Cora Lynn Deibler received a BFA in Communication Design from Kutztown University in 1985, and an MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University as a University Fellow in 1995. Deibler is a Professor in The University of Connecticut’s Department of Art and Art History where she has been Area Coordinator for the illustration program since 1997. Additionally, she has served as the Associate Department Head from 2002-10. In spring 2004 she received the University’s Advisor of the Year award and was nominated in 2005 for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Faculty of the Year award.
Ms. Deibler specializes in editorial, children’s, and children’s educational illustration. Her current interests include humorous images in an educational context for children’s publishing and she performed as Spider magazine’s resident serial artist, with the magazine featuring her work on a monthly basis in “The Danderfield Twins” from January 2004 until 2009. Other clients have included; The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cricket Magazine, Ladybug Magazine, Oxford University Press, Penn State University, Scholastic Publishing, and Sprint, among others. She works in ink, watercolor, collage, and digital mediums.
Awards have included How magazine's self-promotional annual, the Print Annual, The New York State Press Association, and RSVP’s annual illustration competition. She is a member of the Society of Illustrators, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and Phi Kappa Phi. She participates in shows at the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration in New York City, and served as a member of the Educators Symposium Committee there from 2003-2013. Her work appeared in “Women in Illustration: Contemporary Visions and Voices” at the Norman Rockwell Museum in 2004 and in “Picturing Health,” also at the Norman Rockwell Museum, in 2007. She currently serves as a member of the Low Illustration Committee at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut, as a member of the Education Committee at the Society of Illustrators in New York City, and as a Board Member with the National Council of Arts Administrators.Yes, she's insane. And does not sleep.