School of Art, Craft & Design

Art History Faculty

Carol Ventura, Professor

Phone: 931-372-6084 | Email: | Office: 357 Bryan Fine Arts Bldg. | Web:

Dr. Carol Ventura is the art historian at Tennessee Tech University and is an author and award-winning artist. Her interest in art, crafts, and history have led her to find and document artists and craftspeople around the world.

Ventura became interested in tapestry crochet when she was a Peace Corps volunteer in a weaving cooperative in Guatemala in the 1970’s.

Since that time, she has explored the design potential of the technique and developed a system of graphing motifs, which she shares in her tapestry crochet books, magazine articles, and videos.

Resume: Dr. Carol Ventura (PDF)