Sally Ham Govan

Senior Editor


  • Whittle Communications, Knoxville, TN
    Associate Art Director, national magazines
  • Adjunct Faculty
    Graphic Design, Typography, 2-D Computer Illustration (Cumberland University); Web (Multimedia) Design (MTSU)
  • Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN
    Graphic Designer, Special Publications 
  • Consulting
    Graphic Design / Editing 



  • MFA, University of Hartford, Illustration, 2011
  • BFA, University of Tennessee, Studio Art—Graphic Design / Drawing
  • Milton Glaser Summer Design Program, School of Visual Arts
  • Multimedia Design classes, MTSU, 1999-2000 
  • UC-Berkeley: Video Storytelling Workshop, 2014; Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization Workshop, 2013; Data Mapping Workshop, 2012


  • IABC Nashville—Award of Excellence in Publications, 2016
    (International Association of Business Communicators)
  • CASE District III—Special Merit: Graphic Design Multipage Publication, 2016
  • Honorable Mention: Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibit, 2014
  • AUBER Award of Excellence in Publications, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2013
    (Association for University Business and Economic Research) 
  • Society of Publication Designers Silver Medal, 1987


  • Chair, data visualization panel, AUBER conference, 2013
  • Presenter, website panel, AUBER conference, 2009
    (Association of University Business and Economic Research)  


Recent Exhibits

  • Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN, 2017, solo
  • Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN, 2014, 2015, one of five
  • Artist Alley Gallery at the Mill, Lebanon, TN, 2013, solo 
  • Tomato Head (2 locations), 2013, Knoxville, TN, solo
  • Emporium, Knoxville, TN, 2012, one of two
  • Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, Knoxville, TN, 2011, one of two
  • MFA Thesis Show, West Hartford, CT, 2011, group
  • City Hall Rotunda, Murfreesboro, TN, 2009, solo
  • Blount Mansion Visitors' Center, Knoxville, TN, 2008, solo


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