Michael Donahue



Visual Arts

Additional Title

Chairman, Art Department, Temple College, 1979-2018 Gallery Director, Temple College, 1979-2019

Courses Taught
  • Design 1
  • Drawing 1
  • Painting 1 and 2
  • Art Appreciation

Master of Fine Arts Degree, May 1978, Stephen F. Austin State University

Master of Arts Degree, December 1976, Stephen F. Austin State University

Postgraduate Work: University of Texas at Austin (July 1982, 1984); East Texas State University at Texarkana (July 1983); Santa Reparata Graphic Center, Florence, Italy (July 1986); University of Wyoming (May 1988); Stephen F. Austin State University (Summer 1989, 1995); Boston Museum School in Ireland (Summer 1993)

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, May 1975, Stephen F. Austin State University

Associate of Arts Degree, May 1973, Lee Junior College

Teaching Experience

Faculty member, Temple College, 1979 to present.

Professional Publications

Professor Donahue is the author of over 20 professional articles. He also is the author of two books: “Drawing Battle Lines-The Map Testimony of Custer’s Last Fight” and “Where the Rivers Ran Red - The Indian Fights of George A. Custer.” Both have won numerous awards.

Professional Presentations

Professor Donahue has exhibited artwork in over 50 state, national and international shows.


Recipient of Temple College’s Claudia and W.T. Barnhart Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award for 1993 and the Minnie Stevens Piper Professorship in 1993.The latter is a statewide competition that chooses 10 outstanding professors from all Texas colleges and universities each year for a $2,500 award.