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Alumni

See what some of our graduates are up to now...

If you're an Art History alumnus, please drop us a line (with "ARH Alumni" in the Subject) and tell us what you're doing now. We'd like to feature your story and help you keep in touch with your grad school colleagues!

Ann Marie Adrian (MA 2012)

Ann Marie is the Human Resources Assistant at the FSU Foundation.

David S. Areford (MA 1995)

David is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His first single-authored book The Viewer and the Printed Image in Late Medieval Europe was published in 2010.

Ceil Bare (PhD 2009)

Ceil is the Director of Faculty Services at Florida State University International Programs.

Hollie Beekman (MA 2004)

Hollie works in Registration at the Art Institute of Houston, Texas.

Martha Blackwelder (MA 1999)

Martha is the Executive Director of the Asia Society Texas, a regional center of the Asia Society New York. She recently co-authored At the Edge of the Sky: Asian Art in the Collection of the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Oaklianna Brown (BA)

Oaklianna is the Director of Operations for the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida.

James Bryan (MA 1995)

James is Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Lana Burgess (PhD 2010)

Lana is Faculty Curator and Director of the Museum Management Program at the McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina.

David Butler (BA 1976, MA 1980)

David in the Executive Director of the Knoxville Museum of Art, which opened in March 1990 and houses a collection of 20th- and 21st-century works on paper, canvas, mixed-media, sculpture and fine craft.

Stephanie Chadwick (MA 2009)

Stephanie is a student in the PhD program in the Department of Art History at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Steve Choate (PhD 2002)

Steve teaches art history and painting at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.

John Cone (PhD 1998)

John is Chair of Visual Arts and teaches art, photography and videography at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Leslie Cone (MA 2005)

Leslie is the Museum Registrar at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.  Previously she was with Atlanta-based Premier Exhibitions, which organized "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" and "Bodies: The Exhibition & Bodies Revealed."

Jennifer Courts (PhD 2011, MA 2006)

Jennifer is Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Southern Mississippi. She recently completed the manuscript for her first book, A Desire for Representation: Painting and Identity in Fifteenth-Century France, and is currently working on her second, Erotic Femininity, Ideal Beauty, and Spiritual Commodity in Fifteenth-Century French Art. 

Keidra Daniels Navaroli (MA 2007)

Keidra is the Assistant Director of the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Aaron DeGroft (PhD 2000)

Aaron is the Director of the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Previously he served as Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida.

Jennifer Feltman (PhD 2011)

Jennifer is Assistant Professor of Art History at Young Harris College, a private liberal arts college established in 1886. Her latest article is forthcoming with the Princeton Index of Christian Art's Studies in Iconography, and she is currently preparing a volume on the chronology of the north transept of Reims Cathedral and a book, Moral Theology and the Cathedral: Sculpted Portals of the Last Judgment in Thirteenth-Century France.

Ramiro Fernandez (BA 1974)

Ramiro Fernandez is an art historian and a recently retired photo editor of 30 years with Time-Life and People magazines. In 2007 he published selections from his extensive private archive of Cuban photographs in I Was Cuba: Treasures From The Ramiro Fernandez Collection.

Brianna Frank (MA 2007)

Brianna continued her education at FSU, earning a Master of Library Science degree. In 2008 she interned at the FSU Florence Study Center and at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. She is now a Career Center Librarian at Florida State University.

Holly Garner (BA 2000)

Holly received her MA in Art History with Museum Training from George Washington University, Washington, DC. She is currently working at the National Gallery of Art in the Department of Loans and the National Lending Service, Washington, DC.

Denise Giannino (MA 2006)

Denise is pursuing a PhD at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Katilyn Gormley-Collazo (MA 2006)

Katilyn is now teaching Art History and United States History at Ponte Vedra High School, where she is the Department Chair for Social Studies.

Bernadine Heller-Greenman (PhD 2002)

Bernadine is an adjunct professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Elizabeth Heuer (PhD 2008)

Elizabeth is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Design at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. She wrote the catalogue for and curated the exhibition "Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings" at the Cummer Museum of Art in Jacksonville in 2011.

Jean Hudson (MA 1993)

Jean is a Research Associate, adjunct instructor, and director of the Art History Media Center at Florida State University.

Barbara Johnston (PhD 2007)

Barbara is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, where she specializes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art history.

Tanja Jones (PhD 2011)

Tanja is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and ArtHistory at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Irene Kim (MA 2008)

Irene is head of Sotheby's Preferred; previously she was a Corporate Development Associate at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art.

Sara Klein (MA 2005)

Sara is the Teacher and School Programs Manager at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth.

Susan Kloman (MA 1999)

Susan is the International Specialist for the Department of African and Oceanic Art at Christie's, NYC

Lesley Langa (MA 2006)

Lesley works as a research specialist at the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, DC. She works on national research initiatives that pursue the public value of libraries and museums as centers of informal education and cultural history.

Dana Lemmer (BA 2010)

Dana contributed to Dothan Magazine (March/April 2011) on their review of the Wiregrass Museum of Art’s recent renovation.

Jennifer Lemmer-Posey (MA 2006)

Jennifer is the Assistant Curator at the Circus Museum at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida.

Annette LeZotte (MA 1995)

Annette is Associate Professor of Renaissance and Baroque and Decorative Art History and Associate Director of the School of Art and Design at Wichita State University.

Natalie Mandziuk (MA 2013)

Natalie Mandziuk is an Assistant Editor of philosophy and sociology scholarly monographs at Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Lexington in Lanham, MD.

Lesley Marchessault (MA 2009)

Lesley is the Volunteer Coordinator at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

Beth Marrier (MA 2006)

Beth is a contributing writer to Art Nexus magazine and the Project Manager for Lincoln Schatz, a New Media artist with a studio in Chicago.

Juan Martínez (MA 1977, PhD 1992)

Juan is a Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Florida International University. He is the author ofCuban Art & National Identity: The Vanguardia Painters 1927-1950 (University Press of Florida, 1994) and of monographs on Carlos Enríquez and María Brito, scheduled for publication in Fall 2009.

Michael Matos (MA 2005)

Michael is a Business and Economics Librarian at American University in Washington D.C.

Pete Mauro (MA 2001)

Pete received his PhD from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2007 is an Assistant Professor at Queensborough Community College, CUNY. His book, The Art of Assimilation at the Carlisle Indian School, will be published in 2011.

Bill McKeown (PhD 2005)

Bill is an Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor in the Department of Art at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee.

Preston McLane (PhD 2006)

Preston is an attorney in Tallahassee. His practice areas include environmental, art, and cultural resource law.

Michaela Merryday (PhD 2002)

Michaela is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Kara Morrow (PhD 2007)

Kara is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at The College of Wooster, Ohio.

Debra Murphy (MA 1979)

Debra went on to complete her Ph.D. at Boston University, and is now an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of North Florida. Additionally, Debra serves as the Southeastern College Art Conference’s First Vice-President and Chair of the Awards Committee for the Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Art Award.

Irene Nero (PhD 2004)

Irene is an Assistant Professor at Southeastern Louisiana University, which is located near her hometown of New Orleans. Currently the only art historian in the Department of Visual Arts, she teaches primarily modern and contemporary art and architecture. She continues her research into technology and contemporary architecture, focusing mainly on the works of Frank Gehry.

Lori Neuenfeldt (MA 2009)

Lori is an Art History Professor at Mississippi State University and Program Coordinator of the MSU Visual Arts Center Gallery. She was previously at the LSU Museum of Art and the Cummer Museum of Art in Jacksonville, and in the summer of 2009 she completed an internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Samantha Ogden (MA 2011)

After graduating, Samantha taught at Northern Virginia Community College, which is one of the largest community college systems in the US and is the largest in Virginia. Currently, she teaches at Tidewater Community College and works for Preservation Virginia, a statewide non-profit historical preservationist society (notable properties include Jamestown, Bacon's Castle, and the John Marshall house). 

Megan Paquette (MA 2005)

Megan is an art history instructor and curator of a gallery at Seminole State College of Florida. She is also an exhibiting artist and art instructor, and has been studying painting conservation for the past 7 years with Bonnie McNamara of Pruet Conservation Studio.

James Peck (BA 1995)

James is Curator of the Rockwell Museum of Art in Corning, NY, and a doctoral candidate at the University of Oklahoma. Previously he was the curator of European and American Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cassandra Pettiford (MA 2002)

After working as a registrar at Sotheby's in New York, Cassandra has gone back to school and is pursuing a degree in Moving Image Archive Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Carolyn Putney (BA 1975)

Carolyn was named the Chief Curator of the Toledo Museum of Art in March 2011. She is also the Director of Collections and Curator of Asian Art. 

Kevin M. Sandridge (MA 2003)

Kevin is an Adjunct Professor in the Humanities Department at Polk Community College and the Imaging Technology Coordinator for the Florida Technology Student Association in Winter Haven, Florida.

Seung Yeon Sang (MA 2008)

Seung Yeon received a PhD in Japanese and Korean Art History at Boston University in 2012.  She is an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Daniel Savoy (MA 2002)

Daniel completed his doctoral degree at NYU and is an Assistant Professor specializing in Italian art and architecture in the Department of Fine Arts at Manhattan College. 

Alison Schaeffler-Murphy (MA 2012)

Alison is an arts consultant and program manager for Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs. At the DCA she works with the Individual Artists Fellowship Grants, Citizens for Florida Arts, Poetry Out Loud, and Capital Complex Exhibitions.  Prior to that, while interning and serving as a special projects staff member at the FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts, she assisted several of the Museum’s departments. 

Leah Sherman (MA 2012)

Leah is the Coordinator of Academic Programs for the FSU Department of Art History.

Courtney Shimoda (MA 2004)

Courtney is the Hirayama Fellow in Japanese Painting Conservation at the Smithsonian Institution's Freer/Sackler Gallery of Art, East Asian Painting Conservation Studio.

Kelli Shultz (BA 2003)

Kelli is an Archaeology Research & Conservation Specialist with Odyssey Marine Exploration located in Tampa, Florida. She researches and appraises shipwreck artifacts, sets up new museum exhibits, and writes papers for industry conferences.

Elise Smith (BA 1973)

Elise received her MA from Vanderbilt University and her PhD from the University of North Carolina. She is the Chair of the Art Department at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS.

Timothy Smith (PhD 2002)

Tim is an Associate Professor in the Art History Department at Birmingham- Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. Tim teaches Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture as well as Etruscan and Roman art and archaeology.

Cheryl Sowder (BA, MA)

Cheryl is Associate Professor of Art History at Jacksonville University.

Stephanie Tessin (MA 2007)

Stephanie is an adjunct professor at Edison State College, following two years as the Special Projects Coordinator of Art in State Buildings for the state of Florida.

Nathan Timpano (PhD 2010, MA 2006)

Nathan is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Miami. During and after his doctoral work at FSU, Nathan was the recipient of national and international awards for his research, including a Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellowship at the Harvard Art Museums, a Fulbright Doctoral Fellowship to Vienna, Austria, and a DAAD Ph.D. Grant to Munich, Germany.

Patrick Tomlin (MA 2002)

Patrick received a Master of Library Science from UNC, Chapel Hill and is now the director of the Art & Architecture Library at Virginia Tech. He is also completing his Art History doctoral dissertation through Northwestern University.

Abigail Upshaw (MA 2013)

Abigail Upshaw is the Assistant Director of Development at Stetson University College of Law.

Stephen Wagner (MA 1995)

Stephen received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in May, 2004. He is a professor of Art History and coordinator of the Art History Department's graduate studies program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Keri Watson (PhD 2010)

Keri recently joined the Department of Art History at Ithaca College, where she teaches courses in Museum Studies and serves as Internship Coordinator. In addition to teaching, Dr. Watson will continue her research on modern visual culture and the history of photography. In 2014, Dr. Watson will present on art critic and curator Elizabeth McCausland at the Southeastern College Art Conference in Greensboro, NC, and on art history as civic engagement at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Chicago.

Andrea Bonilla Wells (BA 2005)

Andrea is the Assistant Director of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City. The de Nagy Gallery's "Painters and Poets" exhibit is featured in the January 31, 2011 edition of The New Yorker.