Alumni

  • Arthur J. DiFuria

      Arthur J. DiFuria (MA, 1998) is a specialist in Maerten van Heemskerck. He is a Professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. He has just authored the book, Maarten van Heemskerck's Rome: Antiquity, Memory, and the Cult of Ruins (Brill, 2018).

  • Christa DiMarco

    • Contact: cdimarco@uarts.edu
    • Christa DiMarco (MA, 2007; PhD, 2015) is Associate Professor of Art History at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  She is the recipient of the W.T. Bandy Fellowship at Vanderbuilt University in Nashville, Tennessee (2016).

  • Lynn Smith Dolby

      Lynn Smith Dolby (MA 2004) is the University Art Collections Manager in the Office of the Curator at the University of Pennsylvania.  She previously worked as the Senior Director of Client Services at Atelier Art Services and at the National Constitutional Center.

  • Concetta Martone Dragani

      Concetta Martone Dragani (PhD, 20xx) is an adjunct professor teaching architectural history at Philadelphia University. She is a founding principal of d·M A S, an architecture, planning, and interior design firm in Philadelphia.

  • Barbara Fahy

      Barbara Fahy (MA, 1996) is a professor emerita of Albright College, where she taught in the History Department and was awarded a Lindback Teaching Award for Distinguished Teaching. Her research centered on Paul Rubens' program of ceiling paintings in St. Charles Borromeo church in Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Louise Feder

      Louise Feder (MA, 2013) has been promoted to Assistant Curator at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Feder began her career at the Michener as an intern in the Library researching artists for the Bucks County Artist Database and moved into a permanent position in the Advancement department as Membership and Special Events Coordinator. She brings a multifaceted approach to curatorial and publication projects with experience interning and working at a variety of institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Rosenbach Museum and Library, and the Arts Council of Princeton. She is the curator of the forthcoming exhibition Lloyd Ney: Local Color based on her extensive scholarship on the artist.

  • Susan Ferrence

      Susan Ferrence (PhD, 2008) is Director of Publications at INSTAP Press in Philadelphia.

  • Kenneth Finkel

    • Contact: kfinkel@temple.edu
    • Kenneth Finkel (MA, 19xx) is a Distinguished Lecturer in the American Studies Department at Temple University. Before joining Temple as a Distinguished Lecturer in the Spring of 2008, Finkel held various positions in Philadelphia’s cultural community: Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Program Officer at the William Penn Foundation, and most recently, Executive Director of Arts & Culture Service at WHYY. Publications include seven books and catalogues on 19th-century photography, graphics, and architecture with a focus on Philadelphia as a center of creativity. Finkel's first book: Nineteenth-Century Photography in Philadelphia was published in 1980. Other published worked include the early 19th-century sketchbooks of Joshua Rowley Watson and the Pennsylvania Railroad photographs of William H. Rau. Finkel revived the almanac format with the publication of The Philadelphia Almanac and Citizens’ Manual for 1994 and 1995. Finkel also launched WHYY’s Arts & Culture blog, The Sixth Square, first with an information campaign about Thomas Eakins’ Gross Clinic, at the time of its pending sale, and subsequently on several issues of cultural interest, including the Underground Railroad episode of Jane Johnson’s escape at Penn’s Landing. 

  • Aly Friesen Meloche

    Aly Friesen Meloche

      Aly Meloche, nee Friesen (MA, 2012) is currently in Educational Leadership at Drexel University, where she also works in the Education Department. Co-author of an article in Art History: Pedagogy and Practice 3 (2019): 1-23, it was featured in CAA Academic News updates.

  • Irena Frumkin

      Irena Frumkin (BA, 2016) earned an MA in Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an independent writer and editor.

  • Natalie Gearin

      After graduation, Natalie Gearin (BA, 2018) worked as a Visitor Services Assistant at Philadelphia Museum of Art and a Writing Tutor in the Writing Center at Temple University; in the fall of 2019 she will be headed to Tufts University to pursue an MA in Art History and Museum Studies, focusing on video art.

  • Kati Gegenheimer

      Kati Gegenheimer (BA Art History and BFA Printmaking, 2007) completed her MFA in Painting from Yale in 2013. She has previously held positions as lecturer in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Yale and Coordinator for the Director of Yale's Norfolk School of Art. Kati is currently the Associate Director of Academic Enrichment Programs at Tyler School of Art and Architecture. 

  • Amy Gillette

      Amy Gillette (PhD 2016) is a medievalist and a research specialist at the Barnes Foundation. She produces the Foundation’s white papers on individual and collective works of art, as well as lectures, teaches and produces interpretive content. Gillette publishes on topics including the music of angels in sacred art, Late Gothic church furnishings and mechanical devices made for liturgical and paraliturgical spectacles.

  • Alejandra Gimenez-Berger

    • Contact: agimenezberger@wittenberg.edu
    • Alejandra Gimenez-Berger (PhD, 2006) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Wittenburg University in Springfield, Ohio. She is completing a book on sixteenth-century portraiture in European courts and a translation of Francisco Pacheco’s Art of Painting. In 2014, she published "Virtue  Ethics  and  Economies of Art" in Renaissance Quarterly; and in 2019 has contributed to the webpage "The Art Story: Modern Art Insight" on Sofonisba Anguissola.

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