Meghan Flynn
Assistant Professor of Art
Meghan Flynn

Flynn grew up as a passionate learner in a family of teachers, so it’s no surprise that she was inspired to pursue education as a career. Her interest in art and her creative talent put a finer point on that pursuit. She enjoys helping Northwestern students understand that art-making and learning are forms of worship.

Faithful educator
With a decade of college teaching experience, Professor Flynn has increasingly labored to connect art and faith in the minds of her students. “I have been very moved by the strength of this campus community’s faith. I am always working on various ways to integrate faith in my classroom, because I believe art is a gift we should be encouraged to explore and use in service to God and humanity.”

Qualified mentor
Professor Flynn earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Iowa State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Washington State University. She also studied art in Rome for a time. Her art has received awards in juried shows around the country. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she maintains a dedicated studio practice and active exhibition schedule.

Grateful servant-leader
Professor Flynn says she is thankful for God’s hand in bringing her to teach at NWC. “I have fallen in love with the Christian academic community of Northwestern College. During my time here, I have felt an unparalleled sense of welcome. I feel called here to serve God, my students and the community, and to share the glory of God through art.”

Proponent of diversity
Her experiences in different geographical locations and some insightful training have led Professor Flynn to better see the beauty and importance of diversity. “We are all made in the image of God and therefore deserve understanding, love and justice,” she says. While teaching in Washington, she sought out a professional development program focused on helping minority students succeed. “The program helped me to better recognize unjust social systems, acknowledge the complexity of human identities, and focus on creating a classroom environment that allows all students to flourish.”

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