Ben Van Dyke
(517) 884-5945

C27 Kresge Art Center
600 Auditorium Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyArt, Art History, and Design

Associate Professor
Graphic Design


Benjamin Van Dyke was born in the heat of southern Florida and later moved to the chill of western Michigan. His life, and his intellectual pursuit, is a series of stark contrasts and experiential anomalies. He received an MFA from the Stamps School at the University of Michigan and a BFA from Kendall College of Art & Design. He has been invited to exhibit his work across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. After a Fulbright Fellowship in The Netherlands and a tenured faculty position at the University at Buffalo, Van Dyke returned to Michigan to contribute to the state’s historic place in design history. He is currently an Associate Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University.

University News

Graphic Design Student Graduates with 4.0 GPA, Receives Board of Trustees’ Award
Published December 20, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
Sydney Tomlinson, a December 2023 Michigan State University graduate with a BFA in Graphic Design from the College of Arts & Letters and a B.A. in Creative Advertising from the College of…Read now »
Two Awards Presented at Annual Faculty Meeting
Published May 10, 2019 in College of Arts & Letters
picture of a red building with yellow and pink flowers blooming near the camera
The College of Arts & Letters celebrated its outstanding faculty for their achievements in leadership and teaching at the Faculty Meeting and Awards Presentation on May 6 at the Kellogg Hotel…Read now »
Sharing Advice with the Next Generation of Graphic Designers
Published June 18, 2016 in College of Arts & Letters
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Department of Art, Art History, and Design alumna Ellen Bruss was back on campus today talking to students, meeting with Graphic Design faculty, and touring the Eli and Edythe Broad Art…Read now »
New Graphic Design Major Popular with Students
Published January 26, 2016 in College of Arts & Letters
The MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) has rolled out a new Graphic Design undergraduate major this Spring 2016. To date, 42 students have enrolled in the new BFA program…Read now »