Professor of Art and Professor-in-Charge of the Ceramics Area in the School of Visual Arts. He has taught at Penn State University since 1990. He also taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Wichita State University. He received an MFA from Alfred University, a BFA from Wittenberg University, and was a Special Student at Kansas City Art Institute. Honors include two NEA Visual Artist Fellowship Grants. His work has been the focus of a number of solo exhibitions, five with Garth Clark Gallery, and has been featured in group exhibitions around the united States and at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Permanent collections include the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has taught an led well over 100 workshops both in the United States and abroad. Staley was a resident of the Archie Bray Foundation from 1989-90 and has served on its Board of Directors since 1995.