Curriculum Vitae

MARJORIE  OCH

Department of Art and Art History
University of Mary Washington
DuPont 319
Fredericksburg, VA  22401
(540) 654-2035
moch@umw.edu
maoch.org

 
RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on three areas:  the patronage of art by women in early modern Italy; the role of cities in Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Artists (1550, 1568); and the intersection of technology and art history pedagogy. Articles in manuscript: “Vittoria Colonna and a Visual Cult of Friendship,” and “Planning and Developing an Online Exhibit in an Undergraduate Seminar: Collaborative Learning between Students and Faculty.” Book in manuscript: “Cities in Vasari's Lives of the Artists.”

 
PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS

• Comprehensive knowledge of academic curriculum and curriculum revision.
• Proven strategic problem solving, planning and critical thinking skills
• Demonstrated leadership, managerial and strong relationship-building skills
• Strong organizational, collaborative, and communication skills
• Experience in administrative environment


ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Department Chair, Department of Art and Art History
University of Mary Washington
July 2002-June 2005, fall semester 2009

 
EDUCATION

1993     Ph.D. in Art History, Bryn Mawr College
Dissertation:  “Vittoria Colonna:  Art Patronage and Religious Reform in Sixteenth-Century Rome.”
Area exams:  ancient Roman painting, Italian Romanesque and Gothic architecture, sixteenth-century Italian painting, Jacques-Louis David

1989     M.A. in Art History, University of Delaware
Thesis: “The Erotic Paintings of Jacques-Louis David and the Tradition of Late Neo-Classicism.”

1982     American Institute for Foreign Study, Florence, Italy

1981     B.A. Cum Laude, Towson University, Maryland
Majors in History, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies; minor in Piano.


ACADEMIC  APPOINTMENTS

2008     Full Professor, Mary Washington College, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

Lecture courses: History of Western Art, I, II; Early Renaissance (Speaking Intensive); High Renaissance and Mannerism (Speaking Intensive); Northern Renaissance; Italian and Spanish Baroque; Northern Baroque (Writing Intensive); Museum Studies.
Online: History of Western Art II
Seminars (Writing Intensive): Methods in Art History (+ Speaking Intensive), Michelangelo, Bernini, Women and Western Art (+ Speaking Intensive), Venice.
Director of undergraduate independent studies (Writing Intensive) and internships; director of graduate thesis project (MALS).
Study Abroad: Venice and Croatia, Museums in London
Additional teaching interests: Donatello; Caravaggio; early modern women artists; the city of Rome; comparative study of Venice, Florence, and Rome.

2000-08     Associate Professor, Mary Washington College, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

2000     Instructor, “Critical Responses to Modern Art in the 16th and 17th Centuries: Biography and Fiction,” Art Workshop International, Assisi, Italy, June 13-26.

1999     Instructor, “Culture and Ritual in the Renaissance Court,” Art Workshop International, Assisi, Italy, June 14-28.

1994-2000   Assistant Professor, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA

1993-94     Visiting Assistant Professor, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Lecture courses and seminars: Introduction to Art, I; Sixteenth-Century Italian Art; European Baroque Art; Seminar: Early Modern Portraiture; First Year Writing Seminar: Critical Study in the Visual Arts.
Director of Senior Thesis Projects.


PUBLICATIONS -- ARTICLES  AND  ESSAYS

2017     “Margaret Sutton: Life + Art,” catalogue essay for exhibition, Margaret Sutton: Life + Art, UMW Galleries, April 19-June 29.

2015     “Lily Cox-Richard, The Stand (Possessing Powers), 2010-13,” catalogue essay for exhibition of the artist’s work, UMW Galleries, March 18-May 3.

2014     “Vasari and Venice,” in The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari, ed. David Cast. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate.

2013     “Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Silentio Pathologia: Macedonia at the 55th Venice Biennale,” The Art Section 7/6, http://www.theartsection.com/.

2011     “Vittoria Colonna in Giorgio Vasari’s Life of Properzia de’ Rossi,” in Wives, Widows, Mistresses, and Nuns in Early Modern Italy, ed. Katherine McIver. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate.

2002     “Portrait Medals of Vittoria Colonna: Representing the Learned Woman,” in Women as Sites of Culture: Women’s Roles in Cultural Formation from the Renaissance to the 20th Century, ed. Susan Shifrin, pp. 153-66. Aldershot, Hampshire, England:  Ashgate. Seleted for inclusion in Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, pp. 30-36, ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2013.

2002     Women in the Arts in Early Modern Europe, 1490-1700, with Dr. Julie Maia (West Valley College), Dr. Erith Jaffe-Berg (Hebrew University), and Sister Theresa Lamy, Ph.D. (College of Notre Dame of Maryland), www.albertrabil.com/projects2001/Maiaetal/maiaetalindex.html.

2001     “Vittoria Colonna and the Commission for a Mary Magdalen by Titian,” in Beyond Isabella:  Secular Women Patrons in Renaissance Italy, eds. S. Reiss and D. Wilkins, pp. 193-223.  Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press; reprinted 2002.

2000     “Fine Arts:  Overview,” Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women’s Studies, vol. 2 of 4, pp. 865-69, eds. Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender, New York: Routledge.

1999     With Norman Land. Contributions to The Samuel H. Kress Study Collection at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press;  rticles on the late 15th c. School of Verona Madonna and Child and Man of Sorrows; Il Bramantino’s Madonna and Child of ca. 1520;and Giuseppe Bazzani’s A Laughing Man of ca. 1735.

1996     The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner. London: Grove’s Dictionaries, Inc./Macmillan. Essays on Renaissance artists and patron: Raffaello dal Colle; Vittoria Colonna; Andrea di Giovanni Feltrini. Reprinted in Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art, 2 vols., ed. Jane Turner; revised, 2000.

1993     The International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture. Detroit: St. James Press. Essays on Italian medieval and Renaissance architecture and artists: Palazzo Farnese, Rome (1515-89); Palazzo Vecchio, Florence; the Cathedral Complex, Pisa; Sta. Maria degli Angeli, Rome; San Miniato al Monte, Florence; Francesco Primaticcio (1504/05-70).

1991     Brandywine River Museum, Catalogue of the Collection, 1969-1989. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine Conservancy. Fifty of 150 entries on American paintings, illustrations, and political cartoons.

1987     “Three Roman Unguentaria: The Early Glass-Blowing Industry.” In Ancient Art at the University of Delaware, exh. cat., pp. 99-101. Newark: University of Delaware Press.

 
PUBLICATIONS -- REVIEWS

Forthcoming Artemisia Gentileschi e il suo tempo, Museo di Roma, Palazzo Braschi, Rome, Italy, November 30, 2016 – May 7, 2017, catalogue and exhibition review, Art Inquiries.

2017     “Website Reviews: The Advancing Women Artists Foundation http://advancingwomenartists.org/, and Women Artists in the Age of Medici http://www.medici.org/women-artists-in-the-age-of-the-medici/,” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 11/2: 125-30.

2016     Jesse M. Locker, Artemisia Gentileschi: The Language of Painting (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015), Woman’s Art Journal 37/1, 65-66.

2015     Maia Wellington Gahtan, ed., Giorgio Vasari and the Birth of the Museum (Burlington: Ashgate, 2014), CAA Reviews, July. http://caareviews.org/reviews/2356

2014     Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Violence and Virtue: Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Judith Slaying Holofernes.’ New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013; Art Institute of Chicago, October 17, 2013-January 9, 2014. Catalogue and exhibition review, Woman’s Art Journal 35/2: 63-64.

2014     Michelangelo’s ‘David-Apollo,’ National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., December 13, 2012 - March 7, 2013, exhibition review, SECAC Review 16/4: 511-14.

2013     Rebecca Messbarger, The Lady Anatomist:  The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini (Chicago:  The University of Chicago Press, 2010), Woman’s Art Journal 34/1:  62-63.

2011     Mary D. Garrard, Brunelleschi’s Egg: Nature, Art, and Gender in Renaissance Italy (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), Woman’s Art Journal 33/1: 62-64.

2008     Andrew Ladis, Victims and Villains in Vasari’s Lives (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2008), Renaissance Quarterly 61/4 (2008): 1250-51.

2008     “Exhibition, catalogue, and anthology review: A Year of Feminist Art,” SECAC Review 15/3: 373-77.

2007     National Museum of Women in the Arts, “Exhibition Review: Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque,” March 16-July 15, 2007; Early Modern Women:  An Interdisciplinary Journal 2: 193-97.

2007     Gabriele Guercio, Art as Existence: The Artist’s Monograph and its Project (Cambridge and London: MIT Press, 2006), Renaissance Quarterly 60/3: 919-21.

2007     Carlo Maria Simonetti, La Vita delle ‘Vite’ Vasariane: Profilo storico di due edizioni,  Accademia Toscana di Scienze e Lettere “La Colombaria” Studi 230 (Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 2005), Renaissance Quarterly 60/1: 167-69.

2006     Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, editors, Reclaiming Female Agency: Feminist Art History After Postmodernism (Berkeley, University of California Press, 2005), Southeastern College Art Conference Review 15/1 (2006): 49-51.

2004     Caroline P. Murphy, Lavinia Fontana: A Painter and Her Patrons in Sixteenth-century Bologna (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2003), Southeastern College Art Conference Review 14/4: 354-357.

2003     David Franklin, Painting in Renaissance Florence, 1500-1550 (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2001), Southeastern College Art Conference Review 14/3: 233-36.

2003     Debra Pincus, ed., Small Bronzes in the Renaissance, Studies in the History of History of Art, 62, Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, Symposium Papers XXXIX (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001), The Sixteenth Century Journal 34/4:  1269-71.

2003     Diane Wolfthal, Images of Rape:  The “Heroic” Tradition and its Alternatives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999); CAA.Reviews (www.caareviews.org).

2002     Deborah Howard, Venice and the East: The Impact of the Islamic World on Venetian Architecture, 1100-1500 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000); The Sixteenth Century Journal 33/3:  935-37.

2001     Mary Rogers, ed., Fashioning Identities in Renaissance Art, introduction by Joanna Woods-Marsden (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000); The Sixteenth Century Journal 32/3: 786-88.

1998     Michelangelo: The Troubled Genius and His Times  (Stamford, CT: EMME Interactive, 1995) and The Renaissance of Florence (Santa Monica, CA: Pantheon Multimedia, 1995), CD-ROMs, for Architronic, vol. 7, no. 1 (August). http://saed.kent.edu/Architronic


SESSION  CHAIR  AND  COMMENTATOR

2016     Commentator, “Emotion, Status, and Memory in Early Modern Italy,” College Art Association, Washington, D.C.

2015     Open Session sponsored by Art Historians Interested in Pedagogy and Technology, Southeastern College Art Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

2015     Co-chair, “Using the Scientific Method and Online Resources: A Hands-On Technology and Pedagogy Session.” College Art Association, New York, NY.

2014     Chair, “Open Session on Pedagogy and Technology in the Art History Classroom,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Sarasota, Fla.

2013     Co-chair, “Plays Well With Others: Art Historians’ Collaborations, Intersections, and Networks,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Greensboro, NC.

2011     Chair, “Reflections on Where We Are and Where We Are Going with Technology in the Art History Classroom,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Savannah, GA.

2011     Chair, “Technology and Collaboration in the Art History Classroom,” College Art Association, New York, NY.

2009     Chair, “Open Session in Renaissance Art,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Mobile, AL.

2008     Chair, “The Early Modern City,” Southeastern College Art Conference, New Orleans, LA.

2007     Chair, “Using Technology in Teaching Art History,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Charleston, WVa.

2007     Chair, “Mary Magdalene: Before the Da Vinci Code,” Renaissance Society of America, Miami, Fla.

2006     Co-chair, “Teaching with Technology:  Art History Pedagogy in the Digital Era,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Nashville, TN.

2003     Workshop coordinator and participant, “Creative Women:  Fashioning an Identity and Community,” Attending to Early Modern Women, Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, University of Maryland-College Park.

2003     Chair, “Artists’ Biographies--Facts and Fictions,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Raleigh, NC.

2001     Chair, “Portraiture,” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago.

2000     Co-chair, “The Art of Making Families:  Power, Patronage, and Image in Renaissance Rome,” with Dr. R. O’Foghludha, Whittier College, Whittier, CA. College Art Association, New York City.

1999     Chair, “Reconsidering the Renaissance and Antiquity,”  Southeastern College Art Conference, Norfolk, VA.

1998     Commentator, “Women Artists and Patrons,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Chaired by Dr. K. McIver, University of Birmingham, AL.

1997     Commentator, “Women Artists and Women Patrons in the Early Modern Period,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA. Chaired by Dr. K. McIver, University of Birmingham, AL.

1997     Chair, “Feminism in the Classroom.”  A workshop sponsored by the CAA Committee on Women in the Arts, and the CAA Education Committee, College Art Association, New York City.

1996     Chair, “Issues in Portraiture, I and II,”  Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, St. Louis, MO.


PAPERS  PRESENTED

2017     “A ‘Cult of Friendship’ in the Letters and Portraits of Vittoria Colonna (ca. 1490-1547),” Richmond (UK)/Rome Fellowship Symposium.   

2015     “Colonna and Michelangelo on the Quirinal,” Renaissance Society of America, in Berlin, Germany. Session: “Vittoria and Michelangelo: A Broader Vision.”

2013     “Seeing Students as a Community of Thinkers,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Greensboro, NC. Session: “Plays Well With Others: Art Historians’ Collaborations, Intersections, and Networks.”

2012     “Renaissance Women’s Letters and a Visual Cult of Friendship,” Mediterranean Studies Association, Pula, Croatia.

2010     “Vittoria Colonna and a Visual Cult of Friendship,” Renaissance Society of America, Venice, Italy. Session: “Women’s Networks: Letters and Portraits.

2009     “Women and Vasari’s Lives of the Artists,” College Art Association, Los Angeles, CA. Session: “Early Modern Women and Religious Art: What’s Next?”.

2009     “Case Study: Using Collaborative Technologies to Develop an Online Exhibit in an Art History Seminar,” College Art Association, Los Angeles, CA. Session: “Web 2.0 and Art History.”

2008     “Vasari on Venice,” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, Ill. Session: “Shaping Civic Space in a Renaissance City Venice, 1300-1600: Physical Spaces.”

2007     “A Wiki, a blog, and an on-line exhibit,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Charleston, WVa. Session:“Using Technology in Teaching Art History.”

2005     “Bridging Course Content and Skills,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Little Rock, Ark. Session: “Using Pen and Voice in Art History.”

2005     “Giotto and Assisi in Vasari’s Lives of the Artists,” Renaissance Society of America, Cambridge, England. Session: “Perspectives on Italian Renaissance Art II.”

2003     “Contexts for Descriptions of Florence in Vasari’s Lives,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Raleigh, NC.  Session: “Artists’ Biographies--Facts and Fictions.”

2003     “Vasari’s Lives: City as Biography,” Mid-Atlantic Renaissance and Reformation Seminar, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, March 15.

2002     “The Place of Cities in Vasari’s Lives,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Mobile, AL. Session: “The Renaissance and the Language of Space.”

2001     “A Colonna Project for the Quirinal Hill, Rome,” Mediterranean Studies Association, Aix-en-Provence, France. Session: “The Colonna and the Orsini: Forging Familial Identities in Renaissance Rome.”

2000     “Nancy Spero: A Language of Rebirth,” Forum on Nancy Spero and Her Work, Mary Washington College.

2000     “Artists’ Travels Remembered, Imagined, and Recounted in Vasari’s Vite,” Renaissance Society of America, Florence, Italy. Session: “Italian Expatriate Artists in the Renaissance.”

1999     “Bernini & Modern Cinema: bel composto in the Classroom,” with Dr. B. K. Faunce, Department of English, Linguistics, and Speech, Mary Washington College. F.A.T.E. (Foundations in Art:  Theory and Education), Fort Collins, CO. Session: “Collaborative Models for Teaching Art History.”

1998     “The Juncture of Art and Violence in the Work of Nancy Spero,” Symposium on the Art of Leon Golub and Nancy Spero, Mary Washington College.

1998     “ ‘I thought this was a class about . . .’:  Redefining art history seminars through exhibition experience.”  Southeastern College Art Conference, Miami, FLA. Session: “Integrating Art Museums and Collections into Courses: Empowering Teaching Techniques,” October 28.

1998     “Lorenzo Lotto: Portraiture and Allegory,” New College Conference on Medieval-Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, FLA.  Session: “Northern Italian Paintings: Correggio, Lotto, and Barocci.”

1997     “Placing Women within Humanism,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Chapel Hill, NC.  Session:  “Women as Sights of Culture/Sights of Women as Culture.”

1997     “Offering Feminist Approaches in a Survey of Western Art,” F.A.T.E. (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education), Richmond, VA. Session: “Defining Art/Defining History.”

1996     “Negotiating Patronage,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, St. Louis, MO. Session: “Negotiating Gender.”

1996     “A Processional Painting:  the Madonna and Child with the Man of Sorrows, School of Verona, late 15th c.”; “The Meeting of Giorgione and Leonardo in Il Bramantino’s Madonna and Child”; and “Giuseppe Bazzani’s Genre Painting: A Laughing Man.” Invited contributions to the symposium celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Kress Study Collection of Renaissance and Baroque art at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

1996     “Patronage and Mediation,” College Art Association, Boston, MA. Session: “Reintegrating Female Patrons of the Renaissance.”

1995     “Isn’t It Obvious? Re-examining the Canon of Western Art,” Across the Curriculum: Current Scholarship in Lesbian and Gay Studies, sponsored by the Working Papers in Race/Class/Gender, Mary Washington College, February 24.
A second version of this paper was presented upon invitation at the Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference, sponsored by American University, Washington, D.C.

1994     “Portraits of Vittoria Colonna: Projecting the Poet and Humanist,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Session: “Patronage and Art: Italy.”

1994     “Representing a Community of Women Humanists,” Renaissance Conference of Southern California, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

1994     “Modeling Interpretation for a Methods Course:  Giovanni Baglione and Derek Jarman on Caravaggio,” Renaissance Conference of Southern California, Winter Symposium, “Teaching the Renaissance,” California State University, San Bernardino.

1993     “Are We Excluding Patrons? The Case of Vittoria Colonna,” XVIIIth International Congress for Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI. Session: “Beyond Isabella: Secular Women Patrons in Italy, 400-1600."

1992     “Renaissance Portraits and Literary Antecedents: Vittoria Colonna as Apollonian Muse and Church Reformer,” 13th Barnard College Medieval-Renaissance Conference, New York City. Session: “Depictions of the Body: Female Self-Representation.”

1991     “Vittoria Colonna and the Commission for a Mary Magdalen.” A Symposium in Honor of Phyllis Pray Bober upon her Retirement from Bryn Mawr College.

 
PUBLIC  LECTURES

2015     “Titian” and “Michelangelo,” two lectures for the Fredericksburg, VA-Este, Italy Sister City Association.

2002     “Faces--Real and Ideal,” in conjunction with exhibition, “Leonardo da Vinci:  Artist, Scientist, Engineer,” Phyllis Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Mary Washington College.

1999     “Interpreting Portraits of a Renaissance Poet:  The Many Faces of Vittoria Colonna,” Pennsylvania State University Department of Art History Lecture Series.

1998     “Women Artists of the Renaissance” and “Sofonisba Anguissola,” two lectures for Women’s History Month, Mary Washington College.

1997     “The Body and Gender: An Introduction to the Exhibit,” in conjunction with exhibition, “The Body and Gender,” Phyllis Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Mary Washington College.

1997     “Sofonisba Anguissola and the Art of Portraiture,” for Women’s History Month, Mary Washington College.

1996     “Women Artists of the Renaissance,” for Women’s History Month, Mary Washington College.

1995     “Renaissance Art and Its Sources,” Gayle Middle School, Fredericksburg, VA.

1995     “The Visual Arts and Censorship,” for the forum “First Amendment Rights -- And Wrongs,” sponsored by the Council on Community Values, Mary Washington College.

1995     “The Woman’s Body in Classical Mythology - Forms and Meanings,” in conjunction with exhibition, “The Stories of Gods and Goddesses:  Mythological Themes in Western Art,” Phyllis Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Mary Washington College.


PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE

2017     Guest Curator, Margaret Sutton: Life + Art, UMW Galleries, April 19-June 29.

2013     Summer Teachers Institute in Technical Art History, “Behind the Image: The Painted Surface and its Technical Study,” held at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art, July 22-26.

2006     NEH Summer Seminar, “Shaping Civic Space in a Renaissance City: Venice c. 1300 – c. 1600.” Directed by Professors Gary Radke (art history) and Dennis Romano (history), University of Syracuse, in Venice, Italy, June 12-July 14.

2001     NEH Summer Institute, “A literature of their own?  Women Writing:  Venice, London, Paris, 1550-1700.” Directed by Dr. Albert Rabil, Jr. (Distinguished Teaching Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

2000     Guest Curator, “‘Caught in the Act’”: Portraits of the Artist at Work by Phyllis Ridderhof Martin,” Phyllis Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Mary Washington College, 28 August-24 September.

1999     Faculty Seminar participant, “The Pedagogy of Oppression,” Mary Washington College, spring. Supported by the Teaching Innovation Program, MWC.

1998     NEH Summer Seminar, “Roman Palace Culture, 1500-1700.”  Conducted by Professor J. Connors (Columbia University) at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.

1997     Guest Curator, “The Body and Gender,” Phyllis Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Mary Washington College, November 7, 1997-February 15, 1998.

1997     Curriculum development, “Incorporating Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity into the Curriculum: An Interdisciplinary Project.” With colleagues from Departments of Anthropology and Sociology; English, Linguistics, and Speech; and Psychology, summer. Supported by Jepson Funds for Excellence, Mary Washington College.

1995     Faculty Seminar participant, “Feminist Pedagogy,” Mary Washington College, fall. Supported by the Teaching Innovation Program, MWC.

1990     Assistant to NEH Summer Seminar, “Roman Humanism, 1471-1527:  An Interdisciplinary Approach.” Conducted by Professors P. P. Bober (History of Art, Bryn Mawr College) and J. Gaisser (Classics, Bryn Mawr College) at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.

1989     Seminar participant, “Italian Renaissance Paleography,” led by M. Haines (Museo Horne, Florence, Italy) at Princeton University, Department of History of Art, October.

1984-88     Curatorial Assistant, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA

1987     Seminar participant, “Mannerism in Italy,” led by E. Cropper (Johns Hopkins University) at the Folger Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies, Washington, D.C., fall.

1987     Seminar participant, “Paleography and Methods of Research in Italian Archives,” led by Gino Corti (Florence, Italy) at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of the History of Art, spring.

1984     Seminar participant, “From Rhetoric to Poetic:  Transformations of History,” led by L. Gossman (Princeton University) at the Folger Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies, Washington, D.C., fall.

 
AWARDS  AND  HONORS

2017     Richmond Summer Visiting Faculty Fellowship Programme in Rome, Italy, offered through Richmond, The American International University in London

2015     Samuel H. Kress Foundation and The Italian Art Society, Renaissance Society of America

2014     University of Mary Washington, Center for Teaching Excellence and the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, Digital Media Commons Initiative

2013     University of Mary Washington, Center for Teaching Excellence and the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, grant to develop a personal domain for use in teaching and scholarship, maoch.org

2011-12     University of Mary Washington, Faculty Development Grant

2011-12     University of Mary Washington, Model Online Course Development grant

2010-11     University of Mary Washington, Faculty Sabbatical

2006-07     University of Mary Washington, Teaching, Learning, and Technology Fellow

2006     NEH Summer Seminar Grant

2004     Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, nominated by former student (anon.)

2001     Mary Washington College, Faculty Development Grant

2001     NEH Summer Institute Grant

2000     Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, nominated by former student (anon.)

1999     Mary Washington College, Teaching Innovation Program grant

1998     NEH Summer Seminar Grant

1997     Mary Washington College, Faculty Development Grant

1997     Mary Washington College, Jepson Funds for Excellence grant, “Incorporating Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity into the Curriculum:  An Interdisciplinary Project.”

1995     Mary Washington College, Faculty Development Grant, for research in Italy

1995     Mary Washington College, Committee on Instructional Technology, travel grant

1995     Mary Washington College, Teaching Innovation Program grant

1992-93     Theodore N. Ely Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College

1991-92     Fanny Bullock Workman Travel Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College

1991-92     American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship, alternate

1990-91     Theodore N. Ely Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College

1990     Travel Fellowship, Kress Foundation and Bryn Mawr College

1986-88     Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College

1987     Grant-in-aid, Folger Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies

1984     Grant-in-aid, Folger Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies

1980     Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honors Society, Towson University


SERVICE

Department of Art and Art History, University of Mary Washington

Department Chair, 2002-05 (three-year term);  fall 2009 (interim during chair’s leave of absence)
Asian Art History Search Committee, 2016-17
Admissions Liaison for art history, 2015-present
Assessment Coordinator, art history, 2012-present
Advisor to art history majors, non-majors, and incoming first-year students, 1994-present
Career Advisor, 1995-2000, 2005-present
Scholarship Coordinator, 2002-present
Visiting Artists and Speakers Committee, chair 1999-2000, 2006-07, 2009-10;  member 1996-99, 2005-06
Organizer, Careers in Art History, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013
Interim Director of the Slide Library, fall 2003, spring 2006, fall 2009, supervising a collection of over 80,000 slides and additional media, with assistance of two student aides
Kinetic/Multiple Imaging Search Committee, 2007-08
10-Year Review coordinator, primary author, and editor, AY 2003-04
Panelist, Professional Practices in Studio Art Symposium, November 28, 2005
Sculptor Search Committee, 1998-99

 
University of Mary Washington

Museum Studies Minor Committee, 2015-present
President’s Task Force on Sexual Assault, 2014-16
Provost’s Task Force on Moving to Four Credit/Unit System, spring 2015
University Faculty Appeals and Grievance Committee, 2012-15, secretary 2014-15
Academic Task Force for the Strategic Resource Allocation study, elected by university faculty, appointed by university president, 2013-14
Promotion and Tenure Committee, member, 2009-10, 2011-12
Distance and Blended Learning Committee, 2011-2014
Ad hoc committee to form a Women’s and Gender Studies major at UMW, 2007-10
Provost Search Committee, member, 2008-09
Faculty Development and Grants Committee, Secretary 1995-96; Chair 1996-97, 2005-06;  member 1995-98, 2003-06
Writing Intensive Committee, 2008-10
Speaking Intensive Committee, 1995-99, 2003-06
Oral Communications/Critical Thinking Assessments Project, May 2005, January 2006
Curriculum Committee, 2000-03, Secretary 2000-01
Presenter, “Evaluation of Speaking Intensive Assignments,” Speaking Intensive Program Summer Workshop, May 18, 1998
Board Member, Simpson Program for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 1998-2000
TIP Board (Teaching Innovation Program), 1996-99
Women’s History Month Committee, 1995-2010
Race, Class, Gender Awareness Project, 1995-97.  To develop and promote courses and programs which focus on R/C/G issues, and to incorporate these into the curriculum.
Faculty Advisor to C.O.A.R. (Community Outreach and Resources), 1995-96

Professional

Reviewer for the Southeast College Art Conference Online Exhibition Reviews, 2016-present
Reviewer for Thames and Hudson, 3-volume work: Art of Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas; Western Art Neolithic to Gothic; Western Art Renaissance to Contemporary, 2015
President, Art Historians Interested in Pedagogy and Technology, 2011-2015
Reviewer for McGraw-Hill, Eighteenth-Century Art, David Bjelejac (George Washington University).
Reviewer for Gardner’s Art through the Ages, Fred S. Kleiner and Christin J. Mamiya, 13th ed., Thomson/Wadsworth.
Manuscript reviewer for Southeastern College Art Conference Review.
Manuscript reviewer for The Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies.
Pre-publication manuscript reviewer for Prentice Hall, 2003 (D’Alleva’s Look Again!, art historiography and methods text).
Reviewer, NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers, May 2002, college faculty reviewer for the 2003 seminars and institutes
Member, Committee on Women in the Arts, College Art Association, coordinator of the survey on the status of women and people of color in the visual arts professions, 1995-99
Author, “Women in the Arts,” CAA News (March/April 1998), p. 17.
Author, “Survey on the Status of Women and People of Color,” CAA News (March/April 1996), p. 9.
Board member and volunteer, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, 1995-97, 2000-01

Memberships

College Art Association
ICOM, The International Council of Museums
Renaissance Society of America
Sixteenth Century Studies
Art Historians Interested in Pedagogy and Technology
Southeastern College Art Conference


July 2017

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