Julie S. Mixon

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Julie S. Mixon

Associate Professor of Art - Photography

Office: HFAC 208
Phone: 843-661-1541



M.F.A. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
B.F.A. Barton College, Wilson NC.

Teaching Experience

Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC
Barton College, Wilson NC.
East Carolina University


I started photography as an undergraduate student at Barton College in 2000 and went on to East Carolina University to receive my Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography in 2004. It was at ECCU that I discovered a passion for teaching photography.

In 2004, I began my teaching career at Lenoir Community College in Kinston, North Carolina. I taught as an Art Instructor at LCC until December of 2012.  In January of 2012, I began teaching photography at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. I teach classes ranging from digital, analog, and alternative processes.  Yes, I’m keeping the darkroom alive!

What I love about teaching is that you never stop learning….and photography is one of those things that you never stop learning. Making art through image based media is what I do.

Outside of higher education I offer photography services that include wedding photography and portraiture and serve the Carolinas and beyond.

Art Gallery Faculty Show J Mixon Here I Am
Here I Am – 2018


To see student work: https://francismarionphoto.wordpress.com/



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The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

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Francis Marion University is ranked among Washington Monthly’s “Best Masters Universities” in the magazine’s latest ranking.

  • FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Francis Marion University is listed as the Best Ethnically Diverse University in the South by U.S. News and World Report.


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PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
4822 E. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506

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