Jared Ragland


raglandj@uab.edu         Office // AEIVA 215         205.975.0693    

Jared Ragland is the Visual Media and Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Art & Art History.  He received his MFA from Tulane University and BA in Art and Design at LaGrange College. 

In his role as Visual Media and Outreach Coordinator, Ragland manages the DAAH slide library and digital image archive, creates image content for use in the classroom and in faculty research, and maintains the department’s website and social media accounts.  He also coordinates the Visiting Artist and Scholar Series, student recruitment efforts, and serves as the faculty advisor to the UAB Art Club. Ragland teaches courses in visual literacy, photography, and professional practices for the DAAH. 

A native of Birmingham, Ala., Jared spent the beginning years of his career in Washington, D.C. where he served as a White House Photo Editor under the Bush (43) and Obama Administrations while teaching photography at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.  He has published with National Geographic Books as the editor for The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office and has exhibited his fine art work internationally. His professional experience as a photo editor, coupled with his interests in photographic story telling, image archives, and digital processes, has shaped his collage and found-image based artwork.