James Yess

In addition to teaching at RISD, James Yess has worked as an adjunct instructor at Lesley University, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Massasoit Community College, Salve Regina University and the South Shore Art Center. He has earned degrees from Boston University, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the University of Wisconsin and College of the Holy Cross. Yess’ writing has appeared in such publications as Community College Review, The Journal of Nursing Education and Research in Higher Education.

Spring 2019 Courses

  • HPSS-S101-14 Topics: History, Philosophy, & The Social Sciences

On sabbatical fall 18 / Wintersession 19

  • BA, College of the Holy Cross
  • EDD, Boston University
  • MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • MPA, Harvard University


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design