Donnie Copeland teaches courses in drawing and painting, advising students in their senior projects and coordinates exhibits for the Hammons Gallery. Copeland completed an MFA in painting at the University of Dallas in 2005. He is a graduate of the department (2000) and has taught at Ouachita for the last 5 years. Prior to returning to Ouachita he served as an advertising assistant at Forms and Supply Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina, and later as a photographer for Flash Photo in Branson, Missouri. He has also taught elementary, middle and high school and was an adjunct instructor at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Texas.
His paintings have been included in solo and group exhibits in Houston, Kansas City, and the southeastern United States including the 2011 Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. More recently, a work of his has become part of the collection of IberiaBank, and is on display in the bank’s new location in the Stephens Inc. building in Little Rock. In 2013 Donnie will took part in the exhibit Boundary Hunters at Alfred University in Alfred, New York.