Dr. Toby Ten Eyck


PhD, Louisiana State University

(360) 650-7521

AH 511

Toby A. Ten Eyck studies the role of art as a communication tool in society. He and his wife, Sheri, own and operate Wandering Oaks Fine Arts Gallery and Glass Studio. Toby joined Western Washington University's Sociology Department as a temporary instructor in 2016 after receiving his PhD from Louisiana State University in 1998 and teaching at Michigan State University from 1999 to 2015.

Faculty Research Interests

Community and urban culture

Selected Publications

Ten Eyck, Toby A. And Lawrence Busch. 2012. “Justifying the Critique: Following the lead of Clement Greenberg and Michael Kimmelman”. Cultural Sociology6(2):239-253.

Ten Eyck, Toby A. and Emily Christensen. 2012. “Speaking of Art: Class code or historical residual?The Social Science Journal 49(3):330-338.

Ten Eyck, Toby A. and Brette Fischer.  2012.  “Is Graffiti Risky? Insights from Newspapers and the Internet.” Media, Culture, and Society 34(7):832-846.

Research Interests

  • Community
  • Urban Culture