Art History Faculty

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Art History Faculty

  • Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology and Chair of Art History
    Art History

    Jane DeRose Evans, PhD

    • Email: jevans@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9738
    • Office: Tyler 210P
    • Website: http://sites.temple.edu/janederoseevans/
    • Jane DeRose Evans can be found excavating in and studying coins from areas across the Mediterranean basin conquered by the Romans. Her work has taken her to southern France, Israel, Jordan and most recently Turkey, where she is the coin specialist for the Harvard-Cornell Expeditions to Sardis.

      Evans has been teaching at Tyler for more than twenty years, exploring the art and material culture of the Roman provinces, Rome itself and the ethical issues surrounding cultural heritage.

      She serves as Fellow of the American Numismatic Society, a board member of the American...

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  • Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art
    Art History

    Mariola Alvarez, PhD

    • Email: mariola.alvarez@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9172
    • Office: Tyler 201M
    • Mariola Alvarez is a historian of Latin American art of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a specialization in the history of abstraction in Brazil. 

      Contributing to a larger interest in interdisciplinarity and the relationship of art to postwar modernity, her forthcoming book examines Neoconcretism, a Brazilian group composed of artists and poets from the 1950s and 1960s. Her second research project will examine the art of the Japanese diaspora in Brazil. She is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to conduct research in Brazil towards this project. She has...

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  • Dean and Professor of Art History
    Art History

    Susan E. Cahan

    • Email: susan.cahan@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9710
    • Office: Tyler 210C
    • Susan E. Cahan is an art historian, curator and educator who specializes in contemporary art and the history of museums. Her research focuses on the relationship between social and artistic change and the confluence of factors that shape the way culture is imagined, discussed and advanced.
       
      Cahan served as dean for the arts at Yale College from 2009–2017. Prior to this she was the Des Lee Professor in Contemporary Art and an Associate Dean at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. From 1994–2003, she was a faculty member at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard...

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  • Professor of Italian and Southern Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture
    Art History

    Tracy E. Cooper, PhD

    • Email: tracy.cooper@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9165
    • Office: Tyler 201C
    • ON SABBATICAL, FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022
      Tracy E. Cooper specializes in Venetian and early modern cultural history and theory, with particular interests in architecture and urbanism, space and circulation and patronage and collecting studies. As a member of the board of directors for Save Venice, Inc. she is actively involved in conservation efforts. She is best known for her award-winning book, Palladio’s Venice: Architecture and Society in a Renaissance Republic [Yale University Press], which has had major interdisciplinary impact and been widely...

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  • Professor of Practice in Fine Arts Management and Associate Graduate Director for the Arts Management MA
    Art History

    Linda Earle

    • Email: linda.earle@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9177
    • Office: Tyler 201J
    • Linda Earle has worked in the arts as an educator, administrator, funder and curator and as an advocate for inclusion, freedom of expression and development of new platforms for cultural practice, participation and discourse.
       
      Before joining Tyler's faculty, Earle served as Executive Director of the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New York Arts Program, an academic and professional development semester for undergraduates. She was Director of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture from 1999-2009 and a Senior Program Director at the New York State Council on...

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  • Laura H. Carnell Professor of Renaissance Art
    Art History

    Marcia Hall, PhD

    • Email: marciahall713@gmail.com
    • Phone: 215-777-9736
    • Office: Tyler 201K
    • Marcia Hall is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Renaissance Art. She is a teacher and scholar of Italian Renaissance painting who has written widely on painting in the sixteenth century, Raphael, Michelangelo and those who followed them. She began her career studying the Counter-Reformation at a time when it was a neglected subject and continues to contribute with books authored and edited as well as professional lectures and graduate seminars. Her other particular interest is technical art history, especially the way painters used color. She has studied artists’ techniques using...

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  • Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture
    Art History

    Emily Neumeier

    • Email: neumeier@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215 777-9228
    • Office: Tyler 201E
    • Website: https://temple.academia.edu/EmilyNeumeier
    • Emily Neumeier specializes in the visual and spatial cultures  of the Eastern Mediterranean, with a focus on the Ottoman Empire. Her research addresses issues of architecture, cultural heritage, the history of archaeology, and nationalist discourses through art. She is currently preparing a book-length study that will be an alternative history of Ottoman architecture from the view of the provinces during the Age of Revolutions.

      Her archival and field research has been supported by the American Research Institute in Turkey and the Fulbright Program. During the 2018–2019...

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  • Assistant Professor, art of the colonial Caribbean and arts of the African Diaspora
    Art History

    Rachel Grace Newman, PhD

    • Email: rachel.grace.newman@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215 777 9722
    • Office: Tyler 201G
    • Rachel Grace Newman is an art historian from Toronto, Canada, with family roots in Jamaica. She specializes in art history of the colonial Caribbean and contemporary art practices of the Caribbean and African diasporas. Her research in colonial history has informed her curatorial and artistic practice. 

      In the spring of 2016, she curated Blood in the Sugar Bowl at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, which used 18th-century sugar bowls as an entry point to examine the colonial sugar trade. Her art project, In Rapture, is a...

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  • Associate Professor
    Art History

    Alpesh Kantilal Patel

    • Email: alpesh.patel@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215 777 9720
    • Office: Tyler 201 H
    • Website: www.alpeshkpatel.com
    • Alpesh Kantilal Patel’s art historical scholarship, curation, and criticism reflect his queer, anti-racist and transnational approach to contemporary art. His first monograph, Productive Failure: Writing Queer Transnational South Asian Art Histories [Manchester University Press], mobilizes “affirmative criticality” and “productive failure” as conceptual frameworks to produce a more ethical, entangled, and transparent practice of writing (art) history.

      In addition to having worked in the curatorial departments of the Whitney Museum of American Art and New Museum of...

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  • Assistant Professor of American Art and Undergraduate Faculty Advisor
    Art History

    Erin Pauwels, PhD

    • Email: erin.pauwels@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9737
    • Office: Tyler 201A
    • Website: https://temple.academia.edu/ErinPauwels
    • Erin Pauwels is an historian of American art and visual culture with special interest in photography and media theory. Her research explores the politics of visuality in the 19th and 20th centuries by mapping intersections between elite and popular forms of expression across evolving technologies for circulating, consuming, and reproducing images. 

      Her forthcoming book, Napoleon Sarony and the Art of Living Pictures, reconstructs the complex legacy of a once-famous, nineteenth-century artist to reveal how the expansion of mass media and celebrity culture...

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  • Associate Professor of Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art and Graduate Director in Art History
    Art History

    Ashley D. West, PhD

    • Email: ashley.west@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9745
    • Office: Tyler 201L
    • Ashley West is an art historian of the early modern period, 1400-1700, with a particular expertise in the history, practice and theory of printmaking and with interests in imagery produced around different kinds of cross-cultural encounters between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, the “New World,” Africa and the East Indies. She studies processes of cultural transmission and the dissemination of knowledge in the early modern period, as well as opportunities for artistic exchange through travel and portable objects, pilgrimages, diplomacy, warfare, global trade and exploration and early...

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  • Associate Professor of Aesthetics and Critical Studies, and Program Head of Painting
    Painting, Art History

    Philip Glahn, PhD

    • Email: phglahn@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9176
    • Office: Tyler 300B
    • Philip Glahn’s research and teaching focus on the histories, theories and practices of art as technology, labor and activism. His writings on the legacies of avant-garde strategies, the politics of drawing, digital media and new social formations, radio and the public sphere, as well as other topics have appeared in publications including Art Journal, Afterimage, The Brooklyn Rail, Parallax, Panorama and PUBLIC, as well as several anthologies. 

      His research has been supported by several grants including a Fulbright Fellowship and a Helena Rubinstein...

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  • Associate Professor and Program Head of Visual Studies
    Visual Studies, Art History

    Leah Modigliani, PhD

    • Email: lmodigliani@temple.edu
    • Office: Tyler 201B
    • Website: www.leahmodigliani.net
    • Leah Modigliani is Associate Professor of Visual Studies at Tyler School of Art and Architecture. She is an artist and scholar who rejects specialization in favor of transdisciplinary engagements with fine arts, art history, critical geography, urban studies, and politics. Modigliani’s projects arise from a network of concerns including the history of the avant-garde and its relationship to political critique, feminist art and writing, social dissent since 1968, the history of photography, performance and re-enactment as political strategy, and the pernicious effects of neoliberal...

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  • Adjunct Professor
    Art History

    Sarina Miller

    • Email: sarina.miller@temple.edu
    • Sarina Miller teaches and develops courses in art and design history that incorporate cross-cultural and interdisciplinary elements. A primary component of her holistic pedagogical method involves visual literacy and thematic teaching. She is the recipient of Temple University’s 2018-2019 Part-Time Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Instruction Award.

      MA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Art History

    Matthew J. Palczynski, PhD

    • Email: rothko76@temple.edu
    • Website: www.arthistorylecturer.com
    • Matthew Palczynski’s research focuses on vanguard art since 1900, with a particular emphasis on the intersections between painting and architecture. One of his primary goals is to use art in unexpected ways, including for teaching best practices in business, medical and other non-traditional genres.

      PhD, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      MA, Syracuse University
      BA, Purchase College, State University of New York

  • Adjunct Professor
    Art History

    Alice M. Rudy Price, PhD

    • Email: alice.price@temple.edu
    • Website: www.alice-price-reframing-art.net
    • Alice Price studies gender and aging as it relates to the work of Scandinavian artists and designers at the turn of the 20th century. She also works on projects related to the reception and signification of image in relationship to text in the illustrated book. Alice's experience as an historian, teacher, trainer and secondary educator influence both a focus on context and identity, as well as her attention to the practice of teaching and student outcomes.

      PhD, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      MA, La Salle University
      MA, American University

  • Professor Emeritus, Prehistoric Aegean Art and Archaeology
    Art History

    Philip P. Betancourt, PhD

    • Email: phil.betancourt@gmail.com
    • Philip P. Betancourt is an archaeologist and art historian who specializes in the art and culture of the Minoans. He received a PhD in 1970 from the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored over 20 books and numerous articles on the art of the prehistoric periods of Greece. He is has been honored with many awards including an honorary PhD from the University of Athens and the Archaeological Institute of America’s gold medal for lifetime achievement in archaeology.

  • Professor Emerita, Modern and Contemporary Art
    Art History

    Therese Dolan, PhD

    • Email: therese.dolan@temple.edu
    • Therese Dolan has published Manet, Wagner, and the Musical Culture of Their Time; Inventing Reality: The Paintings of John Moore; and Gavarni and the Critics. Her articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including Art Bulletin, Nineteenth Century French Studies, Women's Art Journal, and La Revue de l’Art, among others. In 2002, she received a National Endowment for the Humanities summer fellowship to study with Carolyn Abbate at Princeton University on opera and voice. She served for two terms as chair of the Department of Art History from 1998 to 2004 and served as Interim Dean of Tyler School of Art and Architecture from January 2008 to June 2009.

      PhD, Bryn Mawr College

  • Professor Emerita, Medieval and Italian Renaissance Art
    Art History

    Gerda S. Panofsky, PhD

    • Email: panofsky@ias.edu
    • Gerda Panofsky taught and published widely and internationally on Gothic as well as 15th–17th Italian art and architecture. In particular, she wrote a book on the patronage and iconography of Michelangelo’s statue of “Christ” in S. Maria sopra Minerva in Rome. She has published in Slavics, producing articles and the book, Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin in Germany [1789]. She has been the sole editor of her husband Erwin Panofsky's Habilitationsschrift on Michelangelo of 1920, which was believed to be lost and whose manuscript was re-discovered in 2012.

      PhD, Cologne (Köln) University, Germany

  • Professor Emeritus, Modern and Contemporary Art
    Art History

    Gerald Silk, PhD

    • Email: gsilk@temple.edu
    • Gerald Silk is a modern and contemporary art historian with interests in Italian modernism, technological iconography, art and controversy and the intersection of style, politics and meaning in the visual arts. His current projects cover ethics and human and non-human animals in art and the relationship between the sexual revolution and Philadelphia bicentennial public commissions in 1976. 

      He publishes and lectures widely and is the author of books and book chapters, catalogues, articles and reviews. His work can be found in the periodicals, Art Journal; Art Criticism...

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  • Professor Emeritus, Italian Renaissance Art
    Art History

    Jack Wasserman, PhD

    • Email: wass@temple.edu
    • Jack Wasserman has to his credit numerous articles and reviews, as well as three books entitled, Ottaviano Mascarino, published under the auspices of the Accademia di San Luca, Rome; Leonardo da Vinci in the Abrams Library of Great Painters series; and Michelangelo’s Florence Pietà, Princeton University Press. He has had a number of research awards, including a Fulbright grant to Italy and grants from American Council of Learned Society, Samuel S. Kress Foundation and the American Philosophical Society.  

      PhD, New York University
      MA, New York University