-235-2261 Fx: 816-235-5191 Website:


As Associate Dean, Kati Toivanen oversees all undergraduate affairs as well as marketing for the College of Arts and Sciences.  In her creative research, Professor Toivanen explores personal history and narrative through imagery, objects and installations. She often incorporates elements of play and games into her artworks. She spends her spare time training for her next marathon.


Digital imaging, computer multimedia, foundation digital design and professional practices for artists.

Academic credentials

M.F.A. in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Recently, her studio practice has expanded to include several temporary public art projects in the Kansas City region.