Spencer Ebbinga

Associate Professor of Art & Design


Spencer Ebbinga

Office Location:Ingram Hall

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • M.F.A., Sculpture, Arizona State University, 2006
  • B.F.A., Studio Art - Ceramics and Sculpture, University of Kentucky, 1998

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Sculpture

Selected Articles

  • Leadership Programs. "The Experience of Co-Chairing an Academic Department." American Council on Education web site 2008:
  • Barbara Clements. "Teach Tech." Scene Magazine Fall edition 2008:
  • Matt Nagel. "Art Installation Transforms Gallery Into Museum Of Dreams." Tacoma Weekly February 8th 2007:


  • Karen Hille Phillips Regency Advancement Award Recipient 2015-2016, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Freeman Grant China Seminar participant 2009, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Regency Advancement Award, Jingdezhan Ceramics Institute, China - 2007, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Arizona Artist Guild Scholarship - 2006


Spencer Ebbinga has been head of the 3-dimensional area since arriving at PLU in 2006. He teaches all levels of sculpture, upper division ceramics, 3-D Design, and 3-D digital modeling. Spencer received his Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics and sculpture from the University of Kentucky. His most recent work has been exhibited in Tacoma, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Jingdezhen, China.