Dr. Joan Marter, one of the first students to receive BA in Art History at Temple (1968, magna cum laude), is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Rutgers University. Named to the “Board of Governors” at Rutgers, she is the recipient of many prestigious awards and grants, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Women’s Caucus for Art and a Temple University Diamond Achievement Award in the Humanities.
Dr. Marter has written and edited scores of books and catalogues, organized exhibitions, published articles and book chapters, overseen symposia and panels, and lectured and given papers widely. Highlights include editor of the 2011, 5-volume Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, which earned an “Outstanding Reference Source Award” from the American Library Association, editor and principal essayist of the catalogue and exhibition, Off Limits: Rutgers University and the Avant-Garde, 1957-63, and editor of Abstract Expressionism: The International Context from 2007. Her 1997 show, Women and Abstract Expressionism, was honored by the International Association of Art Critics. Dr. Marter is Editor of the Woman’s Art Journal and has been Director of the Certificate Program in Curatorial Studies at Rutgers for 17 years.